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Young Ambassadors for Chemistry. Philippines, April 2010. Lida Schoen (organiser, the Netherlands) Mei-Hung Chíu (evaluator, Taiwan). YACs. IUPAC project 2003-055-1-050 : Young Ambassadors for Chemistry Aim: to enhance the Public Understanding of Chemistry in four target countries

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Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

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Philippines, April 2010

  • Lida Schoen (organiser, the Netherlands)
  • Mei-Hung Chíu (evaluator, Taiwan)

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

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YACs

IUPAC project 2003-055-1-050:

Young Ambassadors for Chemistry

Aim: to enhance the Public Understanding of Chemistry in four target countries

  • Taiwan (Taipei);
  • Argentina (Buenos Aires);
  • Russia (Krasnoyarsk, Siberia);
  • Korea (Gwangju);
  • South Africa (Grahamstown).

involving IUPAC CCE members and Science Across the World co-ordinators (task group).

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yac logo
YAC Logo

Design

Nicolás Fossati

T.S.Eliot School, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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YAC INSET course

Train the trainers model

  • training chemistry and language teachers;
  • last day: students’ hands on activity in public venue: e.g. science fair, shopping mall, super market: students as YACs;
  • media coverage: students as Young Ambassadors for Chemistry.

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materials
Materials

Use of existing Science Across the World materials:

  • Chemistry in our lives
  • Chemistry as a Cultural Enterprise

and course materials (Train the trainers)

translated* in ‘local’ language (downloadable from Science Across the World site)

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YAC Taiwan (1): YAC event

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YAC Taiwan (2): media coverage

United Daily News

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YAC Taiwan (3): branding YACs

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YAC Grahamstown, South Africa (1)

YAC!

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YAC Grahamstown, South Africa (2)

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YAC events (1)

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Spin-off

During the project (smaller) YAC courses/events were organized in

  • Taiwan (2006, Yilan)
  • Bulgaria (2006: Plovdiv, Sofia);
  • Egypt (2006: Alexandria);
  • Jordan (2006: Tafila);
  • Korea (2006: with Korean teachers during ICCE 19)
  • Lithuania (2006: Vilnius);
  • Bulgaria (2007, Blagoevgrad);
  • Gulf Region (2007, Qatar, Bahrain, Yemen);
  • Taiwan (2007, Taipei);
  • South Africa (2008: Cape Town);
  • Mauritius (2008: Réduit);
  • Cyprus (2009, Nicosia)

with support of many sponsors.

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yac gulf region 2007
YAC Gulf Region (2007)

Certificates for the new Ambassadors for Chemistry (Qatar)

Results of the (Y)AC activity (Yemen)

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evaluation
Evaluation

New IUPAC project: 2007-005-2-050

‘Research based evaluation of the YAC project’

Data from organisation, teachers, students and the public:

  • South Africa (Grahamstown, March 2007): Erica
  • Taiwan (Taipei, Dec 2007)
  • Mauritius (August 2008)
  • Cyprus (Nicosia, April 2009)
  • Malaysia (Ipoh, April 2010)
  • Philippines (Manilla, April 2010)

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YAC Mauritius, August 2008 (1)

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YAC Mauritius, August 2008 (2)

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YAC Mauritius, August 2008 (3)

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YAC Cyprus, April 2009 (1)

47!

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YAC Cyprus, April 2009 (2)

VIP!

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Ownership

yac cyprus april 2009 3
YAC Cyprus, April 2009 (3)

Branding

Chemistry is important!

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YAC Cyprus, April 2009 (4)

YACs on the National TV News at prime time!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mJD5xthHf0

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YAC Malaysia (Ipoh, Perak)

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YAC events (2)

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yac philippines
YAC Philippines

10th YAC worldwide

Good luck, Manila!

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