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. Leonidah Kerubo Omosa Ideas Activities
  • Lecturer, Chemistry Dept, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    Nairobi, Kenya
  • Email
    Tel +254721797175
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Chemistry Dept, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    Kenya Chemical Society (KCS), Natural Products Research for East and Central Africa (NAPRECA)
  • 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 registering on behave of the women in chemistry, University of Nairobi, Kenya. We are organizing a breakfast at the School of Physical Sciences (SPS), Chiromo campus boardroom to network with other countries to celebrate the IYC and also to commemorate the Marie Curie’s pivotal role in chemistry. There will be power point presentations, discussions and video footage on the events of the day. The discussion will include; chemistry in life, women’s struggle in the field of Chemistry, challenges in the awareness and hence growth of chemistry as compared to other subjects and Marie Curie’s pivotal role in chemistry. The event will be attended by academic members of staff, undergraduates and postgraduate students, alumni and role models in the field. The breakfast will be held on Tuesday, 18th February, 2011 between 9.00-11.00 GMT to be in harmony with other breakfast meetings.