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

Maria João Melo Ideas Activities
    Costa da Caparica, Av. da República 18, 2825 Almada, Portugal
  • Email
    Tel (00351) 21 294 83 22
  • Sector:

    Tertiary Education
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  • 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 have a passion for chemistry. The way it unveils nature is in tune with my own way to perceive/understand the world and it touches deeply my emotions. I am teaching bachelors and master students in conservation and restoration, and I try to convey them some of the fundamentals of chemistry; not always it is easy. So, I try every year to find new ways to explain it, hoping that eventually I will find an effective way to communicate with this young students.