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The ChemEd 2013 Conference, largest conference focused on high school and introductory chemistry in North America, will be hosted by University of Waterloo Department of Chemistry from Sunday, July 28 to Thursday, August 1, 2013. The conference returns to University of Waterloo where it first began in 1973. University of Waterloo hosted the first five conferences until 1981. This is its first time back since 1981 and the Chem Ed conference will be in its 40th anniversary year.
All science and chemistry students from high school to post-secondary are encouraged to volunteer at ChemEd 2013. We will also need as many chemistry teachers (preservice, active or retired) as possible to help put this conference together.
We have received numerous designs for the newly named elements flerovium 114 and livermorium 116 for the Periodic Table Project. The top five of each will be selected and posted by April 2, 2013. We are arranging the voting process through twitter and at ChemEd 2013. These tiles were needed because IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) officially approved the name flerovium, with symbol Fl, for the element of atomic number 114 and livermorium, with symbol Lv, for the element of atomic number 116.
The Periodic Table Project has been a great success with the tablet apps being downloaded over 15 000 times as of March 2013. This free app is available for iPad, iPod, and Playbook