Well attended chemistry day at the university

Published: 28 February 2019

High school students attending the science and technology programs in Norr- and Västerbotten visited Luleå University of Technology today to be informed about the Master Programme in Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering and to take part in lectures on how chemical technology is used in industry and business. Much was about how we can create a more sustainable and environmentally friendly society.

"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.

Lars Gunneriusson

Gunneriusson, Lars - Associate Professor

Organisation: Chemistry of Interfaces, Chemical Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)920 491832
Room: C150 - Luleå»