International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Spanish Official Opening for the INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF CHEMISTRY 2011

Activity by Concepció Roca   |   added on Feb 23, 2011   |   Spain Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Organized by the Chemistry and Society Forum and the Spanish Scientific Research Council

The celebration is Chaired by Spanish Government First Vice-President, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba. Also participating are Government Education Minister Ángel Gabilondo and Government Science and Innovation Minister Cristina Garmendia.

Luis Oro, President of the European Association on Chemical and Molecular Sciences; Rafael Rodrigo, President of Spanish Scientific Research Council; Reyes Jiménez, President of the Spanish Conference of Chemistry Deans; Nazario Martín, President of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry; and Carlos Negro, President of the Chemistry and Society Forum and the Spanish Chemists Association, are also joining the celebration.

The Official IYC Opening, held at the CSIC premises in Madrid, is also framework for the presentation, by the Spanish Post Office and Telegraph President Mr. Alberto Lafuente, of the Spanish 2011 IYC Commemorative Stamp, also commemorating the centennial of the Nobel Chemistry Prize to Marie Skolodowska Curie; and the presentation of Chemistry and Society Forum’ Gold Medal for the 2001-2010 Decade in Chemistry Research and Innovation to Avelino Corma, founder and director for 20 years of the Institute for Chemical Technology in Valencia (Spain).


SPANISH 2011 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF CHEMISTRY OFFICIAL OPENING PROGRAM

Welcome. Rafael Rodrigo, President for the Spanish Scientific Research Council

Introduction. Ángel Gabilondo, Government Education Minister

2011, International Year of Chemistry
Luis Oro, President of the European Association on Chemical and Molecular Sciences

Presenting of the 2011 IYC Spanish Commemorative Stamp
Alberto Lafuente, President of the Spanish Post and Telegraph

Chemistry: “our life, our future
Reyes Jiménez, President of the Spanish Conference of Chemistry Dean
Nazario Martín, President of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry

Foro Química y Sociedad Gold Medal of the 2001-2010 Decade in Chemistry Research and Innovation
Carlos Negro, President of the Spanish Chemists National Association. President Chemistry and Society Forum
Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, Spanish Government Vice-President

Chemistry Research and Innovation Gold Medal of the 2001-2010 Decade awardwinner
Avelino Corma, founder and director for 20 years of the Institute for Chemical Technology in Valencia (Spain).

Intervention
. Cristina Garmendia, Government Science and Innovation Minister.


Following the celebration is a cocktail for all attendants.


Topic: celebrating chemistry Audience: professors, decision makers, educators, general public
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