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Vol. 29 No. 4
July-August 2007

From the Editor

image of Fabienne MeyersIf you are a member, a fellow, or an affiliate and receive Chemistry International (CI) regularly, I have a job for you. Go next door, have a coffee break with your colleague and have a chat about IUPAC. Surely, you must have an IUPAC project or two on your radar screen that you can use as an example to explain the sort of things IUPAC does. There is more to us than nomenclature and terminology. So, pick what tickles your interest most and go share your enthusiasm with your peer. CI is just one medium, but surely the website is a more complete resource, as is the scientific journal Pure and Applied Chemistry, which includes all IUPAC technical reports and recommendations.

One does not need to be actively involved in a project to appreciate its value. In an organization of volunteers where an individual’s expertise is the key value, everyone’s involvement is appreciated. In fact, one of the best ways to support IUPAC is by encouraging your colleague to become an affiliate.

IUPAC provides an infrastructure to address global issues and facilitate communications among chemists worldwide. The tools IUPAC provides in term of standardizations and scientific discussions are a necessity for the continued development of chemistry and chemistry applications. Individuals from different countries unite in working on chemistry-related issues with the goals of developing solutions and initiating standards.

Affiliates receive discounts on specific IUPAC publications, including PAC, and reduced registration fees for most IUPAC-sponsored conferences. Meanwhile, affiliates are kept informed about IUPAC activities through CI, and via the bimonthly e-news letter that provides website updates.

While IUPAC uses its global perspective to fulfill its mission and contribute to the application of chemistry in the service of Mankind, we ask you to use your local perspective to expand and diversify the IUPAC network. Tear off the last page of this issue and have your colleague return it to us [pdf - 96KB]. Thanks in advance for your help spreading the word about the role of IUPAC—and have an enjoyable coffee break.

 

Fabienne Meyers
fabienne@iupac.org
www.iupac.org/publications/ci

 

 

 


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