International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Tarik Khalla Ideas Activities
  • médiateur sceintifqiue, chargé de la communication et des affaires culturelles, faculté des sciences semlalia, université cadi ayyad
    Marrakesh, Morocco
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    Tel 00 212 5 24 43 46 49
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    Research Laboratories
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    faculté des sciences semlalia, université cadi ayyad
  • 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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To mark the International Year of Chemistry -2011 -, and in order to create spaces for exchange between different actors of the institution and give a radiant image of a changing university, the Faculty Science Semlalia - Marrakech-organizing, from 9 to 12 March 2011, the 16th edition of the Scientific and Cultural Week of the Student (SEMET16) under the theme:

"The chemistry our lives, our future"

The Year 2011, proclaimed International Year of Chemistry aims to:

- Raising public awareness of the role of chemistry to sustainable development.

- Encourage young people's interest in science and particularly chemistry for a better future.

- Centennial's second Nobel Prize in Chemistry Marie Curie (1911)

- Show women's contribution to the development of chemistry

This unique cultural event in Morocco gives students the satisfaction of the thirst for scientific knowledge in a convivial spirit or rule induction, scientific curiosity and especially the extensive research knowledge in this discipline that has marked the history of mankind.

Students create posters, presentations, experimental procedures or software under the guidance of teachers and researchers around the following sub-themes:

- History of chemistry;

- Chemistry: Water, Energy and Environment;

- Chemistry for Health: Health, Safety and Quality;

- Chemistry in Life Sciences;

- Chemistry in the Earth sciences and the universe.

This scientific event will see the animation of several parallel activities such as conferences and workshops will be led by academics and executives owned institutions.