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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Cesar Restrepo Ideas Activities
  • Chemist, Grupo de Coloides (Universidad de Antioquia)
    Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Email
    Tel 057 4 2198657
  • Sector:

    Research Laboratories
  • Organizations:

    Grupo de Coloides (Universidad de Antioquia)
    Grupo Metodologías de la enseñanza de la química (MEQ)
  • 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 and I work as teacher and researcher at the Universidad de Antioquia.

I have taught children between 6 and 17 years old, about basic chemistry and its importance in our lives. This at the university and too through a goverment-university deal for visit neighborhoods depressed and to motivate to the young the study of the sciences, by means of academic activities, playful and attractive. All framed in an educational program called "seedbed chemistry".

In the research lab, I work topics about colloids. We have in the "Grupo de Coloides" lines research related with simulation, foods's colloids , natural insecticides formulations and colloidal stability.

In this year among several colleagues, we have several ideas to celebrate the YIC 2011, and one of them is to raise kites and balloons with chemical motives throughout the city, in the sky one day in August , including the University, schools and colleges, and if possible to link industry chemistry.