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Governance Update November 2016

Board of Trustess

Good governance of any organisation is essential, especially at a charity like SCI. The optimal organisational structures, processes and relationships must be in place to ensure that SCI has a secure future and delivers value for its members and other stakeholders. In July, the Board agreed to undertake a full Governance Review, which is now underway.

Weekly roundup 11/11/2016

Rothamsted Research believes its GM wheat will produce higher yields.

A roundup of the science and innovation news this week.

Weekly roundup 04/11/2016

The James Webb telescope. Credit: NASA
A roundup of the science and innovation news this week.

Report from the 23rd Joint Annual SCI-CSCST

The group at the 23rd joint annual SCI CSCST conference

Dr Weiping Wu reports on Emerging Opportunities and Challenges in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

Brexit renews focus on science and innovation

SCI submitted recommendations to BEIS' industrial strategy review.

The possible challenges and opportunities resulting from Britain’s exit from the EU have led to an increased focus on the role of science and innovation should play in the industrial strategy that the Government is keen to promote.

The role of science and innovation in post-Brexit UK

On 7 December 2016, SCI will host a panel debate inspired by the contribution of ICI and chaired by Paul Drechsler, President of CBI, to consider how science and innovation have previously contributed to the industrial success of the UK, and how they could again in the future.

Weekly roundup 28/10/2016

Krafler geothermal power station, Iceland.

In this week's roundup, we look at modified mosquitoes to combat the Zika virus and Iceland's move towards more geothermal energy, among other stories.

SCI Mentoring Programme Update October 2016

Mentoring Image

A key part of SCI’s strategic mission is to support members’ careers through training, development and employment opportunities. To facilitate this mission SCI has launched a new Member Benefit - The SCI Mentoring Programme.

Beilby Medal and Barrer Award 2017

Beilby Medal

The SCI Materials Chemistry Group is calling for nominations for both the Beilby Medal and Prize and the Barrer Award. The deadlines are for both awards is 16 January 2016.

1st Call for Nominations for 2018 Rideal Lecture


SCI's Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group is calling for nominations for the 2018 Sir Eric Rideal Lecture a celebration of a late career/lifetime achievement of researchers and technologists who have made sustained contributions to colloid and interface science.