International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Tajana Preočanin Ideas Activities
  • Dr, Croatian Chemical Society
    City of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Email
    Tel +385 1 46 06 154
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Croatian Chemical Society
    Department of Chemistry, Faculty of science, University of Zagreb
  • 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 am an assistant professor at the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Since five years ago I have been involved in numerous activities which promote chemistry and general science within kids and young people. We have organized “Open day of the Department of Chemistry” and the performance “Magic in Chemistry” for preschoolers and young kids. Next year we would like to incorporate the IYC in our activities and join the global experiment of testing water to increase interest of young people for understanding chemistry and science. Moreover, the group of chemistry students under my supervision will be involved in those activities and will be contributing with their enthusiasm and fresh ideas.