International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Contact Detail

Mr Faustino Tarongoy jr Ideas Activities
  • Department Chair, Chemistry Department, Xavier University
    Cagayan de Oro 9000, Philippines
  • Email
    Tel 63888583116
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Chemistry Department, Xavier University
    Integrated Chemists of the Philippines
  • 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 currently the chairperson of the Chemistry Department of Xavier University. Chemistry has been a defining part of my life since I realized I was a sort of science geek in my grade school years, and I continue to be fascinated with it. Part of our efforts in the department is to promote actively the relevance of chemistry in the daily lives of people and how it is important to contribute to development and progress in my country. This is also the way we can also attract more high school students to choose the chemistry career in their options for college degree. Among our own chemistry majors, we promote actively in developing their interests for postbaccalaureate degree in Chemistry. Next year will be an opportunity for us to actively and more visibly bring to public consciousness the importance and relevance of chemistry.