Wednesday, June 13, 2007

What Chemistry Can Do For You.

The Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) is organizing the First National Chemistry Week from 16-24 June 2007. This Week is organized with the active participation of NUS, Ministry of Education, Singapore Science Centre, East Zone Science & Technology Centre @ VJC, Nanyang Polytechnic. Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Tamasek Polytechnic and Republic Polytechnic and is supported by Hyflux.

This National Week is specially organized for those who are interested to know what Chemistry can do for them. Many activities have been arranged throughout the week including visits to places of interests, like the Tiger Beer Brewery. Students can have hands on activities with Chemistry and many other topics at the Science Centre. Forensic & Detective Chemistry, Chemistry in Action and many other such activities are available at other centres.

This inaugural National Chemistry Week aims to raise awareness of the importance of Chemistry as the central science by highlighting the application of Chemistry in our daily lives. It is an outreach program specially organized and designed for the people of Singapore during our school holidays.

Interschool competitions among the students on “Chemistry, Fact or Fantasy” has been organized. Winners of all the competitions organized during the Week will be given prizes at the closing ceremony on 23 June 2007 at 2.00 pm at NUS. I have been invited to be the Guest of Honour on this occasion. See you there.

For more details about the National Chemistry Week please visit Many have worked hard to put this Week together for us. Participate and show our appreciation to the volunteers who have spend much time and effort putting this show together. One good look is worth a thousand words.

Lee Kum Tatt
13 June 2007

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