International Year of Chemistry, 2011

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization IUPAC - International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Dr Peter McPherson Ideas Activities
  • Belfast Metropolitan College
    Belfast, UK
  • Email
    Tel +44 (0) 28 9026 5037
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  • Organizations:

    Belfast Metropolitan College
  • 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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Belfast Metropolitant College offer a range of science courses at a variety of levels, including a Higher National Diploma in Applied Chemistry. We have a number of highly qualified chemists on our teaching staff, supported by a dedicated technical service.

We are preparing to move to new, purpose-buil accomodation in July 2011, and would like to launch our new laboratory facilities as part of a IYC 2011 programme. As an educational institution, our main emphasis is to encourage interest in chemistry at all levels, and we anticipate offering a range of refresher courses/lectures for teachers in the secondary sector, as well as public lectures on selected topics in contemporary chemistry. We are also considering a one-day Forensic Chemistry workshop for secondary school students.