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International Year of Chemistry Concludes with an Exhibition

2012/02/10

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灌溉化學種子--「2011國際化學年」活動圓滿成功。

FENG, WEN-HSING

The diverse range of activities held throughout 2011 and early 2012 for the International Year of Chemistry have helped to bring science to the community, promote the ‘fun’ side of science, and celebrate the remarkable life and achievements of high-profile scientists of the past, such as Marie Sklodowska-Curie.

The central theme of the activities held in Taiwan was the idea of making science accessible to the community. In this vein, the TKU Department of Chemistry launched the Mobile Chemistry Lab, a 3.5 ton wagon with a gull-wing door that opens on to a small-scale, fully-equipped chemistry lab. The chemistry lab comprised of DIY instruments with which to conduct fun chemistry experiments and chemistry experiment hardware and software, and was decorated with popular science posters. The chemistry lab brought the fun side of science to students in 16 counties and cities around Taiwan. It travelled 7,000 km and made two large laps around Taiwan, even stopping at various small islands off the coast of Taiwan, including Kinmen, Penghu, Orchid Island, and Golden Lion Island.

On Feb 10-12, after all related activities came to an end, the TKU Department of Science held an International Year of Science Exhibition to display the vast achievements accomplished over the last year. The theme of the display was ‘providing the right conditions to enable the growth of saplings’. This theme was both literal and figurative, as the Dean of the College of Science, Dr. Wang Bo-Cheng explains, “for underprivileged children from rural areas around Taiwan, access to new knowledge and fun experiments serves as stimulus that can prompt students to grow; just as sunlight, air, and water enables seeds to grow into plants and trees. This is an important aspect of the activities held throughout the International Year of Chemistry”.

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International Year of Chemistry Concludes with an Exhibition
FENG, WEN-HSING

International Year of Chemistry Concludes with an Exhibition
FENG, WEN-HSING

International Year of Chemistry Concludes with an Exhibition

International Year of Chemistry Concludes with an Exhibition

International Year of Chemistry Concludes with an Exhibition

International Year of Chemistry Concludes with an Exhibition

International Year of Chemistry Concludes with an Exhibition

International Year of Chemistry Concludes with an Exhibition

International Year of Chemistry Concludes with an Exhibition


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