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IYC 2011

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. Under the unifying theme "Chemistry—our life, our future," IYC 2011 will offer a range of interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages. The Year of Chemistry is intended to reach across the globe, with opportunities for public participation at the local, regional, and national level.


Each month C&EN will highlight a region of the world and profile ACS members living and working in some unlikely places. International members make up nearly 15% of ACS's 163,000 members, and they reside in 140 countries.


In additon to these "Off the Beaten Track" profiles, we'll constantly be introducing IYC 2011 related content. Below you can find the most recent stories concerning IYC 2011.

January 31, 2011

IYC Profile: Cuba

In this U.S.-embargoed country, ACS members such as Alberto Núñez-Sellés seek a greater connection to the world.

Februry 28, 2011

IYC Profile: Fiji

For Fijian ACS member Tevita Voro, living in paradise can have its challenges.

March 28, 2011

IYC Profile: Lebanon

Chemist Najat Aoun Saliba focuses her research on Lebanese issues. (With Photo Gallery)

April 25, 2011

IYC Profile: Burkina Faso

In this landlocked West African country, chemist Mouhoussine Nacro hopes to preserve centuries-old traditions. (With Photo Gallery)

May 30, 2011

IYC Profile: Moldova

Chemistry professor Vasile Gutsanu has lived through Soviet and independent rule.

June 27, 2011

IYC Profile: Azerbaijan

Enamored by science as a child, Saida Aliyeva uses her talents today to address her country's environmental challenges.

July 25, 2011

IYC Profile: Ghana

David Dodoo studies the environmental impact of mining on this West African nation.

August 29, 2011

IYC Profile: Vietnam

Natural products chemist Ngo Le-Van returned home to fulfill his chemical dream.

September 26, 2011

IYC Profile: Mauritius

In deepwater dives, Daniel Marie hunts for bioactive compounds to treat diseases such as cancer.

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