PRINTER'S NO. 2408
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
HOUSE RESOLUTION
No.
450
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY ROEBUCK, RYAN, BIZZARRO, HILL-EVANS, MURT,
McCARTER, KORTZ, KINSEY, FREEMAN, CALTAGIRONE, LONGIETTI,
McCLINTON, MILLARD, CONKLIN, READSHAW, DiGIROLAMO,
YOUNGBLOOD, NEILSON AND SCHWEYER, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing 2019 as the "International Year of the Periodic
Table of Chemical Elements" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, The United Nations designated 2019 as the
"International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements";
and
WHEREAS, In doing so, the United Nations recognized the
development of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements as one of
the most significant achievements in science and a uniting
scientific concept with applications and implications in
astronomy, chemistry, physics, biology and other natural
sciences; and
WHEREAS, The "International Year of the Periodic Table of
Chemical Elements" coincides with the 150th anniversary of the
discovery of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements by Dmitri
Mendeleev in 1869; and
WHEREAS, The Periodic Table of Chemical Elements is a unique
tool enabling scientists to predict the appearance and
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properties of matter on Earth and in the universe; and
WHEREAS, The "International Year of the Periodic Table of
Chemical Elements" provides an opportunity to show how these
chemical elements are central to improving the human condition
and addressing the world's greatest challenges related to water,
food, health, security and energy; and
WHEREAS, Continuing to attract the brightest young minds to
chemistry and other branches of science is critical to ensuring
the next generation of scientists, engineers and innovators; and
WHEREAS, The American Chemical Society is committed to
improving people's lives through the transforming power of
chemistry and advancing the broader chemistry enterprise and
practitioners for the benefit of Earth and the human race; and
WHEREAS, The American Chemical Society encourages members in
this Commonwealth to work with their colleagues to organize
outreach activities that instill public appreciation of the
Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and its contribution to the
betterment of life on this planet; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives recognize 2019 as
the "International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical
Elements" in Pennsylvania.
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