Young Ambassadors of Chemistry Workshop


The Young Ambassadors of Chemistry is a two-day workshop organised jointly by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Science Across the World and the Perak branch of Institut Kimia Malaysia. The event was hosted by SMJK Ave Maria Convent recently. Its objective is to develop communication skills in youngsters and teach them to be young ambassadors of chemistry. Malaysia is the ninth venue of this global project. Fifteen schools participated with each sending a team of six consisting of two teachers and four students. Over the 2-day period the participants were tutored by two professionals – Dr. Lida Schoen from the Netherlands and Prof Chiu Mei Hung from Taiwan. On the final day, the teams had to compete with one another to produce and market their finished products to the audience. Team SMK Methodist ACS Ipoh, with teachers Jocelyn Lazarus and Cik Jayanthi and students Ariveinthan Magesweran, Benjamin Ooi, Thevaasiinen and Sachin Rai, won top honours defeating rivals SMJK Ave Maria Convent and SMJK Shing Chung into second and third spots respectively.


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