International Year of Periodic Table

International Year of Periodic Table

Nov. 23, 2019 Admin

Tribute to Dmitri Mendeleev – IYPT 2019 2019 is the 150th anniversary since Dmitry Mendeleev discovered the Periodic System and has been proclaimed the “International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements” (IYPT2019). The initiative for IYPT2019 is supported by IUPAC in partnership with the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), European Association for Chemical and Molecular Science (EuCheMS), the International Council for Science (ICSU), International Astronomical Union (IAU), and the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IUHPS). All around the globe celebrations are taking place in 2019. In concurrence with this, 23rd November 2019 – The Science India Forum Qatar (SIFQ) celebrated the IYPT2019 in collaboration with Qatar Foundation, Qatar National Library and Texas A&M University Qatar, aspiring the students from various International and Community schools across the country. The neoteric inauguration of the event by the students truly captivated the dignitaries present at the Qatar National Library Auditorium. Dr Essem Heggy, Chief Scientist QEERI was the guest of honour and enthralled the audience describing his journey in NASA and his association with ISRO. He also accentuated on the rapid growth of ISRO in a short period that now India has the largest Earth Observations Satellites in service ahead of NASA. Dr. Hemant Pande, Ex-Governing council member of Central India Research Institute (CIRI) and Ex-Project coordinator of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India presided over the event and gave his informative speech on the history of periodic table, its current and future forms, the threat we are facing and possible solutions. He also conducted an edifying quiz on periodic table. The students were all agog and showcased their brilliance by rapidly answering the questions with confidence. Prizes were distributed on the spot to the fervent students. The presentation competition by budding scientists stole the show and held the audience spellbound with their astounding performance. QAST, MES Indian School and Kings College bagged the best performance award. TAMUQ brings STEM to local community through their scientific roadshows and Dr. Mohammed Gharib’s team indubitably awe struck the students in this event. The show demonstrated interested children and their parents about the different sciences happening around them. This is a great way to be able to get them to have a hands-on opportunity to really see what we experience every day in professional science. Dr. Greg Moncada, Director Qatar Academy for Science and Technology (QAST), Mr. Jameel Al Shammari, Director Qatar Leadership Academy, Dr. Sona Soman, Representative Indian Mission, Ms Cynthia Bolton, Head of Gifted Education Qatar Foundation, Mrs Sangeetha Seetharaman and Mr Saseedharan, Advisor SIFQ were among the few dignitaries who graced the occasion with their indulgent and benevolent presence. Dr Sohar Wastawy, Executive Director QNL and Mr Dipak Dahake, President SIFQ welcomed the gathering.

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