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

Rosa maría Catalá Ideas Activities
  • Director, NSTA
    Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  • Email
    Tel 525556732060
  • Sector:

    Primary or Secondary Education
  • Organizations:

    Sociedad Química de México
  • 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 a school director at the moment buy I've been a chemistry teacher for more than 20 years and it worries me to see that chemistry and all sciences are not being chosen by many students in our countries, at least not as a creative and marvelous way of living, but (when best) as a way to get a degree and get a job.

I think we must create a net of strategies and generate oportunities for all, as we third world countries live on total lack of innovation and depend totally on foreign technologies and industries. We don´t have patents, and our best students go to Europe and USA to study and don´t come back for the lack of places to work and develope their knowledge and skills.