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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Associate Professor Charles Fogliani Ideas Activities
  • Director Australian National Chemistry Quiz, Royal Australian National Chemistry Quiz
    Bathurst NSW, Australia
  • Email
    Tel 0061 2 63315125
  • Sector:

    Primary or Secondary Education
  • Organizations:

    Royal Australian National Chemistry Quiz
  • 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
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I am the Director of the Australian National Chemistry Quiz. (ANCQ).You can view information about the ANCQ by visiting the website:

The date of the ANCQ duing the International Year of Chemistry is 28th July 2011.

The ANCQ is an annual event held in Australia and 14 neighbouring countries. The ANCQ is a unique chemical education tool that provides teachers with a country wide and a school wide benchmark of the students knowledge of chemistry. the ANCQ papers contain novel and interesting questions that cover the diverse application of chemistry to life. The ANCQ arouses the arouse the curiosity of young minds and students enjoy the the challenge presented by the Quiz.

The ANCQ papers are currently translated into Indonesian, Vietnamese, Tamil, Sinhalese, Thai and Chinese.Other translations will be determined by countriies that decide to participate in the ANCQ.

The ANCQ has an entry fee of AUD$5.06 per student to cover the cost of expenses.

Further information is avaiable by contacting Associate Professor Charles Fogliani at cfogliani@ancq,com