International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Ms Roumenka Chapkanova Ideas Activities
  • chemistry teacher
    Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Email
    Tel 3405146049
  • Sector:

    Primary or Secondary 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
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I am a Bulgarian teacher and long term employee of Faculty of Chemistry, Sofia University. I warked as a research assistant as well as a lecturer in English for science for nearly 15 years. After I retired in 2007 and meanwhile I was appointed as a science teacher in US Virging islands public system, St.Croix Central High school.

Back in 2000 I was among the group of teachers who established Factworld group of Intergarted language teaching as well as worked for the implementation of SAW/SAE in Bulgaria.

I have taken part in IUPAK and IETEFL conferecnes.

My main goal now is to get my students become more interetsed in chemistry so they would be able to compete in the "big" world and be aware of the changes that are happening with our planet Earth..