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Mendeleev portrait in a hexagon with Mosaic guidelines Wanted portraits of Mendeleev! We need the help of students, educators and chemical enthusiasts from around the world!. We want to create a Mendeleev mosaic as a companion piece to our Timeline of Elements.The University of Waterloo is organizing another collaborative project! Find out more.

the timeline of elements in order of discovery by decade Timeline of Elements project update: Elements have been assigned to 118 schools from around the world -- 26 countries!  Our goal is to have chemistry students join together to create an original and imaginative version of the Timeline of Elements focused on their discovery. 

Periodic Table Project app screenshotTo celebrate 2011 International Year of Chemistry, we organized a student-designed collaborative The Periodic Table Project. The project was a great success, resulting in a poster, wall mural and free mobile app.   

  1. Sep. 24, 201850 years ago we started something special50 years of Chem13 News magazine covers.

    Not many magazines reach the age of 50 but since September 1968, the University of Waterloo Department of Chemistry has published Chem 13 News, a magazine for teachers of introductory chemistry worldwide.

  2. Sep. 4, 2018The little satellite that could: Waterloo’s ACE project marks 15 years of atmospheric science through applied spectroscopyAn artist's rendition of the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment satellite in orbit.

    Launched by NASA on board the Canadian satellite SCISAT in 2003, the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment (ACE) was intended for a two-year mission. Fifteen years later, ACE is still providing excellent spectra which provide vital chemical and physical data about our atmosphere, particularly the ozone layer.

  3. Aug. 23, 2018Chemists make breakthrough on road to creating a rechargeable lithium-oxygen batteryPerson plugging in an electrical car.

    Chemists from the University of Waterloo have successfully resolved two of the most challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries, and in the process created a working battery with near 100 per cent coulombic efficiency.

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  1. Oct. 3, 2018Chemistry Seminar Series: Stephane Quideau

    Chiral iodanes for asymmetric oxygen-atom (and carbon-atom) transfer in biomimetic dearomative transformations of phenols

    Stéphane Quideau
    Institute of Molecular Sciences
    University of Bordeaux

    Wednesday, October 3, 2018
    2:30 p.m.
    C2-361 (Reading Room)

  2. Oct. 10, 2018Chemistry Seminar Series: Dan Fishlock

    Development of the Cu(I)-catalyzed [3+2] Asymmetric Cycloaddition Process for the Manufacture of Idasanutlin

    Dan Fishlock
    F.Hoffmann-La Roche
    Basel, Switzerland

    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    2:30 p.m.
    C2-361 (Reading Room)

  3. Oct. 23, 2018GWC2 graduate studies information session and social for third and fourth year students

    All third and fourth year Chemistry and Biochemistry students interested in the possibility of graduate work at the Guelph-Waterloo Centre for Graduate Work in Chemistry and Biochemistry (GWC)are invited to attend an informal gathering sponsored by the (GWC)2.

    Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018
    4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Bombshelter Pub
    University of Waterloo

    Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
    4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Brass Taps
    University of Guelph

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