International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Jen Nixon Ideas Activities
  • Fellowship Coordinator
    Canberra ACT, Australia
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    Non Governmental Organizations
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  • IYC Interests:

    Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
    Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
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The Australian Academy of Science is the Australian adhering body to the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Each year an open day for the general public is held by the Academy in association with National Science Week. The open day involves formal lectures, childrens activities and basic experiments and science discussion. This years theme is to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry and this will be done by associating Chemistry with cooking.