Anna Reinhold wins 40th Dutch Chemistry Competition 201907 Jun 2019
The Competition was held from 31 May to 7 June at the Innovation Centre of Avebe in Groningen. Avebe considers it important to support the Competition as main sponsor and – in cooperation with institutes of higher education and universities – sets out to interest students in a career in chemistry. That’s why Avebe provided a full programme during the Competition for the pupils from the upper secondary schools. As well as lectures, this programme consisted of a number of interesting activities. In Wehe-den Hoorn they played the game Settlers of the Waddenland, which is a living version of the board game Settlers of Catan. The participants were also given a tour of Averis, a subsidiary of Avebe. Averis focuses on the development, propagation and trade of starch potato varieties.
Guest lectures by lecturers and students
The Dutch Chemistry Competition is an annual event in which twenty pupils from the upper secondary schools take a final exam and a practical chemistry test. They do this at the end of a week full of theory and practical courses. For the lectures Avebe was assisted by the University of Groningen (RUG). Lecturers and students of the university provided guest lectures and practicals. The RUG also made its practical facilities available during this week. The participants first had to take a test to qualify for the Dutch Chemistry Competition. This preliminary round took place in January. The 20 pupils who gained the best results in this test qualified for the Dutch Chemistry Competition.