Recently the Office of International Activities announced that both grants prepared by attendees of the inaugural Dalian Festival Training Institute will receive full funding for Festivals to be held in 2016, and both applications received perfect scores from our reviewers!
The ACS Taiwan International Chemical Sciences Chapter won an award to continue and expand their program "Chemistry on the Go." During the International Year of Chemistry in 2011, Chemistry on the Go was developed. A 3.5 ton box truck was converted into a mobile lab that can visit junior high schools in all regions of Taiwan, no matter how remote they may be. Dr. Bo-Cheng Wang, of the department of Chemistry at Tamkang University, and Dr. Hsien-Chang Kao, Executive Director of the Tamkang University Center for Science Education, have worked with others to develop chemistry "magic shows" and hands-on activities to get students excited about science and show how it affects our daily lives.
Members of the ACS Candidate Chapter Jin-Jin-Ji at Tianjin University won the second Festival grant. This team will work with members of the ACS Student Chapter at Tianjin University to host an outreach event broadly targeting their local community. Students from elementary to high school and their families will be invited to participate in 10 experiments, each led by two student volunteers. Jeanette Mar and Zhou Yan attended the Festival training institute - you can see them here! - and have worked with Dr. Nathanial Finney and Dr. Kim K Baldridge to develop their exciting program.
These teams join others led by the Mexican Chemical Society (Sociedad Química de México, SQM) and by the ACS Malaysia Chapter. SQM will host a Chemistry Festival over three days during their 35th Annual Meeting, and the ACS Malaysia Chapter will hold theirs during the Penang International Science Fair.
恭喜获奖者! Tahniah kepada pemenang! ¡Felicidades a los ganadores! Congratulations to our winners!