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Group News

Is it all it's fracked up to be?

Mike Stephenson & Jeffrey Powell

Fracking is a hot topic which explains why one hundred attendees including current SCI Honorary President, Paul Booth, chairman of SABIC UK Petrochemicals, turned up to hear Professor Michael Stephenson discuss the facts and factoids surrounding shale gas and hydraulic fracturing at the Shale gas and fracking: the science behind the controversy event.

Public Evening Lecture: Prof Michael Stephenson - video now available

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SCI welcomed Prof Michael Stephenson to present the January Public Evening lecture to a packed auditorium on 29 January 2015. The video of the lecture is now available for you to view.

AGM 2015 - please use your vote this year!

Jack Melling

Given the number and nature of the vacancies this year the results are likely to help shape the Society for years to come. It is not healthy for SCI to have the election of those who will govern and influence it decided by only 7% of the membership.

17th European Congress of Biotechnology, 3-6 July 2016 - call for speakers

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SCI is pleased to bring you news from our collaborative partner The European Federation of Biotechnology. The EFB Scientific Programme Committee is organising 20 symposia to run during the 17th European Congress of Biotechnology. They are now inviting proposals for topics and speakers.

AGM 2015 Nominations now open

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SCI Members are encouraged to put themselves forward for election as Trustees or Standing Committee Members and contribute their experience and ideas to shaping the future direction of SCI.

Public Lecture: Dr Dennis Koltsov - video now available

Nanomaterials

The use of nanomaterials such as ultra-fine powders, additives or complex nanostructures used in food and drink products has distinct advantages as well unknown risks and potential public rejection. Find out more by watching the video of the Public Evening Lecture delivered by Dr Dennis Koltsov.

Please Use Your Vote at the AGM 2015

Jack Melling

In most years only some 7% of members use their vote, but given the importance of the forthcoming vacancies for the governance of SCI and the challenges we face, I hope that many more members than usual will participate in the 2015 elections.

SCI's Day of Science & Careers returns on 27 April to London

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SCI's Day of Science & Careers returns on 27 April to London. The Day of Science & Careers is designed for Early Career People with a particular focus on providing information about the wide range of careers covered in the chemical, chemistry using and other science based industries.

SCI Scholarships - application process now open

SCI 2014 Scholars

Each year, SCI offers an opportunity for second year PhD students to apply for a Scholarship to assist with the increasing costs of study. An SCI Scholarship, worth £5,000 split across two years, gives the recipients an opportunity to broaden their network, their skills and their knowledge via dedicated early careers events and mentoring opportunities offered as part of the SCI Scholarship scheme.

Applications for SCI Travel Bursaries now open

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SCI members who are in the early stages of their career are invited to apply for a travel bursary to attend a conference, or to support travel in connection with their work and development.