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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. 28, 2018Chemistry student Adrianna D'Sa awarded a HeForShe Impact scholarshipGroup image of all six HeForShe scholarship recipients.

    Each year, the University of Waterloo awards HeForShe IMPACT scholarships to outstanding first-year students studying in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The $12,000 scholarships are part of the University of Waterloo’s commitment to encourage more young minds to pursue careers in STEM, an area where those who identify as women or non-binary groups are currently underrepresented. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  1. Oct. 23, 2018Chemistry Seminar Series: Graham Bodwell

    A New Strategy for the Synthesis of Small, Strained Cyclophanes

    Graham J. Bodwell
    Professor, Department of Chemistry
    Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s

    Tuesday,  October 23, 2018
    2:00 p.m.
    C2-361 (Reading Room)

  2. Oct. 23, 2018Gairdner Lecture 2018: Dr. King HolmesGairdner Foundation.

    Dr. King Holmes is the William H. Foege Chair of Global Health at the University of Washington, a position he has held since 2006. He is also founder and director of the University of Washington Center for AIDS and STD, a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for AIDS and STD. Currently, Dr. Holmes is also the head of Infectious Diseases at Harborview Medical Center.

  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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