International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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From the Big Bang to the IYC: Exposition on the Road

Activity by Eduardo Barzana   |   added on Mar 14, 2011   |   Mexico Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): School of Chemistry, UNAM and Carso Group

Within the celebrations of the International year of Chemistry, 2011, the School of Chemistry at UNAM and the CARSO Group have joined efforts to bring chemistry to society and have organized an itinerant exposition if four commercial plazas of CARSO Group.

Within the celebrations of the International year of Chemistry, 2011, the School of Chemistry at UNAM and the CARSO Group have joined efforts to bring chemistry to society and have organized an itinerant exposition if four commercial plazas of CARSO Group with the following calendar:

Loreto Plaza

24 march to 24 april

Jardín Plaza

25 april toa 22 may

Polanco Plaza

23 may to 12 june

Cuicuilco Plaza

13 june to 3 july

This exposition is an iconographic travel through the most transcendental moments of Chemistry in history: from the formation of the first atoms- when the Universe began to expand- to the most recent human contribution to developing and fabrication of tens of millions of materials and substances that are an integral part of our every day life. This trip includes the contribution to Chemistry of four great Mexican chemists:: Andrés Manuel Río de la Loza, Luis Enrique Bracamontes, Francisco Bolívar Zapata y Mario Molina-Pasquel.

Besides, the show in Plaza Loreto will include other activities related to chemistry during 5 weekends: 38 workshops and hands-on activities with attending people with the following calendar (every weekend):

friday

de 18 a 20 h

saturday

de 12 a 14 h

de 18 a 20 h

sunday

de 12 a 14 h

de 17 a 19 h

Celebrations also include the participation of Industries and Institutions in which they will show their diverse processes and techniques related to chemistry, from petrol distillation to rubber fabrication. The list of expositors is as follows:

Sponsors

PEMEX

Petrol

Industrias Peñoles

Mining

Grupo Modelo

Beer

Lanxess

Rubber and polymers

Instituto Mexicano de Ingenieros Químicos

Chemical Engineering

Bodegas Santo Tomás

Wine

Sociedad Química de México

Chemistry

Dow Chemical

Chemical Reagents

Some demonstrations by Lecturers from the School of Chemistry include:

School of Chemistry, UNAM

MC Socorro Alpízar Ramos

Pills manufacturing

MC Isabel Gracia Mora

Ice cream manufacturing

Dr. Víctor Luna Pabello

Chemical ecology

Dr. Rafael Moreno Esparza

Spectra of elements

Taller de Vidrio de FQ-UNAM

Glass manufacturing

The purpose of all these events is allowing people to get closer to chemistry in a friendly and playful way, including a little Theater Play, creating a new conscience of the endless benefits a responsible Chemistry brings to humanity.

 


Topic: chemistry education, educational materials, hands-on activities, demonstrations, art Audience: students, general public, industrial chemists, educational institutions
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