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

Dr. Sergio Musmanni Ideas Activities
  • President, Colegio de Químicos de Costa Rica
    San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Email
    Tel (506) 8383-7875
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  • Organizations:

    Colegio de Químicos de Costa Rica
    Professional society
  • 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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As the Colegio de Químicos de Costa Rica our mandate is to help and support all activities related to our colegiates, the professional chemist´s working all abroad.

We shall send the message to society about the importance of chemistry in our daily lives, and the relevance of having responsible professionals handling every step in the lyfe-cycle of chemicals in order to obtain the maximum benefits and the smallest negative impacts because of the know-how of the chemists.

I would like to celebrate activities in Costa Rica linked to the international year of chemistry, bringing the stakeholders from academia, industry and the oublic sector on board.

Possibilities include the month of science (August) for activities, perhaps sending relevant notes to the media (eg newspapers), special mail stamps or lottery highlighting some of the great contributions of chemistry for our society