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Web Project Competition 2004 Background Whats required How to write web pages Front Page Chime, ChemWeb Important URLs Project Rules & Deadlines ( ) HTML ( ) ExemplarChem ( )
Background 2-3 week blank period Need to fill this with something educational But…not too heavy going, or involve too much teaching! Must be fun! Do it on your own time Transferable skills – highly employable!
Web Competition Within School of Chemistry Top 4 will be chosen to go forward to RSC ExemplarChem competition First prize of £50 ExemplarChem Competition National Competition (50+ UK Chemistry Depts) Big prizes (£1000+) Lots of prestige, press coverage, etc. All web projects will appear of the Chemistry Dept web site (and stay there for years!).
What do you have to do? Write a set of web pages (maybe 10 or so) about a Chemical theme. You choose the theme – whatever bit of Chemistry (if any!) you like. Chemistry is a loose term – includes Biochem, Physics, Materials, Env Science, etc. MOTM. Lifestory of a famous chemist. Story of the discovery of the electron, etc. You can do as much, or as little as you want…
Is it compulsory? Yes, and no... Timetabled, in yearbook – you are expected to do it......but doesnt count towards exams.
Carrot Communication skills Transferable skills (looks good on CV!) Makes them stand out at interview from other UK graduating chemists. Web pages are all on Bristol website & stay there for many years. World visibility. A chance to be creative! Molecule of the Month. Best web projects not necessarily from best academic students. Not a chore – they get to choose the subject & style themselves. Puts the fun back into chemistry. Monetary: £50 prize from Dept + possibility of Exemplarchem prize-money
Stick If you dont do the project, No project submitted appears on the website. Final year project supervisors might see the web sites …
Style tips Interesting. Novel (not Viagra! or fireworks!), check the various MOTM pages and last years entries to see whats already been done. Colourful Interactive (Chime structures) Easy to read (6 th form level) Not (too) controversial! Choose something:
Example Ideas The chemistry of sex (testosterone, estradiol, progesterone, the Pill,…) Barbiturates (phenobarbitol, Marilyn Monroe…) Cholesterol DDT Haemoglobin, heme, porphyrins,… Alkaloids, morphine, opium, heroin, codeine, pethidine, methadone,… Soaps, stearic acid…
Layout Series of shortish pages (4-5 paragraphs), linked together. Title page (with your name & address) Introduction (what the molecule is, its structure, what its famous for…) Its history (who discovered/invented it?) How to make it synthetically How it works Side effects Related molecules References Figs must be referenced!
Dont… …use garish backgrounds (unreadable) …get too technical. (Explain it as if youre talking to a 1 st year undergrad or 6 th form level) …make it dull! (Use lots of colour, lots of diagrams, break up text with pictures). …make it too controversial. (Remember the pharmaceutical companies are sponsoring the prizes…) …mix upper and lower case filenames. Use only lower case, e.g. filename.htm or image.gif not Filename.HTM, or Image.GIF
Deadlines Projects must be submitted by Wednesday 16 th June. Given to me either by: (zip file) to: On floppy disk URL Results put on noticeboard along with the exam results, on Friday June 18th.
Marking Scheme Marking will be done by myself (& Dr Maher). Presentation (8 marks) This is how visually attractive the web site is. Readable? appropriate to the subject matter? easy to navigate, etc? Each project should have the authors contact address/ address. Content (8 marks) The quality of the information presented. The amount of chemistry/scientific facts that are given. Are the reference sources indicated properly and fully? Internet awareness (4 marks) Does the page make good and appropriate use of the web medium, rather than just being an electronic version of a paper document? use of 3D structures for molecules (Chime or VRML). interactive multiple choice questions. use of video clips or animations. links to external sites for more information, etc.
How to Write Web Pages Frontpage (recommended) ChemWeb Chime Word (only if youre desperate!) Word