International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Dr Leonard Gitu Ideas Activities
  • Secretary, Kenya Chemical Society, Nairobi Chapter
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Email
    Tel +254724495493
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    Kenya Chemical Society, Nairobi Chapter
  • 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 the Secretary of Kenya Chemical Society, Nairobi Chapter. I hold a PhD degree in Chemistry - Natural Products Chemistry - from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology, (JKUAT) Kenya. For the last fifteen years, I have been involved in teaching and research in Chemistry at JKUAT to both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in Chemistry, Agricultural Sciences and Building Sciences.

My interest in IYC 2011is mainly to create awareness of the role of Chemistry in life and to encourage the youth to take courses in chemistry and chemical sciences. As the secretary of Kenya Chemical Society, Nairobi Chapter I have a team that is eager to carry out thses tasks.

Looking forward to taking part in IYC2011

with the kindest regards

Leonard Gitu

Department of Chemistry