International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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Making this website a 2.0 experience Collaboration Collaboration Javier Garcia-Martinez   |   added on Feb 03, 2010 Making a 2.0 experience by adding links to the main social networking sites. The Facebook IYC group has already ca. 600 active and motivated members, mainly young students from all around the World. Connecting the official IYC website with the 2.0 web will likely increase its impact, synergism and creativity
Topic: internet, engaging the youth, media, 2.0 Audience: general public, youth, international, educators

Café Chimique – Chemische Koffie - Chemischer Kaffee – Café quimico Suggestion Suggestion Tim Reynolds   |   added on Feb 03, 2010 The Café Scientifique concept has been a successful global phenomena that brings discussion of current scientific issues into the public domain. For IYC2011 a series of Café Chimique (choose your language!) could be organised in Brussels and elsewhere.
Topic: climate change, nanotechnology, public dialogue, water quality, future food, biotechnology Audience: general public

Chemical Landmarks Suggestion Suggestion Tim Reynolds   |   added on Feb 03, 2010 International or National Chemical Landmarks have been used to mark significant anniversaries, people and places in the history and development of the chemical sciences. During 2011 it would be appropriate to initiate a similar programme in Belgium (and elsewhere of course!).
Topic: historic, landmarks Audience: general public, decision makers

Chemistry Videos Suggestion Suggestion John Malin   |   added on Jan 28, 2010 It's a video world, now easier than ever before to make a video and post it on YouTube. IYC 2011 can encourage students, professionals and organizations to make videos showing how chemistry improves people's lives. They can post them and provide the web addresses on a forum shown on the IYC 2011 webpage.
Topic: climate change, science fairs, lab safety, new medicines, materials Audience: general public, students

Da Física à Química Collaboration Collaboration Alexandra Silva   |   added on Jan 21, 2010 the pleasure of learning and thinking
Topic: teaching resources, chemistry courses, physics, sports Audience: students, general public, professional chemists, educators, regional, secondary schools