Dow to Back 2014 Korean Chemistry Olympiad

Top students from across Korea will be selected, prepared and trained for international competition through the 2014 Korean Chemistry Olympiad, sponsored by Dow.

Koreans under age 20 who have completed or are in the process of completing post-secondary education at an Education Ministry-accredited school are eligible to enter the Korean Chemistry Olympiad. The program opens twice a year. The winter session is at Pohang University of Science and Technology, with about 80 students getting the opportunity to attend various chemistry-related lectures and conduct experiments. Ultimately, four national representatives will be selected to compete with students from all over the world at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Vietnam beginning July 20, 2014.

"Sponsorship of the Korean Chemistry Olympiad is part of our company’s efforts for discovering and nurturing science and engineering talents in Korea,” said Dow Korea Country General Manager Dominic Yang. “We hope the Korean Chemistry Olympiad program will provide an opportunity for many youths to grow into outstanding talents in the chemistry field and hope they will put up a good fight at the International Chemistry Olympiad.” For more information on the International Chemistry Olympiad go to http://icho2014.hus.edu.vn

Dow Korea also recently announced establishment of the Dow Korea Award to recognize outstanding papers in the field of electronic materials. The award, to be presented in partnership with the Korean Chemical Society, is open to master’s-degree or Ph.D. students at four-year institutions or post-doctoral researchers in Korea. The submission deadline is Feb. 10 and winners will be announced in March. For more information go to http://new.kcsnet.or.kr