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

Ms Katherine Warriner Ideas Activities
  • Science Co-ordinator, Preston Girls' Secondary College
    Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • Email
    Tel +61 3 9470 2755
  • Sector:

    Primary or Secondary Education
  • Organizations:

    Preston Girls' Secondary College
  • 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 secondary school science teacher in Mebourne, Australia, working in a small girls' school. We have high rates of participation in science classes but few of our students take chemistry with the idea of following a career in that area. I am interested in promoting careers using chemistry to girls (in particular) and to encourage them to seriously consider continuing chemistry at university. I am also keen to promote the fact that chemistry underpins all the sciences.