International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Raquel Gonçalves-Maia Ideas Activities
  • Professor
    Braga, Portugal
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  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
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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 teach and research Chemistry for more than 30 years at the university level.

I enjoy writing (I have more than ten books already published) specially in order to show how the World benefits from the world of Chemistry.

During IYC2011 I was invited to take part in several activities in different institutions (secondary and tertiary level), mainly by giving talks (about Madame Curie, Dorothy Hodgkin, Women in Chemistry,...) and promoting some of my books.