Tokyo – Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. has been selected by the Catalysis Society of Japan to receive the 2015 Award for Education in recognition of its on-going youth education initiatives. The award will be presented 21 March at Osaka Prefecture University.
The programmes include Mitsui’s “Laboratory Class in the Wonders of Chemistry” which aims to promote interest and a deeper understanding of chemistry among children by supporting their safe participation in experiments, and efforts to enhance knowledge and understanding of chemistry among students.
Mitsui’s education drive dates back to 2006, when the company launched an ongoing chemistry education programme for youth under the name of “Laboratory Classes in the Wonders of Chemistry”. This offers 18 experiment themes, including those involving catalyst science showing oxidation and reduction, enzyme reactions, and adsorption.