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The Role of the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells
Alan Heeger
This talk describes the discovery of ultrafast photoinduced electron transfer as the scientific foundation for the creation of a technology for low cost "plastic" solar cells.
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Catalysis - A Key Technology for Sustainable Chemical Processes and Energy Technologies
Matthias Beller
The development of new and more efficient catalysts constitutes a key factor for achieving a sustainable production of all kinds of chemicals today and in the future. Several major challenges are presented in this talk.
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Attosecond Science in Molecular Photonics
Andre Bandrauk
This lecture reviews the evolution of the science of measurement of ultrafast molecular processes from fs to asec time scales, the recent advances and future applications of this new frontier of Molecular Photonics.
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Chimie sans frontiers — chemistry without borders
CIC

The spectacular stone walls of Québec City — the only North American city with fortifications north of Mexico — provide an impressive backdrop for any meeting. But for the thousands who gathered there in late May for the 96th annual Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition (CSC2013), walls are something that must be overcome if chemistry is to assume its rightful place as the "central science."

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Students off to Chem Olympiad
CIC
Canada's top high school chemistry students will represent the nation at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad July 15-24, 2013 in Moscow, Russia.
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Helping engineer a potential career
News Guardian
Students have been given a hands-on approach to ways to address any skills gap in the engineering industry. Fabricom Offshore Services invited 16 Year 10 students at Whitley Bay High School to their head office in Longbenton as part of 'World of Work Day.' The pupils were taught about the importance of the oil and gas industry and got to meet two of the six apprentices taken on by the company last September.
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University of Buffalo grads take their friendship, engineering degrees to MIT
UB Spectrum
Four years after walking into UB's freshman orientation, three recent graduates are planning to take their engineering degrees to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Steven Brown, Sourobh Ghosh and Daniel Salem each earned a full scholarship to attend U.S. News & World Report's top-ranked engineering graduate program — a title MIT has held every year since the magazine began ranking graduate schools in 1990.
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Summer jobs scarce for students
CBC News
New Brunswick students are struggling to find work this summer, despite some 36,000 jobs created for students across Canada. College and university students have been working — or looking for work — since April, and now high school students are joining the search for scarce jobs. Kerstin Schlote is on summer break from university. Each day, she wakes up, eats breakfast and heads to work — as an unpaid guide in a museum.
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Online awards nominations now open
CIC
Did you know you can now submit nominations for CIC, CSC and CSChE awards electronically? Nomination deadlines for most CIC and CSC awards are July 2, 2013. To find out more or to submit a nomination, visit http://www.cheminst.ca/awards.

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Employees need technical skills to land hard-to-find jobs
The Augusta Chronicle
A lot of people want to work, but not everyone has the skills to get hired. Scott LaPorte sees it every day. "The unemployment out there is so intense that we are inundated by folks with college degrees that can't find jobs for more than $8 an hour," said LaPorte, vice president and partner with Trojan Labor and Acrux Staffing in Augusta.

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Paper science degree pays off with 100 per cent job placement
Cincinnati.com
Studying paper science at Miami University — yes, paper science — might not sound like the most thrilling subject for today's college student. But if that student wants a job, it will do just fine. Miami is one of only eight schools in the country to offer the concentration, with a track record that is crystal clear: Every graduate of the program finds a job. It's now a concentration within chemical and paper engineering.

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More work experience, less education, needed to get a job
Troy Media
Why are there so many unemployed youth? Why do so many graduates of colleges, institutes and universities as well as high schools fail to find work? It is very easy to predict who will never really get successfully established in a good job or career — those who reach the age of 25 without ever having had any kind of paid work.
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Recent LHS grad selected for Nason Memorial Scholarship
Lynnfield Patch
The Essex County Youth Foundation has announced that Lynnfield resident Adannia Nwangwu has been selected for the Henry and Ruth Nason Memorial Scholarship. Nwangwu, a recent graduate of Lynnfield High School, plans to study chemical engineering and after graduation hopes to attend medical school.
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