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 Bridget Farham Ideas Activities
  • Dr, Academy of Science for South Africa
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Email
    Tel +27 21 7892331
  • Sector:

    Public Outreach
  • Organizations:

    Academy of Science for South Africa
  • 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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Editor of the print publication Quest - Science for South Africa, published quarterly by the Academy of Science for South Africa. The first edition of Quest 7(1) for 2011 will focus specifically on IYC and will be distributed at the national SciFest in Grahamstown in early May. The publication has a print run of 25 000, which is distributed free to selected senior schools around the country with the express function of stimulating an interest in science among senior school science students and to provide resource materials for their teachers. A limited number are also available at retail outlets around South Africa for interested members of the lay public.