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Objectives of the International
Year of Chemistry
• increase public appreciation of chemistry in meeting
world needs
• encourage an interest in chemistry among young
people
• generate enthusiasm for the creative future of
chemistry
• celebrate the achievements of Marie Curie and
the contributions of women to chemistry
When the United Nations declared that 2011 would be the
International Year of Chemistry, it did so in part because the
year 2011 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the
Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Marie Curie.
Discussion Points:
Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time
• How has the landscape changed for women
chemists since the time of Marie Curie?
• What can we do to increase the professional
integration and visibility of women chemists?
• How can we make chemistry a family-friendly
profession?
• How do we encourage young people towards
careers in chemistry?
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