Practical Chemistry During a Pandemic – Virtual Summer PD

microscale techniques

An invitation from Bob Worley, reaching out from across the pond.

Now I know you all like to get up early* in the States and Canada. Here is an extra incentive for you along with your crispy, streaky bacon and maple syrup waffles (I shall miss the opportunity to have them at Chem Ed 2021). 

On the 13th and 14th of July, you can rise to two days of a UK and global chemical education symposium from the Royal Society of Chemistry Secondary and Further Education Committee. See a portion of the preliminary online programme in Figure 1. See the RSC Event Page for a more detailed programme. 

*Note: Day 1 begins at 9:30am BST and Day 2 begins at 12:00pm BST.

Figure 1: A portion of the preliminary schedule for Day #1. See the RSC Event Page for more details.


We like to keep a mix of what is new in chemistry along with practical ideas and explanations of new teaching ideas. Because we are online, we have contributions from Germany and Mexico. There is a small joining fee. You can get details and register HERE

My “tiny chemistry” has been quite popular in this horrible COVID-19 year because it can be carried out individually and does not always require a lab. I belong to a group of international friends who meet every 2 years to discuss microscale and I was going to host that meeting in the UK this summer but alas this is not possible so on the following day we have another meeting starting at noon (British summer time) lasting about 5 to 6 hours with worldwide contributions. I am happy to say that Professor Bruce Mattson is speaking. (Sadly, Dr Byron Howell of Tyler Junior College Texas, had sent lots of enthusiastic emails to me about the meeting but he died of this virus in December.)

If any of you would like to contribute a POSTER, please go to our Poster Challenge page and send one on to us (figure 2). They will go up on our website at

Figure 2: Poster Challenge details. Go to the Poster Challenge page.

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July 12, 2021, 11:01 pm to July 14, 2021, 10:59 pm