International Year of Chemistry 2011 — Materials and Health Community Engagement

International Year of Chemistry 2011 — Materials and Health Community Engagement

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“Materials and Health Community Engagement” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speakers Lynn Hogue, ACS Committee of Community Activities and Tracy Halmi of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

This year we participate in a global celebration of chemistry – the International Year of Chemistry (IYC2011)! The year concludes with the third and fourth quarter topics of Materials and Health.  Be informed.  Join us as our speakers discuss resources and exciting upcoming events  that demonstrate the properties of materials and nanomaterials and the relationship between chemistry and health.


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What You Will Learn

  • Planned activities and ACS resources and support available to volunteers
  • IYC 2011 Third Theme for July – September:  “Living in a Materials World”
  • IYC 2011 Fourth Theme for October – December:  “Chemistry – Our Health, Our Future!”
  • And much more…


Webinar Details

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Time: 2:00-3:00 pm ET

Fee: Free

Meet Your Experts
Robert de Groot (Southern California) is a co-chair of the Program Development and Promotion subcommittee for the ACS Committee on Community Activities. He is currently a councilor for his local section and he was chair in 2009. Robert has coordinated local section outreach activities in the Central Arizona Section (1996 – 1998) and in Southern California since 1998. He also served on the Committee on Public Relations and Communications. Robert holds an M.A. with an emphasis in chemistry and earth science
 education from Northern Arizona University and a Ph.D. in science education from the University of Southern California.

Tracy Halmi teaches general chemistry and organic chemistry laboratory at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Tracy is heavily involved in chemistry outreach and works at both the local and national level as chairperson of National Chemistry Week.  Her programs have been recognized nationally with four ChemLuminary awards, recognizing excellence in chemistry outreach.  Currently, Tracy serves as the 4th quarter IYC theme team chair and is responsible for leading the development of the materials for Celebrating Chemistry as its relates to nutrition, hygiene, and medicine.

Demonstrations You Can Do

This episode of ACS Webinars™ is co-produced by the ACS Committee on Community Activities and the ACS Committee on International Activities. Learn more about ACS outreach programs at


The Fine Print
ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in this presentation are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the American Chemical Society.


3 Responses to “International Year of Chemistry 2011 — Materials and Health Community Engagement”

  1. Carolyn Rulli says:

    This sounds like a webinar that would provide useful information for High School Chemistry Teachers. Unfortunately, the presentation is during time in which they are all working.

  2. Oliver Toigo says:

    Very nice demonstrations!

  3. admin says:

    Dear Carolyn: Thank you very much for your interest. We are sorry that you can not attend the Live webinar – we endeavor to meet the needs of attendees from various time zones. We will be recording the webinars and post it here. Please check back again. We hope you will find the recording helpful.
    -ACS Webinars team

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