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Group News

CPD points now available for SCI members

SCI is pleased to announce that it has become a CPD Standards Accredited Centre. This means that SCI members can now gain CPD points by attending eligible SCI conferences.

From round-bottom flask to chemical reactor: 33rd SCI Process Development Symposium

Process Development Symposium 2015

The 33rd SCI Process Development Symposium will explore this highly interdisciplinary field by bringing together a broad range of experts from various backgrounds. Organised by SCI’s Fine Chemicals Group, this established and well-attended meeting offers a discussion platform for process scientists from across the entire spectrum of the discipline.

Applications now open for SCI Scholarships 2016

SCI 2014 Scholars

Are you a PhD student approaching your second year of study and looking for financial support to assist with your study costs? If you are studying for a PhD in one of the many technical interest areas represented by SCI’s diverse membership, consider applying for a Scholarship. Application deadline is 30 April 2016.

A Historian's Guide to Amateur Plant Breeding - The DIY Gardening Evolution

DIY Gardening Evolution

In a beautifully constructed lecture organised by SCI's Cambridge and Great Eastern Group on 3 December 2015, Helen Anne Curry, Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, described the efforts of amateur gardeners to create their own new varieties of flowers, fruits, and vegetables throughout the twentieth century.

Public Lecture: Dr Sam Collins - video now available

Dr Sam Collin Lecture Image

SCI welcomed Dr Sam Collins Allen to present a Public Evening Lecture on 1 Dec 2015 about his experience working in Sierra Leone during the recent Ebola outbreak. Watch the vide of the full lecture today!

Joanne Lyall awarded Honorary SCI Membership

Joanne Lyall

SCI is pleased to announce that Joanne Lyall has been awarded an SCI Honorary Membership. Joanne was Executive Director at SCI from June 2010 - November 2013.

Apply now - SCI Travel Bursaries 2016 open for application

Travel - Plane Engine

If you are travelling to a conference or planning a study visit in 2016 and are in need of funds have you considered applying for an SCI Travel Bursary? You could get up to £1500 to support you with travel costs.

Prof Robert Brown highlights focus on ion-exchange catalysts for IEX 2016

IEX 2016

Ion-exchange resins have held an almost unique place in the arsenal of solid catalysts available for chemists and chemical engineers. Over twenty years ago M M Sharma listed over 300 reactions where they show useful activity and at IEX 2016 two sessions will be devoted to application in catalysis.

Gaia - creating the first 3D census of the Milky Way

First Star shines for Gaia

At a talk organised by the SCI Cambridge and Great Eastern Group at Cambridge University on 19 November 2015, Prof Gilmore, FRS of the Cambridge University Institute of Astronomy and UK Principle Investigator for Gaia, explained how the Gaia Mission will enable a 6-D map of the Milky Way.

SCI Scholars turn into entrepreneurs

College of Scholars Day

The 2015 College of Scholars day was held on 2 December 2015. This year we introduced a workshop challenge, whereby participants were asked to plan an event or activity to promote SCI to their colleagues and network of contacts on returning back to work or study.