Dow lauds classroom chemistry contest

Dow lauds classroom chemistry contest

Winners of the DOW-CST Award 2022 receive their prizes at Chamchuri Square in Bangkok. The contest promotes the implementation of small-scale chemistry laboratories. Winners received HRH Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana's royal plaques of honour. (Photo by DOW-CST Award 2022)
Winners of the DOW-CST Award 2022 receive their prizes at Chamchuri Square in Bangkok. The contest promotes the implementation of small-scale chemistry laboratories. Winners received HRH Princess Chulabhorn Krom Phra Srisavangavadhana's royal plaques of honour. (Photo by DOW-CST Award 2022)

Dow Thailand Group (Dow) recently organised a Dow Chemistry Classroom competition called the "DOW-CST Award", under the theme of "Green Chemistry".

Dow joined hands with the Chemical Society of Thailand (CST), the National Science Museum, and the Office of the Basic Education Commission at the Ministry of Education to promote small-scale chemistry laboratories by organising the competition.

Students and teachers took part by submitting newly invented small-scale experiments. The final round was held on Nov 25 at the Chamchuri Square Building.

Dow, a leading science materials company, said it believes in solving problems with scientific expertise.

"We are determined to provide children in urban and rural areas with the same opportunity to perform scientific experiments by themselves," said Supot Katetopragran, Commercial Director of Dow Thailand Group.

"We hope to inspire and develop new young scientists who will drive Thailand's economy, society, and environmental friendliness in the future," he added. CST president, Professor Dr Vudhichai Parasuk said a small-scale chemistry laboratory requires simple and affordable apparatuses.

"Chemicals used with this technique are easy to find, and only a small amount is needed. Therefore, it is safe and harmless for both users and the environment," he said.

"With 57 teams participating this year, it was a pleasure to see the technique widely recognised and applied. Improving chemistry education will lead to further national development as chemistry is the foundation of science," he added.



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