2019 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®

We invite you to join CEF in celebrating science education and help us share the excitement and value of chemistry and STEM careers at the 2019 National Challenge in Washington, DC!

Special thanks to our generous sponsors:

Diamond Sponsor: The Dow Chemical Company

Platinum Sponsor: BASF Corporation

See a full list of National Challenge sponsors here.

ATTENTION ALL PARTICIPANTS, CHAPERONES, & NOMINATED EDUCATORS:

PLEASE BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE SEPARATE REGISTRATION, HOTEL ROOM BLOCK, AND SCHEDULE INFORMATION you should have received via email from the CEF staff or your State Challenge Organizer. If you have any questions regarding registration or hotel reservations, please contact the CEF staff: sbucher@chemed.org

GENERAL ATTENDEE REGISTRATION, HOTEL, & SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Event Registration:

Please CLICK HERE TO REGISTER for the 2019 National Challenge. Registration will close on Friday, May 10, 2019.

Hotel Reservations:

Please CLICK HERE TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION online by Friday, May 10. If you have questions about making a reservation in the CEF room block, please contact the CEF staff directly at sbucher@chemed.org or 571/482-3056.

Omni Shoreham Hotel

2500 Calvert St. NW

Washington, DC

CEF Room Block Rate: $239/night (plus tax).

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

All events will take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

  • Sunday, June 16
    • 6:00 pm: CEF’s 30th Anniversary Reception & Dinner, Ambassador Ballroom
  • Monday, June 17
    • 8:30 – 10:00 am: Competition Breakfast, Ambassador Ballroom
    • 10:00 am: Doors open for 2019 National Challenge Competition, Regency Ballroom
    • 10:30 am: Competition Begins, Regency Ballroom
    • 12:00 pm: Competition Lunch, Ambassador Ballroom
    • 1:45 pm: Competition Resumes, Regency Ballroom
    • 6:00 pm: National Challenge Reception: Celebration of Careers in Chemistry, Regency Ballroom
  • Tuesday, June 18
    • 8:30 am – 10:00 am: Farewell Breakfast, Blue Room

RULES & FORMAT

All National Challenge attendees should familiarize themselves with the 2019 National Challenge Rules and Format. If you have any questions concerning these documents, please contact CEF at challenge@chemed.org

2019 National Challenge Rules
2019 National Challenge Format

NATIONAL CHALLENGE STUDY MATERIALS

CEF provides Study Materials to help students succeed at every level of the Challenge and encourage them to explore the fascinating world of chemistry and its real-world applications.

The 2019 National Challenge Study Materials will be posted on Monday, May 6, 2019.

 

View the National Challenge highlight video: