International year of chemistry 2011

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International year of chemistry 2011

  1. 1. American Chemical SocietyInternational Yearof Chemistry 2011:This is Your Year
  2. 2. 73American Chemical Society 2
  3. 3. International Year of Chemistry 2011• The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on December 30, 2008, formally declaring 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC).• American Chemical Society supported advocacy efforts culminating in the United Nations’ IYC designation.• Led by IUPAC and UNESCO, the principal goal of IYC is to celebrate the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind.• IYC objectives align with the ACS vision and mission and several of ACS’s strategic goals• IYC Theme: Chemistry – our life, our futureAmerican Chemical Society 3
  4. 4. ACS Celebrates IYC 2011!THE GOAL: Build Awareness, Involvement and Excitement about IYC 2011THE MESSAGE: Take Action Tell Others Connect NowAmerican Chemical Society 4
  5. 5. Take Action• Year-long Outreach Activities coordinated through the Office of Community Activities ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, MATERIALS, HEALTH• Online toolkits featuring ideas, templates, and resources to support members as they plan IYC 2011 celebrations (www.acs.org/iyc2011)• Challenge Grants to Technical Divisions• Programming at ACS National and Regional MeetingsAmerican Chemical Society 5
  6. 6. Take ActionAmerican Chemical Society 6
  7. 7. Take Action• Year-long Outreach Activities coordinated through the Office of Community Activities ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, MATERIALS, HEALTH• Online toolkits featuring ideas, templates, and resources to support members as they plan IYC 2011 celebrations (www.acs.org/iyc2011)• Challenge Grants to Technical Divisions• Programming at ACS National and Regional MeetingsAmerican Chemical Society 7
  8. 8. Tell Others• 365: Chemistry for Life• IYC web page: www.acs.org/iyc2011• ACS Publications – C&EN – ACS Journals – ACS Newsletters – inChemistry & ChemMatters• ACS Network• Technology-enabled mechanisms: podcasts, mobile platformsAmerican Chemical Society 8
  9. 9. Connect Now!• Chemistry Ambassadors, Technical Divisions, Local Sections, Student Chapters, High School Chemistry Clubs, Regional Meetings and more!• A Multi-day event with CHF, AIChE, ACC, and NAS in February 2011 in Philadelphia• Partnerships with National Academies of Science and U.S. Government Agencies• Collaborations and Activities with Sister Chemical Societies Worldwide and various U.S. STEM OrganizationsAmerican Chemical Society 9
  10. 10. How can I get involved now?American Chemical Society 10
  11. 11. Here’s How!• Encourage participation in IYC 2011 Outreach Events and adoption of IYC 2011 Outreach Themes• Use newsletters, web sites, etc… to bring attention to IYC 2011• Subscribe and encourage others to subscribe to the IYC Bulletin! Send an email to iyc2011@acs.org to sign up now.• Encourage frequent visits to www.acs.org/iyc2011 or www.chemistry2011.org for the most up-to-date information• Consider Branding, Branding, Branding (and did I mention, Branding?)• Use and promote use of the online toolkits for IYC templates (proclamations, press releases)• Plan and Tag for IYC. Let us know through the IYC Group on the ACS Network or at iyc2011@acs.org.American Chemical Society 11
  12. 12. ACS Celebrate IYC 2011!• For additional information, questions, comments, ideas… www.acs.org/iyc2011 IYC2011@ACS.ORGAmerican Chemical Society 12

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