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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Eileen Atkins Ideas Activities
  • Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
  • Email
    Tel 0191 263 9860
  • Sector:

    Public Outreach
  • Organizations:

    Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums
    North East Regional Museums Hub
    Science and Technology Education Around Museums (STEAM) Network
  • 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 coordinate a science network in the North East called STEAM (science and technology education around museums). We are a group of museums, galleries, science centres, schools, universities and other science education providers across the region.

I am interested in IYC because it would be good to create joint projects and raise awareness of it through the network. We are holding our February meeting at the School of Chemistry at Newcastle University to start some ideas generation.

I am interested in exploring how chemistry activities for formal and informal audiences could be developed through museums and galleries in particular.