Team Members Visit Shanghai Dow Center to Learn More, Inspire Others

Students from area schools were inspired by members of China’s International Chemistry Olympiad team during the team’s visit to the Shanghai Dow Center.

Triumphant members of China’s team at the 26th International Chemistry Olympiad visited the Shanghai Dow Center recently to learn about real-world applications for their knowledge and to inspire other students to reach for similar achievements.

For the past two years, Dow has partnered with the Chinese Chemical Society in organizing the Chinese Chemistry Olympiad, a premium national academic competition among high school students. The four winners of the 2014 competition formed Team China for the 2014 International Chemistry Olympiad in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the team earned two gold medals and two silver medals.

During the Shanghai visit, the four team members took part in a number of knowledge and career sharing sessions with Dow scientists, leaders and employees, aiming to inspire them to understand the commercial environment and explore the future path for professional and personal development. The students shared stories from the International Chemistry Olympiad with the Dow Parents Club and visited Shanghai Science and Technology Museum, where they interacted with 30 students and teachers from area schools, encouraging them to strive for further academic excellence.

"To build a pipeline of China’s next-generation scientists, it's essential to inspire the youth to understand, appreciate and explore the power of science," said Peter Wong, president of Dow Greater China. "We are proud to play a meaningful role in generating Chinese youth's passion for chemical science, pursuit of further academic excellence, and bolstering their enthusiasm in a future career in chemistry."