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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DR Helen Njenga Ideas Activities
  • SENIOR LECTURER, WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Email
    Tel 254722610895
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    WOMEN IN CHEMISTRY UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
  • 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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About:

After obtaining a BSc in Chemistry in 1977, I studied chemical engineering for my MSc and PhD. I worked for Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute before taking my present job at the University of Nairobi where I teach industrial chemistry undergraduate students.

Last year I and other women chemists at the Department of Chemistry formed an informal groug ' Women in Chemistry' . One of our core activities is to mentor school girls and female university students to pursue chemistry careers.

During IYC, we have planned visit secondary schools to motivate and support girls to appreciate and love science