International Chemistry Olympiad Team China Visits Beijing Office

- September 07, 2016 -

On September 1 and 2, 2016, the gold medal winners from the 48th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) participated in educational and citizenship programs hosted by Dow Beijing volunteers. The winning members of the Chinese team were invited to learn about Dow’s culture and R&D capabilities, as part of Dow’s endeavor to inspire academic excellence and a sustainable future among the younger generation.

Since 2013, Dow has supported the Chinese Chemistry Olympiad (CChO) as the exclusive corporate sponsor. The competition is a leading national academic program that attracts more than 150,000 high school students each year. Four finalists earn the right to compete against more than 300 participants from 70 countries and regions at IChO as part of Team China. This year, Team China took first place and each team member won an individual gold medal based on achievement on the exams and lab experiments.

At the Dow Beijing Office, the four champions learned how Dow drives innovation with the power of science, and how Dow’s people-centric culture spurs collaboration across functions and businesses. They participated in two Our City classes with Dow Beijing volunteers, teaching 35 4th graders the basic ideas of sustainability. Our City is a signature program that Dow China has partnered on with Junior Achievement China since 2007, benefiting over 390,000 students across nine cities in China. The Beijing Office was among the very first sites to support Our City with consistent volunteer service over the past nine years.

CChO is organized by the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS), China’s largest academic network with more than 50,000 members and over 60 member organizations. Established in 1932, CCS is committed to promoting science education, technology development, and talent fostering in the chemistry industry, and has evolved into a critical academic platform engaging key industry players. Dow’s sponsorship and efforts in branding, career inspiration, and counseling have significantly boosted awareness of CChO among the public and bolstered Dow’s profile among young chemistry enthusiasts.

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