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
Phone :++81-3-5734-3532