International Year of Chemistry, 2011

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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

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

Chemistry- our life Suggestion Suggestion Akshay Khatri   |   added on Dec 28, 2009 It will help the school children to develop their interest in chemistry.
Topic: science fair, workshops, climate change Audience: school children, students

Visualizing and Understanding the Science of Climate Change Discussion Discussion Peter Mahaffy   |   added on Nov 30, 2009 A recent IUPAC project is developing a set of interactive, web-based materials to help students visualize and understand the underlying science of climate change.
Topic: climate change, models, environment Audience: students, teachers, professional chemists