CMMS PAS is actively involved in the scientific events organized in the framework of the Festival of Science, Technology and Art organized each year in Łódź. The research workers of the Institute prepare presentations related to up – to – date problems the scientific world deals with (eg. lectures about quasi-crystals, photochromic switching systems or use of polymers in art), as well as the issues from everyday life. Apart from lectures and multimedia presentations visitors of the Festival have the unique opportunity to see the experiments from the scope of bioorganic chemistry or polymer nano- and micro-particles. All the presentations are met with great interest and are broadly discussed.
The scope of research performed in CMMS PAS was presented to the students of the University of Łódź and the Łódź Technical University, members of scientific circles during the CMMS year reporting meeting. The students were invited to see the posters prepared by the workers of the Centre for domestic and international conferences covering the most interesting scientific results achieved in 2008.
Under the auspices of the Centre of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies there has been organized a course for students of technical universities entitled: ‘Made of Plastic. It’s Fantastic! Polymers Life’. The course lasted from 19 to 27 April 2008 and was organized by the Board of European Students of Technology- BEST, Łódź working at the Technical University of Łódź. The participants of the course were the students of technical schools from several European countries
and the students of Łódź Technical University. The lectures covering different aspects of polymer science, from synthesis to recycling, were delivered by scientists from the CMMS PAS and the Technical University of Łodź.
Every year the meetings of NMR Spectroscopy School take place. They are arranged by Professor Marek Potrzebowski as a form of activity of the NMR Spectroscopy Section of the Polish Chemical Society. The meetings allow the participants from many Polish institutes, students and PhD students, to have a closer look at research work and laboratory equipment available in the Centre. Trainings include lectures as well as practical activities.Young scientists from CMMS PAS take active part in the spring and winter meetings of the Student Section of the Polish Chemical Society.
It is worth noting that the School of Polymer Chemistry and scientific meetings held within the course: Progress in Polymer Chemistry and Physics organized by Prof. Andrzej Duda also arouse great interest since the lecturers are always chosen from among the world-wide experts in chemistry, physics and polymer technology. CMMS PAS ensures access to scientific knowledge not only to students of technical departments of universities but also to secondary school students who frequently visit research laboratories of the Institute.