International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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International Year of Chemistry 2011

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Ms. Elif Olgun Ideas Activities
  • MSc. Chem.
    Kocaeli Province, Turkey
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  • 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 chemist with a master of science degree in organic chemistry. I worked in a thesis project in the field of axial chirality. After exercising my brain in the world of stereochemistry, I went on to work in industry in the field of industrial and domestic waste disposal. As an analytical chemist, I carry out routine lab analyses in the laboratory facility of the corporation I work for. However, I have deep interest in popular science writing. Currently, I enjoy reading all kinds of popular science writing but hope to be able to write one day popular science stories in chemistry. I am also interested in how a scientist can improve himself/herself to become a t shaped scientist.