Dow Chemical cultivates Taiwan chemists
By Kathryn Chiu ,The China Post
August 9, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Madame Curie High School Chemistry Camp 2014 recently culminated in a ceremony where sponsors including Dow Chemical awarded students for their innovative ideas.
Among 13 sponsors, Dow Chemical sponsored the Madame Curie Chemistry Camp (居禮夫人高中化學營) for the first time in 2011, with an eye to providing talented students the opportunity to hold discussions with world-class scientists.
In order to inspire young talents and help them realize their potential, Dow Chemical continued to sponsor the fourth annual Madame Curie Chemistry Camp this year. A total of 150 students from senior and junior high schools gathered to listen to speeches by top-notch masters to inspire their interest in chemistry.
The Madame Curie High School Chemistry Camp 2014, organized by Academia Sinica (中央研究院), Chemical Society Located in Taipei, and National Tsing Hua University (國立清華大學), was staged in Aspire Park Lung-Tan (龍潭渴望園區) from July 6-11. As always there was an impressive speaker line up led by Nobel prize-winning scientists Lee Yuan-tseh (李遠哲) and Samuel Chao-chung Ting (丁肇中).
The camp also invited prominent academics and successful entrepreneurs to share information and their views over the latest advancements in chemistry.
One participant in the Madame Curie Chemistry Camp said that he was surprised that the chemistry camp not only talked about the field of chemistry, but biology, physics and even humanities.
He added that immersion in the lectures of scientific gurus such as Lee and Ting, as well as other public faces of prominent companies, will certainly help him understand how theories of chemistry apply to daily life.
"Madame Curie Chemistry Camp offers a great platform for students to learn more about science as well as instill the concept of sustainability, Dow Chemical Taiwan General Manager JR Chen (陳政群) said.
Chen said that the topics introduced young talents to industries, environmental protection and daily life. All of the lectures allowed the attendees to understand that we can see chemistry everywhere in our lives.