The 11th International Symposium on Microscale Chemistry

12 - 15 July 2021, Oundle, Peterborough , United Kingdom


Introduction

Venue: Oundle School, Church St, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4EE

Monday 12th July 2021:

We meet in the senior Common Room (SCR), Oundle School, near Peterborough at 4 pm. Details are here https://ismc2021.weebly.com/oundle.html. Do look at this page as it shows you the rooms and Labs as well as useful information. Also on https://www.rsc.org/events/detail/44879/the-11th-international-symposium-on-microscale-chemistry
There will be an evening session including talks.
We shall finish with a lecture demo in the labs featuring Andres Tretiakov and myself, entitled “Anything you can do, we can do smaller”. We featured this at the Chem-Ed 19 event in Naperville, Illinois and it went well. Thermite reactions and rockets will feature.
There will be a 2-course buffet reception to follow back in the SCR.

Tuesday 13th July 2021;

Joint meeting with the RSC Secondary and Further Education Interest Group. It will deal strategies adopted in practical chemistry in education establishments since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wednesday 14th July 2021:

Connecting with STEM, Green Chemistry; Technical Advances in Microscale Chemistry.
Day 2 of the International Symposium of Microscale Chemistry.
UK School and University Technicians will show how they have made inroads into the acceptance of microchemistry with new equipment and designs.
  • How have their ideas been welcomed by teachers? 
  • Is Microscale chemistry Green Chemistry?
  • Can STEM be shown to work with microscale chemistry?
In the evening we can visit a local inn and experience some cheese tasting.

Thursday 15th July 2021:

Microchemical techniques; What directions should be taken to enhance acceptance of these procedures?
Day 3 of the International Symposium of Microscale Chemistry.
  • Does Chemical Education Research take practical work seriously?
  • Can Microscale chemistry be instrumental in addressing the misunderstanding and misconceptions students have about chemical processes?
  • Has the promotion of microscience by UNESCO made significant inroads into s countries education?
  • What are the main stumbling blocks to including these alternative procedures into school chemistry?
  • Are a country's exams systems capable of coping with modern innovation?
  • How can teachers keep up to date with the latest developments?
  • Is social media a better method of communication than papers in journals behind a paywall.
 We shall finish at about 3 pm and take our overseas guests on a visit to an English Stately Home to experience a cream tea.
At the evening reception, a former student of mine now a professional actor will entertain us  with “stories and legends of the fens”.



 
Sponsorship & supporting organisations
RSC Seccondary and Further Education Interest Group
CLEAPSS
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Oundle School

Science School and Senior Common Room, Oundle School, New Street , Oundle, Peterborough , PE8 4GH, United Kingdom

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RSC Secondary and Further Education Interest Group
International Symposium on Microscale Chemistry
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