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Elementary Articles, 15 Sep 2014
Supporting chemistry education is a key aim for the Royal Society of Chemistry. To make sure this aim covers all... Outreach Fund - Half-baked ideas welcome
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West Midlands Chemistry Teachers Centre Events
The West Midlands Chemistry Teachers Centre has released their programme of events for academic year 2014/14 and there are two great events happening for teachers and sixth formers in the next couple of weeks. 1. Tuesday 23 September 2014 7.00 pm Autumn meeting for all teachers of chemistry: How STEMNET can help engage students with science and industry If you would like to come to this meeting, please email the Chair Jill Oldfield giving your name, school/college address, telephone number and preferred email address. Venue: King Edward VI High School for Girls (B15 2UB) In conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Division Midland Region. Dr Sarah Hill, the Chair of the RSC Education Division Midland, will talk about how STEMNET works with schools and colleges to help educators inspire students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). STEMNET can help you to access a range of STEM Enhancement and Enrichment (E&E) opportunities, including STEM Clubs and links with STEM Ambassadors. STEM E&E are activities which offer you or your school the opportunity to deliver exciting and inspiring activities both in and out of the classroom. Internet access will be available. As usual, the evening will be a marvellous networking opportunity in a relaxed environment, with light refreshments being served. Meet new colleagues, renew old contacts and perhaps bring members of your Department? Perhaps you would like to make a positive contribution to the continuing development of Chemistry and Chemical Education in the Midlands Region? If so, you may wish to join the WMCTC Committee as one of the teacher representatives. NQT or experienced teacher – your input will be very welcome and much appreciated. Please let us know. The WMCTC Annual Business Meeting takes place during the evening (20 minutes) and the agenda includes the election of teacher representatives to serve on the Committee – an excellent CPD opportunity. A Certificate of Attendance will be available for your Portfolio. There is no Registration Fee 2. Tuesday 30th September 2014, 7.00 pm The first lecture in the Sixth Form Lecture Programme all about Fireworks! To apply for tickets, please go to the WMCTC Website, download and complete the application form (top of the page) and send it to our Tickets Secretary, Dr Nigel Briggs as soon as possible. All the lectures are free but tickets are needed. Venue: University of Birmingham, School of Chemistry, Haworth 101 "FIREWORKS" Speaker: Dr Tom Smith, CarnDu Ltd (Davas Ltd), Kimbolton In 1998 Tom founded an independent explosives consultancy specialising in legal compliance for firework display companies and events. He played a key role in London's Millennium celebration as Production Manager and Safety Officer for the New Year's Eve firework display. Recent projects have included being Safety Advisor for several Commonwealth Games and Pyrotechnic Consultant for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games and many London New Year's Eve Celebrations. A ChemNet Meeting precedes this presentation.