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From Young Observers to Young Actors: A Message to IUPAC from a few Young Observers

Abstract : For many years, IUPAC has opened its doors to the younger chemists as observers to its activities, welcoming them in the midst of their General Assemblies. This is a unique opportunity for younger chemists to acquaint themselves with the work of the Divisions and Committees at an early stage and with limited commitment. In an article published in 2002, the Young Observers (YOs) program was characterized as “a way to seek innovative scientists” and “bring new expertise to IUPAC” [1]. Since 2013, the World Chemistry Leadership Meeting (WCLM) has invited all young observers to its symposium. In 2017, with a clever combination of “speed-networking” round tables, brainstorming and projects-crafting during the symposium, there is strong hope that a significant proportion of young observers will return as IUPAC active members during future meetings in Paris (2019) and Montréal (2021).
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Sophie Carenco, Laurean Ilies, Leonardo Scarabelli, Dean Tantillo. From Young Observers to Young Actors: A Message to IUPAC from a few Young Observers. Chemistry International, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, 2017. ⟨hal-02372948⟩

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