October 21, 2017 @ 9:30am - 4:30pm.
The Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Centre (SSPC) are delighted to host the 36th ChemEd-Ireland conference on Saturday 21st October 2017, in the University of Limerick. The theme of this conference is Chemistry and Society and this one-day event will include a range of presentations and practical workshops on chemistry education.
The 2017 Keynote demonstration lecture will be presented by Stephen Ashworth, Reader, School of Chemistry, University of East Angelia, UK. For further details about Stephen’s talk please see here.
See here for an interesting article on Stephen Ashworth’s work.
09:30-10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00-10.55 Welcome and conference opening
Every breath you take, Prof. John Sodeau, School of Chemistry, UCC ICI Eva Philbin Lecture
11:10-11:30 Metal-organic Frameworks & their implications for society, Prof Michael Zaworotko, Director of SSPC & Bernal Chair of Crystal Engineering, UL
11.30-11:50 Clean Energy, Dr Míchael Scanlon, School of Natural Sciences & Bernal Institute, UL
11:50-12:15 Science and Society, Dr. William Reville, School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, UCC & Irish Times
12:15-13:15 Choice of workshop*
14:00-15:00 Choice of Workshop*
15:00-15:45 Kitchen Chemistry, Dr Stephen Ashworth, School of Chemistry, University of East Angelia
15:45-16:15 Chemistry at Senior Cycle, Anna Walshe, NCCA
16:15 Close of conference
*Choice of Workshop includes:
• Junior Cycle Science – JCT
• Laboratory Management Strategies – Anita Mahon
• SSPC Smell Factory: Exploring Organic Chemistry through our sense of smell
Registration fee €30 and includes lunch
Reduced fee for student teachers €15.
Registration through Eventbrite here.
Parking available for free on campus.
The University of Limerick has a wayfinding app, to help you find your way around the campus, and to our venue. This is available on both Android and Apple ios systems. Please download here: http://www.ul.ie/buildings/travel/car/ul-wayfinding-app from the UL site or alternatively from the iTunes Apple store or Google Play store
Lunch provided to all participants.
Conference closes at 5pm.
Please bring your white coat and safety glasses to participate in workshops.