The International Chemistry Olympiad is one of the most influential youth science competitions in the world. This summer, the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad (hereinafter referred to as IChO2022) will be held in Tianjin on July 10. IChO2022 is co-organized by the China Association for Science and Technology, and Tianjin Municipal People's Government, and jointly hosted by Nankai University, the Chinese Chemical Society, the China Association for Science and Technology Youth Science and Technology Center and the Tianjin Association for Science and Technology. On June 10, the competition organizing committee held a press conference in Tianjin Science and Technology Museum to introduce the progress of relevant preparations, officially released the emblem, slogan, mascot, competition schedule and highlight activities, and answered reporters' questions.
Yao Jiannian, President of the Chinese Chemical Society, executive chairman of the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Chen Jun, vice president of Nankai University, executive chairman of the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad, director of the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad Organizing Committee and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Xin Bing, director of the youth science and technology center of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology and deputy director of the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad Organizing Committee, executive vice chairman of Tianjin Association for Science and Technology. And Lu Weimin, deputy director of the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad Organizing Committee, attended the press conference, presided over by Lu Shuangying, vice chairman of Tianjin Association for science and technology and member of the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad Organizing Committee.
Yao Jiannian said that holding this press conference means that the 54th International Chemical Olympics has entered the countdown. For a long time, the International Chemistry Olympiad has ignited the interest of countless young people in chemistry and encouraged countless young people to finally choose to engage in work related to chemistry. As a basic subject with strong practicability, chemistry has made an incomparable contribution to the progress and development of human society. This year is the International Year of basic science for sustainable development established by the United Nations, which gives IChO2022 a unique meaning. We look forward to the gathering of teenagers who love chemistry from all over the world, to jointly feel China's enthusiasm, to appreciate the charm of chemistry, to radiate youth and vitality, and to live their dreams in the chemical world.
Xin Bing said that the International Chemistry Olympiad is the world's largest and most influential chemistry competition for middle school students. It solves chemistry problems through independent and creative means and stimulates students' enthusiasm for learning chemistry. Take Chemistry as the medium to build a platform for young people and scientific and technological workers from different countries and regions to exchange and learn from each other. At the same time, the holding of this international chemical Olympiad in China is of great significance to guide and drive the teenagers to stimulate their interest in learning chemistry, and to discover and cultivate top-notch reserve talents with outstanding potential in the basic disciplines.
On behalf of the Tianjin Association for Science and Technology, Lu Weimin extended a warm welcome to young chemistry lovers all over the world to meet online, to gather in Tianjin and to participate in the competition. He said that Tianjin is one of the source cities of China's modern chemical industry. It has unique basic conditions in petroleum, chemical industry, medicine and other industries. The development of industrial clusters of petroleum refining, ethylene industry, fine chemicals and new chemical materials has promoted the formation of China's largest petrochemical and biomedical industry Bohai Rim Economic Circle. It is an ideal fertile land for chemical elites to realize their life aspirations. We look forward to your exchange visits and innovation and entrepreneurship in Tianjin.
On behalf of the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad Organizing Committee, Chen Jun introduced the event and the progress of the preparatory work. He said that the current preparations have entered the final stage, and the Organizing Committee will strive to bring a wonderful chemical Olympics to the world. We sincerely hope that for the contestants from all over the world their ideas will spark on the competitive platform of the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad, stimulating their scientific potential and establishing deep friendships.
At the press conference, the emblem, slogan and mascot of the event were released. The theme is to promote science and technology for the good, encourage innovation and creation, promote fusion, and transmit the Chinese voice. The main body of the emblem is the seal, the slogan is Change Creation Fusion, and the mascot is a golden monkey chemical experimenter named KEM.
Affected by the continued global spread of COVID-19, IChO2022 will be held online from July 10 to 18. So far, we have received confirmation letters from 82 countries and regions.
The theoretical test of this competition will be arranged from 14:00 to 24:00 on July 13, Beijing time. Each team will arrange the 5-hour test according to their time zone. Online and offline invigilation will be implemented to ensure fairness and impartiality. In order to do a good job in the proposition work, Nankai University and the Chinese Chemical Society convened domestic experts in various fields of chemistry to form the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad Scientific Committee as early as 2021. The Scientific Committee is divided into five groups, including inorganic, organic, physicochemical structure, analysis and experiment to carry out proposition work, including preparatory questions and formal questions. The questions in the competition should not only pay attention to the comprehensiveness of knowledge points, but also be moderately difficult, while highlighting the scientific nature, frontiers and logic. It should not only be integrated into the culture of the host country, but also reflect the important contribution of the host country to world chemical development. Meanwhile, it should also take into account the differences in chemical research and education. According to the requirements of the competition, the Scientific Committee has completed the preparatory questions in early 2022 and published them on the official website of the competition.
In order to let the contestants truly, stereoscopically and comprehensively feel the local conditions and customs of the host country and the host place online. During the competition, the Organizing Committee will hold beautiful Nankai, my home, getting to know China, China on the earth - Chinese art : clay figurine Zhang, China through the pen - Chinese poetry, calligraphy and painting, modern China - visit to chemical enterprises, developing China - Tianjin urban landscape, China at the fingertips - Chinese paper cutting skills and China on the tongue - Chinese cuisine China in exploration - visit to the National Oceanic Museum, Tianjin Haichang Polar Ocean Park and China under the stars - Exploration of the 'heavenly eye' project and more than 10 other cultural and technological highlight activities that will further demonstrate Tianjin's style of integration of modernity and tradition, vividly describe the broad, profound and unique Chinese excellent traditional culture, and tell the Chinese story of technological innovation and rapid change.
It is reported that the International Chemistry Olympiad has received much attention. It is not only a competitive platform for outstanding students from participating countries and regions to compete for chemical knowledge and experimental ability, but also a platform to display the achievements of Chemical Education in various countries and regions, and an exchange platform for mutual cultural communication and friendship. During the 51st International Chemistry Olympiad held in Paris, France in 2019, Nankai University won the right to host the 54th International Chemistry Olympiad in 2022. This is the second time that this grand gathering of young chemical enthusiasts has returned to the Chinese Mainland after 27 years since Beijing hosted the International Chemistry Olympiad in 1995.
More than 40 central media in Tianjin and major media in Tianjin attended the press conference online and offline.