|1. Title||Writing contest for young students on Madam Curiefs biography|
|2. IYC interests|| @Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
AEncourage interest of young people in chemistry
BGenerate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
CCelebrate the role of women in chemistry
|3. Short description||We will hold a writing contest for young students describing their impression on Madam Curiefs biography to stimulate their interest in chemistry.|
|4. Audience||Students in primary and secondary schools|
|5. Topic||Conpetition and chemistry education|
|6. Long description||
Title: Writing contest for young students on Madam Curiefs biography.
Purpose: To stimulate young students interest in chemistry.
Application term: December, 2010 - April, 2011
Applicant class: Applicants are devided into two classes; (A) elementary school students (4th - 6th graders), (B) junior high school students (all graders). The total number of applicants is estimated to be 500 - 1,000.
Commendation: Several awards for each class will be determined in Jun, 2011. The award winers will be announced on some newspapers and web sites.
Screening: By the screening committee containing teachers in primary, junior high and high schools and universities.
|7. Sponsors||Japan Committee on IYC 2011,The Chemical Daily Co. Ltd., Japan|
8. Contact detail
Name:Prof Takayuki Komatsu
Organization or affiliations:Department of Chemistry and Materials Science,
Tokyo Institute of TechnologyYamagata University, Faculty of Science