International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Polymer Education

Idea by Christopher Ober   |   added on Apr 08, 2011 04:15PM Collaboration Collaboration
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A web site designed to provide information on polymer chemistry, videos on famous polymer scientists and links of educational content related to polymers.

Polymer chemistry is an important part of the technology world affecting as it does so many industries, yet it is not a major topic in most K-12 education programs and it is not well understood by the general public. As a tool for connecting with students, teachers and the public, the IUPAC Polymer Division has established an educational website that provides learning software, links to video interview with award winning polymer chemists, educational videos on aspects of polymer chemistry, contests for IYC, links to educational web sites related to polymers from around the world and other topics.  This project encourages collaboration to improve the web site, increase the number of topics covered and generally improve connection to the learning community and the public.

Topic: videos, contests, engaging the youth, conferences Audience: general public, students, secondary schools, high schools, teachers


Rupashree Dass
May 07, 2011 07:28AM

Polymer Chemistry has never been taken as a major subject even in India as yet.It is very recent that a couple of universities around the whole country have taken up this subject as a graduate program and even then the no. of students enrolled in the subject are only a handful...I guess its still going to take a lot of years for the general public to know about polymer sciences at least in my country

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