October 19, 2011
Maxxam is a proud sponsor of the International Year of Chemistry and supporter of National Chemistry Week, an annual event celebrated across Canada. This year, Maxxam is pleased to announce participation in (IUPAC’s) Global Water Experiment—possibly the world’s largest international chemistry experiment ever conducted.
Maxxam employees are going into select community schools to lead and demonstrate water experiments which include measuring pH properties, testing salinity, water treatment and purification, and the construction of a solar still.
The Global Experiment states that over 112,750 students have taken part in the experiments internationally since March. With National Chemistry Week underway, we should see Canadians registering and adding their results to the global database.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for the company to connect with students and teachers who are enthusiastic about chemistry”, says Jon Hantho, President and CEO. “We have a strong history of supporting Canadian chemistry departments and developing innovative research at the college/university level, but the Global Water Experiment provides us with access to young budding scientists who will learn, discover and perhaps develop a greater appreciation for chemistry and desire to enter the field.”
Chemistry Week is organized by a national network of volunteers in industry and education. Initiatives may include lectures, lab visits, experiments and science walks that enable audiences to explore the importance of chemistry in our everyday life.
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