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Regional Chemistry Olympiad - Rio de Janeiro in 2016

The 14th edition of the Regional Chemistry Olympiad was inspired on the theme of The Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. During the introduction lecture, students of the event were presented to various aspects of the use of chemistry, among which its use for the development of new materials, water and sewage treatment, medicines, food and dietary supplements. In the lecture given to two thousand students and more than one hundred teachers of elementary and middle school, the main advances in chemistry were highlighted, always emphasizing the principles of a science increasingly concerned with the balance between science, technology, society and the environment.