"We think that the subject of chemistry is a little neglected in today's elementary and upper secondary school and therefore wants to spread some knowledge about which powerful tool chemistry can be for improving the world," says Lars Gunneriusson, who is the educational leader for the program.
During this chemistry day, the future students could, among other things, hear about how the batteries of the future will be developed or how the mining industry transform ore to a finished metal. Other lecturers talked about how chemical knowledge is used in, for example, the forest industry.
"There are great opportunities to participate in this work from manufacturing processes and waste management through recycling if you are interested and have the right education", says Malin Nilsson, project manager for this chemistry day at Luleå University of Technology.
The invited guests, almost 250 puplils, came from Luleå, Umeå, Älvsbyn, Gällivare, Kiruna, Haparanda, Övertorneå and Boden.