International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Dr Edson Minatti Ideas Activities
  • Prof. , Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
    Florianopolis - Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Email
    Tel +55 48 37216844
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
    Sociedade Brasileira de Química
    Projeto Ilha da Química
  • 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´m the secretary o the Brazilian Society of Chemistry (SBQ) in our state (Santa Catarina), at the south part of Brazil.

In 2011, the annual meeting of SBQ will take place at our city, Florianopolis.

Florianopolis is an island and we are also promoting the project called "Ilha da Química", which stands for "The Island of Chemistry".

In this project we will promote several activies with teenagers and highschools to difuse our science among them. We already started two activities:

a) The Golden Atom - a video festival for science movies, devoted to encourage the students to make and exhibit chemistry related videos

b) The Chemisty Fair - a scientific competition among highschool students of the whole state specially devoted to the IYC.

Apart of that, we will bring several meetings to Florianopolis in 2011, such as the French Brazilian Meeting on Polymers (FBPOL2011), the south-Brazilian meeting on Chemistry (SBQSul-2011), the National Meeting on Chemistry Education (ENEQ2011) and others.

For more info, please contact me at or