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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Paul Payawan Ideas Activities
  • Member, UP Chemical Society, Philippine Association of Chemistry Students, Inc.
    Quezon City 1100, Philippines
  • Email
    Tel 09162954603
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
  • Organizations:

    UP Chemical Society, Philippine Association of Chemistry Students, Inc.
  • 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'm Paul Payawan and I'm a BS Chemistry student at University of the Philippines Diliman. Ever since I was in high school, I always wanted to learn more about chemistry. Chemistry, I believe, IS the central science because every natural phenomenon can be explained by knowing the basic and advanced concepts of chemistry. So when I learned that 2011 is declared as the International Year of Chemistry, I am so excited to be part of it. I want to promote, especially to the students in my country, the interest in science and chemistry in particular. I believe that what I will learn in the IYC 2011 can be used to help my countrymen in their everyday struggle against poverty. If we can develop more chemists in our country, I believe that we will be a more advanced society.