Vol. 66 No. 11 (2012): Molecular Sciences' Outreach Activities
The Editorial Board of CHIMIA warmly thanks Dr. Farnaz Moser and Dr. Reto Naef for organising a very interesting set of articles on ‘Molecular Sciences’ Outreach Activities’, highlighting the efforts made across Switzerland to interest and encourage young people to participate in the molecular sciences.
2011 was declared International Year of Chemistry by the UNESCO. Many events were held in Switzerland to allow young people to discover the molecular sciences and raise public awareness about these fields. Various companies from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in Basel, academic institutions and the Canton Basel-City celebrated the ‘The Festival of Molecules’, during a two-day event at the University of Basel. The title picture shows tomorrow’s scientists at work.