Key Dates for the 2019-2020 You Be The Chemist Challenge® Program

September 2019
Challenge site registration

Challenge Organizers register their sites online during this time.

October 7 – December 6, 2019 
School Registration

Educators interested in having their students participate in the Challenge register their school and students during this time.

October 7 – December 13, 2019
Challenge Qualifier administered at the school level

Registered School Coordinators receive the Challenge Qualifier from Challenge Organizers during this time.

January 3 – March 9, 2020
Regional Challenges

March 9 – April 20, 2020
Advancing teams work with Challenge Advisors to create a video exploring the role of chemistry in their community. Challenge Advisors submit their team’s video for evaluation through Submittable no later than April 30, 2020.

April 20-30, 2020
Video submissions are evaluated by a panel of judges.

June 15, 2020
Top 10 teams attend the National Showcase in Houston, TX, where they are evaluated onsite by a panel of judges on their video creation process, explored topics, and overall knowledge of scientific concepts addressed in the video.