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The 2016 National Challenge Celebrated “Around the World of Chemistry!”

At this year’s National Challenge in Philadelphia we explored the ways that chemistry is helping us solve global challenges and how chemistry binds us together as global citizens. We highlighted chemists and companies worldwide who are using chemistry in unique ways to advance human potential.

We celebrated the outstanding achievements of 39 bright middle school students as they showed off their knowledge of chemistry under the bright lights of the Kimmel Center. The competition was followed by a Celebration Reception, Dinner, and Award Ceremony at the National Constitution Center.

Congratulations to all students who participated in this year’s National Challenge!

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…and the 2016 National Challenge Champion is Jevin!

Jevin Liu of Illinois (right) was declared the 2016 National Challenge Champion. The First Runner-up was Tom Shlomi of Ohio (not pictured), the Second Runner-up was Jonathan Gunasekaran of Louisiana (center), and the Third Runner-up was Sean Grace of Tennessee (left).

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Meet the 2016 National Challenge Participants!

 

 

Sponsors

Special thanks to our 2016 National You Be The Chemist Challenge sponsors. Click here to learn more about each company.

Prizes

All National Challenge participants will receive a Thames and Kosmos CHEM C3000 Chemistry Set, a National Park Annual Pass—so they can continue to explore the world of chemistry, and a participation medal. The top four placing participants will receive the following:

  • National Challenge Champion
    • $10,000 Educational Scholarship (Intended for future higher education expenses)
    • TI-84 Plus Calculator
    • Trophy
  • First Runner-up
    • $5,000 Educational Scholarship (Intended for future higher education expenses)
    • TI-84 Plus Calculator
    • Trophy
  • Second Runner-up
    • $2,500 Educational Scholarship (Intended for future higher education expenses)
    • TI-84 Plus Calculator
    • Trophy
  • Third Runner-up
    • $1,000 Educational Scholarship (Intended for future higher education expenses)
    • TI-84 Plus Calculator
    • Trophy

Read all about previous National Challenges.