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Join us at the 2016 National Challenge on June 20:
“Around the World of Chemistry!”

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

Join us as we celebrate the outstanding achievements of 39 bright middle school students as they show off their knowledge of chemistry and its real-world applications under the bright lights of the Kimmel Center with doors opening at 10:30 am. The competition will be followed by a Celebration Reception, Dinner, and Awards Ceremony at the National Constitution Center beginning at 5:30 pm. Please see the schedule of events below for more details.

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General attendees can register here by June 3. For registration assistance, please email msnyder@chemed.org.

**If you are a 2016 National Challenge Judge, Official, nominated educator, participant, chaperone, or a guest of any of these attendee types do NOT register here. Check your inbox for details on how to register by May 11.**

 

2016 National Challenge Schedule of Events

June 20, 2016

10:30 a.m.                          Doors Open- Perelman Theater,  Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA

11:00 a.m.                          Competition Begins- Perelman Theater,  Kimmel Center

12:45-1:45 p.m.*            Lunch-  Kimmel Center Lobby *timing may vary  based on the length of the competition

5:30 p.m.                            Reception- National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

6:30 p.m.                            Celebration Dinner and Award Ceremony-  National Constitution Center

 

2016 National Challenge Rules and Format

All National Challenge attendees should familiarize themselves with the  2016 National Challenge Rules and the 2016 National Challenge Format. If you have any questions concerning the rules or format, please contact challenge@chemed.org.

 

Study Materials

CEF provides study materials to help students succeed at every level of the Challenge and expose them to the fascinating world of chemistry and its real-world applications. All study materials can be found here.

 

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.