We marked the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) with a worldwide collaboration that chronicles this amazing story in a timeline illustrated by students from 118 schools in 28 countries.
Organized by Chem 13 News magazine, this special undertaking celebrated the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) in 2011, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sponsored event. There are participating schools and organizations from every Canadian province and territory, as well as 20 U.S. states and 14 countries.
There is a poster, a permanent wall display, and free mobile apps of the project.
Chem 13 News magazine ran a contest to design tiles for the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og). Check out the submissions and finalists.
In May of each year, the Department of Chemistry runs two online contests to challenge high school students. Each exam is multiple choice and covers material that a well-read high school chemistry student is likely to have come across in the course of studies. The Avogadro exam is geared toward junior high school students and the Chem 13 News exam is for senior students.
Chemistry outreach program
Our outreach program invites grade 11 and 12 chemistry classes to visit the University of Waterloo for a Chemistry Day (or half day). The Chemistry day can include a selection of the following events:
- A hands on chemistry lab that uses stoichiometry calculations and physical properties analysis
- Campus tour or science based tour
- Chemistry mini-lecture
- Admissions information panel
- Free time to explore campus (if requested)
We also offer consulting and chemistry workshops for chemistry educators, scheduled as requested. Contact us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on upcoming events.