International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Helena Grennberg Ideas Activities
  • Professor, PhD, Swedish Chemical Society
    Uppsala, Sweden
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  • Sector:

    Research Laboratories
  • Organizations:

    Swedish Chemical Society
    Uppsala Univeristy
  • 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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As professor of Organic chemistry involved in university education of chemisty majors as well as minors, and as active in several divisions within my national chemocal sociey I have become increasingly worried about the decineing appreciation of chemistry as a topic. In my role as researcher, I am worried to see a high proportion of talented female new PhDs leaving academic research, and even the area.