Join the Chemical Educational Foundation® for the inaugural year of the National You Be The Chemist Challenge® in Washington, DC!

 

We will celebrate future scientists and leaders from 42 states and territories as they compete for the title of National Challenge Champion! Throughout the event, we will explore how chemistry connects us to the people, history, and unique landscape of our nation’s capital. From monuments and museums to politics and history, chemistry connects us to everything around us.

REGISTER HERE

Note:

  • Judges & Officials, Participants & Chaperones, and Nominated Educators SHOULD NOT register via the above link. Specific instructions will be sent to them directly from CEF via email.
  • If you are attending the National Challenge to support a specific Participant, please register as a Participant Guest. All other attendees should register as a General Attendee.

 

Event Location:

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-234-0700

 

June 19, 2017, National Challenge Schedule of Events

All events take place at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

Please pick up your name badge and at the West Registration Desk when you arrive. If you arrive after 4 p.m. on Monday, please pick up your badge in the Blue Ballroom.

8:00-10:30 a.m.                   Competition Breakfast: Ambassador Ballroom

10:30 a.m.                           Doors open to the Regency Ballroom for the 2017 National Challenge

11:00 a.m.                           Competition Begins – Preliminary Rounds: Regency Ballroom

12:45-1:45* p.m.                 Chemistry Connects: Meet the Sponsors Lunch: Ambassador Ballroom

2:00 p.m.-4:30* p.m.           Competition Resumes – Final Rounds: Regency Ballroom

5:00 p.m.                             Celebration Reception: Blue Ballroom & Terrace

6:30 p.m.                             Celebration Dinner and Award Ceremony: Blue Ballroom

*Times may vary based on the length of the competition rounds.

 

Sponsorship

Thank you to our 2017 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® sponsors. View all sponsors here. If you are interested in supporting the event, please contact Suzette Bucher, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Engagement, at sbucher@chemed.org.

 

Rules and Format

All National Challenge attendees should familiarize themselves with 2017 National Challenge Rules and the 2017 National Challenge Format. If you have questions concerning the rules and format, please contact CEF at challenge@chemed.org.

 

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 study materials can be found here.

 

Meet the 2017 National Challenge Participants!

Coming Soon!

 

Prizes

All National Challenge Participants will receive a Thames and Kosmos Nanotechnology Kit, various giveaways, and a participation medal. The top four placing Participants will receive the following:

  • National Challenge Champion
    • $12,000 Educational Scholarship (Intended for future higher education expenses)
    • TI-84 Plus Calculator
    • Trophy
  • 2nd Place Participant
    • $6,000 Educational Scholarship (Intended for future higher education expenses)
    • TI-84 Plus Calculator
    • Trophy
  • 3rd Place Participant
    • $3,000 Educational Scholarship (Intended for future higher education expenses)
    • TI-84 Plus Calculator
    • Trophy
  • 4th Place Participant
    • $1,500 Educational Scholarship (Intended for future higher education expenses)
    • TI-84 Plus Calculator
    • Trophy

 

Read about previous National Challenges