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

Mrs Susan Halliday Ideas Activities
  • Education manager, Catalyst science discovery centre
    Widnes, Halton, UK
  • Email
    Tel 0151 420 1121
  • Sector:

    Public Outreach
  • Organizations:

    Catalyst science discovery centre
  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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As education manager at Catalyst - the only science discovery centre with a focus on chemistry in the UK - it is my role to devise activities that will enthuse and inspire young people of all ages to think about science particularly chemistry. We run workshops and shows for schools, hold family sessions and have a very successful award winning science club for 11 - 18 year olds.

I work closely with teacher training colleges to help them to see the potential of out of the classroom settings in science learning. I also host many primary student teacher placements giving them the confidence to include more hands on science in their lessons.

Although I have a very small team we aim to produce some new and exciting activities for 2011. We will be working with local branches of RSC and SCI among others to put together a range of celebratory events to highlight chemistry.