These monthly newsletters aim to keep all member networks updated with news describing how to get involved, as well as information of relevant events, services and new initiatives from the RSC Networks Team. If you require further information about any of the items in the newsletter, or have any comments or ideas for content please contact the Networks Team (networks@rsc.org). Network Representatives are encouraged to disseminate this information, as appropriate, to colleagues and other members. Up to date lists of members can be obtained by emailing the Networks Team (networks@rsc.org).

September Networks Newsletter

September Networks Newsletter
  • Change of RSC job role
  • RSC representatives in Industry
  • RSC Books Update
  • Events
Notices for RSC Groups
  • RSC Local Section Secretaries
  • IYC £1000 Challenge Grants
     
 Change of RSC job role
 
As many of you may already know, Sarah Harrison has recently left the Member Networks Team having gained a new role at the RSC as Professional Standards Specialist. Sarah will be responsible for Chartered Chemist (CChem) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) status as well as accreditation of company training schemes. Sarah’s position as Member Networks Specialist will be filled in due course but, for the meanwhile, if you have any queries, please send them to: networks@rsc.org
 
RSC Representatives in Industry
 
Student placements and internships can be advertised for FREE on a dedicated Industrial Placement site on ChemistryWorldJobs www.rsc.org/iplacements funded through the National HE STEM Programme.  Please contact the HESTEM@RSC.org for more information on advertising current placements or getting started with hosting industrial placements.
 
RSC Books Update
 
We are delighted to announce that the first title within the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series is now published. Edited by Peter A Williams, Renewable Resources for Functional Polymers and Biomaterials covers the source, production, structures and properties of some of the most important biomacromolecules with applications in the fields of biotechnology and medicine. View selected content from the eBook now on the RSC Publishing Platform. Further details about the series can be found at: www.rsc.org/polymerseries
 
Other new books from RSC Publishing include:
 
The Case of the Poisonous Socks by William Brock
The Biofuels Handbook Edited by James G. Speight
Membrane Engineering for the Treatment of Gases Edited By Enrico Drioli and Giuseppe Barbieri
The Chemistry of Expolosives, Third Edition, by Jacqueline Akhavan.
 
Events
 
RSC Events Deadlines



Major deadlines coming up – check out the individual websites for more details and all the key dates.
 
EVENT DEADLINE
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The commercial chemists – creating value outside of the cold!
4 October 2011
Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge UK
 
 
First come, first served
Register today!
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From academic polymer research to a commercial removable chewing gum
11 October 2011
Holiday Inn, Bristol City Centre, UK
 
First come, first served
Register today!
 
Developing Expertise in Practical Chemistry - for newly and recently qualified chemistry teachers
 
A series of one day courses  specifically aimed at supporting newly and recently qualified chemistry teachers of 11-18 year olds to be held at several UK locations during October.
 
 
 
Registration  details on the website
 
 
Industrial Advisory Boards Workshop
19 October 2011
The Chemistry Centre, London, UK
 
Registration  deadline:
10 October 2011
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CrystEngComm Symposium: Pharmaceutical Polymorphism
4 November 2011
The Chemistry Centre, London, UK
 
Registration  deadline:
21 October 2011
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1st PACN Congress on Agricultural Productivity
21 - 23 November 2011
Accra International Convention Centre, Ghana
 
 
Registration  deadline:
17 October 2011
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Crystallisation – A Biological Perspective:
FD159
23 - 25 July 2012
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
 
Call for oral abstracts
deadline:
30 September  2011            
 
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Inorganic Photophysics and Photochemistry- Fundamentals & Applications: DD13
10 – 12 September 2012
University of Sheffield, UK
 
Call for oral abstracts
deadline:
9 October 2011
 
 
 
Notices for RSC Groups
 
RSC Local Section secretaries
 
If you wish to order RSC Christmas cards to send out to selected members of your section, please send an email request to msadmin@rsc.org by 30 September. Please include the selection criteria of the members (e.g. over 70 or retired) and we will arrange to dispatch the cards and address labels to you at the end of October.
 
 
IYC £1000 Challenge Grants
 
We will be announcing an exciting new project at this year’s General Assembly. The IYC challenge fund will aim to create a legacy for the International Year of Chemistry through multiple grants from the RSC. If you would like to find out more about the project then please get in touch with Andrew Scott (scotta@rsc.org)
 
 
Posted by Helen Ashman on Sep 28, 2011 4:31 PM Europe/London

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