International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Funanani Nevondo Ideas Activities
  • Miss
    Durban, South Africa
  • Email
    Tel 078 229 3263
  • Sector:

    Research Laboratories
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  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I am a women doing my MSc in Chemistry in the university of Kwazulu-natal. I love chemistry and I have found that most students in their first year of study do not understand much about chemistry. To them its just another module that is there and likes complicating things. I would love for them to get an awareness compaign in which chemistry can be explained in detail, what it involves and who are other chemists who have made an impact in this world. I have notice that there are less women in research and this is a great oppotunity to make them aware.