Get ready to celebrate the periodic table! The U.N. has named 2019 the International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publication of Mendeleev’s groundbreaking Periodic Table of Chemical Elements. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is coordinating worldwide and will be listing events on their IYPT site. The American Chemical Society also has a portal dedicated to all things #IYPT2019 from ACS including educational resources, events, contests and engagement campaigns.
The ACS Green Chemistry Institute is planning to help celebrate by continuing to raise awareness about the Endangered Elements and ways that we can improve elemental sustainability. We are also hoping to have IYPT programming at the 2019 GC&E/GSC Conference.
The ACS Committee on International Activities is sponsoring the IYPT Challenge Grant program. Grant applications are peer-reviewed, competitive and designed to assist ACS Technical Divisions, Local Sections, International Chapters and Committees with planning and efforts to develop projects, events, and resources to contribute to the scientific success of IYPT. Grants will be awarded for amounts between $1,000 and $2,000 USD. Grant applications will be accepted until September 15, 2018, at 5:00 pm EDT.