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On the 12th of March, the Western Australia Branch held an event to commemorate 100 years since the founding of the RACI and the WA Branch. Past President Alf Larcher reports.
Congratulations to Professor Sally Brooker as the 28th winner of the Burrows Award and Associate Professor Deanna D'Alessandro as the winner of the Alan Sargeson Lectureship, both awarded by the Inorganic Chemistry Division for 2017.
The second instalment of 100 Reactions in a 100 Days features Jeremy Just of the University of Tasmania extracting the natural product polygodial from the dried leaves of Tasmanian Native Pepper.
The RACI Physical Chemistry Division invites nominations for the 2017 Physical Chemistry Division Medal. The winner will receive free registration to the Centenary Congress to deliver a Keynote Lecture.
Dr. Nathan Kilah from the University of Tasmania kicks off our centenary project with a demonstration of the "traffic light reaction".
The Victorian Women in Chemistry Group (WinC) has kicked off 2017 with a bang by hosting an event on the chemistry of winemaking and beer brewing. The event, held at the Monash University Green Chemical Futures building on the 9th of February, was extremely popular, boasting 60 attendees and having been booked out some weeks previously.
In response to the US Presidential Executive Order: “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”, The RACI expresses its support for the position of the American Chemical Society that scientists should be able to operate without restrictions to travel.
14 Bursaries available for students to attend the RACI Centenary Congress in Melbourne 23-28 July 2017 free of charge, including a payment of $500 to assist with ancillary congress expenses. Applications close 1 May 2017.
RACI Inclusion and Diversity Policy adopted by the Board
100 Reactions in 100 Days: An RACI Centenary Project
The RACI's strategic plan
- NSW, June 2017
- 3-7 April 2017, PERTH WA