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50 Years of Innovation in Chemistry at Curtin

Join us for our upcoming celebration, 50 Years of Innovation in Chemistry at Curtin on Thursday 28 September 2017.

This year Curtin is celebrating 50 Years of Innovation. That's 50 years since we welcomed the first students into our predecessor institution, the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT), and 30 years since it became Curtin.

However, the formal teaching of Chemistry actually commenced in Western Australia long before WAIT was established, in May 1900 at the Perth Technical School on St Georges Terrace. In 1965, Chemistry moved to one of the original buildings on the Bentley site (B305), and was well established when WAIT received its own Act of Parliament becoming autonomous in 1967. In 2009, the Department of Chemistry moved into state-of-the-art facilities in the Resources and Chemistry Precinct (B500). Regardless of the architectural surrounds, Chemistry at Curtin has contributed significantly to the landscape of chemistry in Western Australia.

Our upcoming event, 50 Years of Innovation in Chemistry at Curtin will not only mark these significant milestones, it will also be a fantastic opportunity to rekindle friendships, reconnect with the University and network with industry. Not to mention, showcase what the Department and our graduates have achieved over the past fifty years and beyond.

Formal invitations will be sent later in the year, but in the meantime I invite you to register your interest to ensure you’re kept in the loop about this exciting event.

We also encourage you to tell your Chemistry friends and colleagues who graduated from WAIT or Curtin. We don't want anyone to miss out.

We hope to see you in September.

Register now