Join us in Philadelphia on June 22, 2015 to celebrate the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®!

2015 National Challenge Electronic Save the Date

Mark your calendars for June 22, 2015 – we’ll be shining a spotlight on careers in chemistry, and we want you to join us! You’ll be in for a treat, as 36 bright middle-school students compete under the bright lights of The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia for college scholarships and other coveted prizes. After the competition concludes, all attendees are invited to a Celebration Dinner & Award Ceremony to applaud students’ efforts, show support for youth science education, and of course, have a fabulous time!

Schedule of Events

9:30 am – Registration opens at The Kimmel Center
10 am – Doors open to the Perelman Theater
10:30 am – Competition begins
1 pm* – Lunch is provided at The Kimmel Center
4 pm* – Competition concludes
5:30-7 pm – Reception at the National Constitution Center
7-9 pm – Celebration Dinner & Award Ceremony at the National Constitution Center

*Times may vary based on the length of competition rounds


Registration is now open and will close on June 10!

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**If you are a 2015 National Challenge Sponsor, Official, Judge, Nominated Educator, Participant, or family member of a Participant, check your inbox for details on how to register!**

Lodging & Transportation

Please contact Molly Snyder by May 22 if you’d like assistance in making hotel arrangements. If you wish to book through CEF’s reserved room block, please contact us to ensure availability – rooms in the block cannot be booked directly through the hotel.

If you are flying into Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), taxi service is available at Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway. You can also use the Lady Liberty Shuttle if you would like to arrange transportation from the airport to the hotel prior to your arrival.

Official Rules & Format

All 2015 National Challenge participants and attendees should be familiar with the 2015 National Challenge Rules and the 2015 National Challenge Format.

All National Challenge Participants will receive a hard copy of the National Challenge Rules and Format documents when they receive their Participant and Chaperone Information Guide in early May.

Announcing the 2015 National Challenge Participants!

Participant names will be added as State Champions are announced.

2015 National Challenge Sponsors

Generous sponsors make this event possible every year. Learn more about the 2015 National Challenge Sponsors.

Past National Challenges

Read all about previous National Challenges.