Do you know that 2011 has been designated as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC2011)? Get ready for an exciting year of celebrating chemistry! We invite you to learn more about the benefits of participating in this global celebration and the resources available to you. Join us as Lynn Hogue (Chair, ACS Committee on Community Activities) and Judy Benham (Chair, ACS International Activities Committee) moderate the event on upcoming activities, tips, and resources you can use to celebrate the theme. Don’t miss live Q&A opportunities after the presentation!
What You Will Learn
- International Year of Chemistry 2011 – History and Concept
- Benefits of participating in the Celebration – Why you should get involved
- Activities planned and ACS Resources and support available to volunteers
- IYC 2011 First Theme for January – March: Energy—It’s Everywhere
- IYC 2011 Second Theme for April – June: WOW – Water in Our World
- And much more…
Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm ET
Meet The Speakers
At the local section level, Michael Mautino has been the Pittsburgh Section’s NCW Coordinator since 1999 and the CCED Coordinator since 2003, during which time the Pittsburgh Section has been the recipient of the ACS’s first CCED recognition award and 10 NCW-related ChemLuminary Awards. At the nationally level, Michael is a Past Chair of the Committee on Community Activities.
Andy Jorgensen is an associate professor of chemistry and is the director of general chemistry at the University of Toledo. He has served on ACS’s Committee on Community Activities which included a role in coordinating Chemists Celebrate Earth Day. He has been involved in the Toledo local section celebrations of CCED as well as National Chemistry Week. He presently serves as vice-chair of ACS’s Society Committee on Chemical Education. For several years he has coordinated Toledo’s Project Seed program. He has given many presentations on climate change, including to ACS local sections.
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