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Online exhibit & supporting materials for the IYC 2011 exhibit in the Noble Science and Engineering Library (on display from Oct. 2011-Feb. 2012).
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What is the International Year of Chemistry?

Chemistry - our life, our future!

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry.  IYC 2011 promotes the contributions of chemistry to society and seeks to inspire a new generation of chemists.  The IYC 2011 is an initiative of IUPAC, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, and of UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.    (

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The exhibit in the Noble Science and Engineering Library at the Arizona State University Tempe campus features chemically related research and resources from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biodesign Institute, College of Technology and Innovation (Polytech campus), New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (West campus) and the ASU Libraries, celebrating various aspects of the International Year of Chemistry.  

This online component feature videos from researchers as well as supplementary online resources. 

ASU Libraries provide access to thousands of materials:  novels, films, research articles, conference papers, and more — online and in print.  This exhibit highlights a few of these, including photographs and items from the ASU Libraries’ Special Collection.


International Year of Chemistry 2011

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