Did you know that chemistry is at the root of 96 percent of manufactured products around the world? The goods and materials enabled by chemistry not only help us in our daily lives, but help to solve world challenges in energy, housing, health, food and nutrition. The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC) is designated by the United Nations as a global collaboration to celebrate the past, present and future of chemistry.
The Franklin Institute and The Dow Chemical Company are working together to bring IYC to Philadelphia through new educational initiatives and special programming throughout the year. We invite you to celebrate chemistry with us!