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TV channel for chemistry in our life Suggestion Suggestion Noha Elnagdi   |   added on May 26, 2011 To have a TV channel that is broadcasting information about chemistry in our life, experiments, latest research in chemistry and laboratory techniques
Topic: experiments, history of chemistry, competition, exhibition, environment, chemistry olympiad Audience: general public, students, secondary schools, teachers, scientists, high schools, school children, educators, professional chemists, tertiary education, primary schools, iyc enthusiasts, international, researchers, global, decision makers, regional, post secondary students

Letters to a Young Chemist Discussion Discussion Abhik Ghosh   |   added on May 21, 2011 Written by senior statesmen of the field and up-and-coming younger chemists, this book presents unique insights into what it means to be a chemist. The 17 chapters are written in the form of letters to a Angela, a hypothetical undergraduate in San Diego, California, who is considering a potential career as a chemist.
Topic: engaging the youth, conferences, chemistry olympiad, climate change, environment, history of chemistry, presentations Audience: general public, students, secondary schools, teachers, high schools, scientists, educators, professional chemists, tertiary education, primary schools, iyc enthusiasts, international, researchers, global, post graduate students, decision makers, regional, post secondary students

Message from Mr.N.M.S.Hettigedera, Chairman, Steering Committee IYC 2011 National Secretariat (Sri Lanka) Collaboration Collaboration N.M. Sanjaya Hettigedara   |   added on May 21, 2011 IYC 2011 presents the best opportunity for us to go out and tell the world the true picture of chemistry and how chemistry has contributed to the well-being of humanity. It will also elevate the position of Chemistry profession. SL needs the support and involvement of the chemical industry and other relevant organizations.
Topic: hands-on activities, engaging the youth, experiments, workshops, conferences, presentations, competition, science fair, seminars, chemistry olympiad Audience: general public, scientists, educators, professional chemists, iyc enthusiasts, international, global, researchers, decision makers

Chemical Art, a particular research of PHD position Collaboration Collaboration Simon Raffy   |   added on May 19, 2011 Most of us try to use popular science for explain chemistry to the general public. It's not the only way : my goal is to fabricate chemical sculpture like dynamics systeme. We can fascinate the public with beautiful visual effect to increase there curiosity.
Topic: show, exhibition, experiments, presentations, art, sculpture, history of chemistry Audience: general public, students, teachers, scientists, global, professional chemists., international, iyc enthusiasts

Changing habits- changing climates Discussion Discussion Rupashree Dass   |   added on Apr 27, 2011 little habits that make a big difference
Topic: engaging the youth, workshops, environment, climate change Audience: general public, students, secondary schools, high schools, teachers, school children, educators, professional chemists, tertiary education, primary schools, iyc enthusiasts, researchers, global, post graduate students, post secondary students