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 Patricia Gitari Ideas Activities
  • Dr, University of Nairobi
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Email
    Tel +254 716 753 930
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    University of Nairobi
  • 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 a lecturer in inorganic chemistry. My research interests are in the design and synthesis of coordination compounds for application as pharmaceutical agents. I am in the committee that is planning activities for IYC Kenya. My main objective is to showcase chemistry to the general public via simple and fun experiments. I believe if people especially children are exposed to chemistry, then they will realise that it is not as difficult as it is perceived to be and we will create national interest.