International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Dr Sonia Peter Ideas Activities

  • Bridgetown, Barbados
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    Tel 246-264-8542
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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
    Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
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I am head of the Department of Chemistry, Barbados community College.

I think it is important to be part of this celebration of the achievements of chemistry and also to highlight the need for responsible use of materials and be part of the movement to REGREEN the Earth which has been damaged by our consumption culture.

I will be producing a newsletter in collaboration with chemists from other academic institutions on the island for distribution to schools to share knowledge and heighten awareness.

My final year College students will also be working on sourcing natural dyes in collaboration with a sector of the fashion industry to assist them in greening the industry and minimising their ecological footprint.

I am fully in support of the year's activity.