Ms., The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland
Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland
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Organizations:The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland
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
I have recently retired from my position as lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry at Athlone Institute of Technology, (AIT) in the heart of Ireland. Throughout my career, apart from my teaching duties, I have been actively involved in promoting chemistry to young people, by participating in events for National Science Week, careers fairs and AIT open days. I served on the committee of the Eurachem Analytical Measurement competition since its inception in 1999. This is now an annual competition for third level chemistry students in Ireland.
I have published popular science articles in 'Chemistry in Action' and 'Science Spin' magazine and for the past few months, I have been writing a weekly column on 'Topical Science' for our local paper, 'The Westmeath Independent'.
I have been a member of The Institute of Chemistry of Ireland since 1974 and was elected a Fellow in 1986. I have served on the Council of this Institute for many years and I currently hold the voluntary position of Registrar.
Since my retirement, I have more time on my hands for activities to promote a knowledge and appreciation of chemistry to the general public and I am looking forward to taking part in a number of chemistry-related activities during this International Year of Chemistry.