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-Michelle Lineweber
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2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®

Check back soon for updates about how you can support and attend the 2015 National Challenge on June 22, 2015 in Philadelphia!

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Past National Challenge Champions

2014 Champion 2013 Champion 2012    Champion    2011 Champion 2010 Champion      2009 Champion   2008 Champion   2007 Champion  2006 Champion  2005 Champion 
A. Gallier E. Kemp B. Mehta  A.Lingenfelter    A.Gunawan 

D. Hulgan

C. Pillay B. Bi K. Luo M. Leake
To read about the exciting events at previous National Challenges, follow the link to the Past Challenges page.