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Upcoming CEA Events

  • Help us celebrate the end of the (teaching) year at our Annual Dinner, November 11.

  • Have you already registered for the November Lectures? They’re on November 22.

  • Would you like to go to Cape Town next year (or Hawaii?)

  • Bookings are open for the University of Melbourne’s VCE Outreach Programs


CEA Annual Dinner
  • November 11, University House, University of Melbourne

  • 7pm for a 7:30 start

  • $74 for a 3 course meal including drinks

Join the committee for a post-exam discussion and celebration of the end of the VCE year.

We will be honouring Jenny Sharwood as the Chemical Educator of the Year.

To RSVP, email mmoylan@unimelb.edu.au


Travel Scholarship: Applications are now open

The CEA will provide up to $5000 for a practicing teacher to attend a major international conference with a chemistry or chemistry education theme. The application form is here and applications close 25 November 2019.

Conferences could include:


Registrations for the November Lectures are still open

22 November 9am – 4pm in the Chemistry Building, University of Melbourne.

The registration form is here.

Cost: $165 (full) $100 (students/retirees)

Speakers are

  • A/Prof Jenny Pringle, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University

  • Prof Andrew Gooley, Enterprise Professor, School of Chemistry, University of Melbourne and Chief Scientific Officer, Trajan Scientific & Medical

  • Prof Jan van Driel, Professor of Science Education and Associate Dean (Research), MGSE, University of Melbourne

Four afternoon workshops are available and you can choose one of these workshops with your registration: 

Workshop 1: Environmental Science Outreach Meets Chemistry: An Approach To Extended Investigation for Unit 2 [Lab Workshop]

Workshop 2: Studying Essential Oils by TLC and Mass Spectroscopy [Lab workshop]

Workshop 3: Overcoming the Literacy Hurdle in the VCE Chemistry Classroom: strategies for teachers and students

Workshop 4: Systems Thinking and the Molecular Basis for Sustainability


VCE Chemistry Programs at the University of Melbourne

Bookings are now open for the VCE Chemistry programs at the University of Melbourne these will run 8-9 and 11-19 June.

  • Year 11 students analyse water samples for common organic contaminants and metal ions using either HPLC, AAS or UV-visible spectroscopy: click here for more information.

  • Year 12 students learn the principles and applications of organic chemistry and structural analysis and complete an analysis by collecting and combining data from Mass Spectroscopy, 1H and 13CNMR and IR Spectroscopy: click here for more information.

Both programs are designed to be complete introductions to these topics. The programs run simultaneously and we can cater for up to 50 Year 11s and 50 Year 12s at a time

The cost is $34 per student.

To book, email mmoylan@unimelb.edu.au with your preferred dates, the number of students you expect to bring and your school’s contact details.


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