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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Contact Detail

Nkechi Okoye Ideas Activities
  • Mrs., Chemical Society of Nigeria ; Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria
    Awka, Nigeria
  • Email
    Tel 08056642900
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    Chemical Society of Nigeria ; Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria
  • 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 chemistry lecturer in a tertiary institution. Chemistry has been a subject I loved in my secondary school days more so I because of the teacher who taught me . He literally demystified science for me and related it to everyday life activities. I also want to help in making chemistry a subject to be loved by the young ones and for them to see that ,as we say in ICCON, that there is nothing on earth that is not chemistry - not forgetting the human body which for me is an interesting chemical industry that is environmentally friendly and so on...

My specific interest in the IYC 2011 is to know what chemists are doing to sensitize ourselves and the public on the need for chemistry to be practiced bearing in mind its benefits and hazards on the community we live in and the world at large.

I am happy being a chemist.