Project Details Description and Analysis of IYC Activities

Project No.:
2012-009-1-020
Start Date:
01 June 2012
End Date:
30 September 2016
Division Name:
Executive Committee
Division No.:
020

Objective

FINAL REPORT

A final report titled ‘Description and Analysis of Activities‘ prepared by this task group is here shared [pdf – 1.4 MB]; additional sections covering the finances (IYC2011_Finances_sum120123) [pdf – 192 KB] and the activities the IYC Management Committee [IYC2011_Operations_sum150427.pdf – 414 KB] are also available.

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This is a project to analyze the successes of IYC and to identify its ongoing legacy. Part of that project would entail sending a questionnaire to the various organizations that have participated in IYC activities. Most prominent among these organizations are the various chemical societies around the world. The task group would analyze these data, report to the IUPAC Bureau, and ultimately share the results with IYC participants.

Description

A questionnaire will be sent to organizations that participated in IYC, notably National Chemical Societies. In summary the questions are:

  1. Could you summarize or highlight the activities that your organization carried out during the International Year of Chemistry (IYC)?
  2. How did you measure the success of your activities in relation to the objectives of IYC?
  3. What partnerships did you establish during IYC and which of those will continue?
  4. In general what is the ongoing legacy of IYC for your organization?
  5. Describe your interactions with IUPAC during IYC. Did you make extensive use of the IYC website?

The following step would entail an extensive analysis of the data. We would be particularly interested in IUPAC and UNESCO’s roles in the success of IYC. We would seek to identify common themes and to assess the effectiveness of the various activities. One focus would be the ongoing legacy of IYC for IUPAC, UNESCO and the participating Chemical Societies. The project would also consider the effectiveness of outreach activities and the effects on governments and decision makers.

The Task Group consists of several individuals who played a central role in IYC from different countries and organizations.

Progress

Access to a copy of the original website chemistry2011.org is available as https://iyc2011.iupac.org

As part of dissemination post IYC, John Malin and Bryan Henry presented a paper at the spring 2012 ConfChem online conference, A Virtual Colloquium to Sustain and Celebrate IYC 2011 Initiatives in Global Chemical Education. See J. Chem. Educ., 2013, 90 (11), pp 1542-1543; https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ed300825j. This conference was jointly hosted by the ACS DivCHED Committee on Computers in Chemical Education (CCCE) and the IUPAC Committee on Chemistry Education, and can be accessed at https://www.ccce.divched.org/spring2012confchem.

On Monday 11 Aug 2014, Professor Bryan Henry presented a recap of the IYC celebrations at the 248th ACS meeting in the session focusing on Innovation from International Collaborations [link to ACS abstract].

Professor Bryan Henry also contributed a chapter (chapter 6; https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bk-2015-1195.ch006) in a ACS Symposium book on ‘Jobs, Collaborations, and Women Leaders of the Global Chemistry Enterprise‘, published in 2015 (https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/bk-2015-1195).

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A final report titled ‘Description and Analysis of Activities‘ prepared by this task group is here shared [pdf – 1.4 MB]; additional sections covering the finances [pdf – 19 2KB] and the activities the IYC Management Committee [pdf – 414 KB] are also available. The release of the final report is announced in Chem Int July 2015, p.23; https://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ci-2015-0416.

Last update 2 July 2015