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International Year of Chemistry: Making a Difference for Years to Come?

4:14 AM MDT | October 19, 2011 | —alex scott

Hunt: Engaging the next generation. Thomas: Activities continue after IYC. The United Nations International Year of Chemistry (IYC) was officially launched in February to celebrate the role of chemistry in society and to mark 100 years since Marie Curie became the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Industry and academia have made extensive use of 2011’s IYC status as a springboard for launching projects that demonstrate the positive impact of chemistry. Executives emphasize, however, that the challenge will be for industry to continue...

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