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Family chemistry events, demos highlight Chem Ed conference

by Deanne Puca

July 14, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of WMU chemistry class.
Chem Ed 2011
July 24-28
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is hosting a conference for high school chemistry teachers Sunday through Thursday, July 24-28, that includes open demonstrations and family activities.

Chem Ed 2011 is an event of the International Year of Chemistry, established by the United Nations as a worldwide celebration to honor achievements in chemistry. The five-day event includes three events that are open to the public.

Chem Ed 2011
Public events schedule

The conference also is the first in the United States to host of the IYC Tile Periodic Table, sponsored by Waterloo University, with tiles designed by students and groups all over the world.  The Tile Periodic Table may be viewed on the second floor of the Bernhard Center at WMU at any time during the conference.

Chem Ed 2011 has registrants from six countries and will offer them more than 200 sessions from which to choose during the conference. Most of these sessions involve teachers sharing with other teachers. In addition, almost 30 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest in teaching laboratory equipment.

Chem Ed conferences first began in 1973 at Waterloo University. They quickly became the premier international conference for high school chemistry teachers to be able to network with each other, stay abreast of all of the latest developments and techniques, benefit from each other's expertise and experiences and grow in instruction of the teaching of chemistry.

For more information, visit or contact Pat Vance at (269) 664-5780 or