Jakarta Capital Region, Indonesia
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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
Chem-is-try.org was founded in January 2003 to provide its viewers – primarily to high school and undergraduate students of chemistry – with general information and educational materials in chemistry. It is the first such website written in Indonesian.
Our site features columns on the following areas: popular articles related to chemistry and chemical engineering, profiles of well-known chemists, basic educational materials in fundamental chemistry, the periodic table, an organic chemistry database, information about the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), Ask the Expert, and an online discussion forum.
The site’s contents and design have slowly evolved into its present form. It is produced by student and professional volunteers who are studying and working from across the world. Our favorite experience in carrying out the project has been getting to know and collaborate with each other in developing the site. Although the members of the producing team have different backgrounds, each contributes meaningfully to the website.
We learn from each other, and through our collective efforts manage to serve our readers well. Many readers were delighted to discover a chemistry website written in Indonesian. Their appraisal and constructive criticisms have motivated us to work harder and do better on the project.
Realizing that chemistry as a branch of science plays a vital role in developing many technology-based industries, we strive to ensure that its fundamentals are better understood by Indonesian students and youth worldwide.
Through the various columns that we feature on the website, we would like to send the message to our visitors that chemistry can be learned and mastered in a fun way. In short, we derive the pleasure of knowing that our small project contributes to the larger effort of educating our nation.