Congratulations to Jevin Liu of Naperville, IL for winning this year’s 2016 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®! After eleven rounds of increasingly tough competition, Jevin won in the Championship Tiebreaker Round and the crowd of over 390 attendees celebrated his victory. Jevin is the seventh Challenge Champion from Illinois.

Congratulations also to first runner-up Tom Shlomi of Ohio, second runner-up Jonathan Gunasekaran of Louisiana, and third runner-up Sean Grace of Tennessee!

CEF would like to commend all National Challenge participants for their hard work and dedication – it was wonderful to meet you all in Philadelphia and we hope you continue to pursue your love of science – wherever it may take you! We can’t wait to welcome many of your back next year as we bring the Challenge to Washington, DC!