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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Anna Sunter Ideas Activities
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    Wellington Central, New Zealand
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    Tel +6448946402
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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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Chemistry is a fascinating subject area and I am currently attempting to learn independently about this ever expanding area. When I was at school chemistry was not really a subject that was promoted as an interesting area of study for girls so, unfortunately, I missed out on a subject that could have led to a career in the sciences. This is why I think that this international year of chemistry is an ideal opportunity to promote chemistry in general and, most importantly, to publicise it in schools and demonstrate how interesting and rewarding the subject can be.