International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Professor Christine Gottardo Ideas Activities
  • Professor and Chair, Canadian Society of Chemistry
    Thunder Bay, ON, Canada
  • Email
    Tel 1-807-343-8466
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Canadian Society of Chemistry
    Department of Chemistry, Lakehead University
  • 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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As Chair of the Department of Chemistry at Lakehead University and Chair of the Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs I believe that it is important to promote to the community at large the involvement of undergraduate students in chemical research. Our activity, a video in which undergraduate students speak with enthusiasm regarding their first experiences with research, is designed to increase the understanding of the general population as to the nature of the work that students can complete in an undergraduate degree.