You Be The Chemist Challenge

Ages:Elementary, Middle School

Type:Tournament

Categories:Chemistry, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Closes
Jan 21, 2019 4:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for a variety of individuals and organizations—including schools, members of the chemical industry, educators, and other community partners—to come together and show their support for STEM education. The Challenge is an academic competition that starts at the school level and continues with Local, State, and National Challenge competitions.

The Challenge begins with students completing the Challenge Qualifier, a short multiple choice test provided by CEF and administered by educators and/or Organizers. Based on student participation in a Local Challenge site and/or state, a select number of students will advance to the next level of competition. Local and State Challenge competitions operate in a quiz bowl format with several rounds of multiple choice questions. Questions are displayed to both the participants and audience on a screen, then students use electronic response devices to indicate their answers. Students participate individually in the Challenge competitions. The students who score the highest will move on to the next level of competition (as noted in the chart above) with the top participant from each state advancing to the National Challenge in June!

The challenge is in Quizbowl format so teams are evaluated based on the number of correct answers provided during each round of competition.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.chemed.org/programs/challenge/

Managing Organization: Chemical Education Foundation

Contact:

challenge@chemed.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
In order to participate in the 2016-2017 <em>You Be The Chemist</em> Challenge<sup>®</sup> cycle, participants must meet the following requirements: <ol> <li>They must be in grades 5-8, and must not pass beyond grade 8 on or before April 1, 2017. <ul> <li>An academic classification for the participant above grade 8 must not have been declared to any entity for any purpose by the participant, their parent/guardian, or a school official acting on the participant’s behalf.</li> </ul> </li> <li>They must not reach the age of 15 before July 1, 2017.</li> <li>They may not compete in a Challenge competition in which their parent, legal guardian, or other family member is a Challenge Organizer, Judge, or Moderator.</li> <li>They must participate through their school, homeschool association, or other CEF-approved student group (“school”).</li> <li>They must compete at the Local and/or State Challenge competition location assigned to their school.</li> <li>They may not attend any Local or State Challenge competitions other than those in which they are participating during the current school year.</li> <li>They must enter State and National Challenge competitions in the same school year in which they qualified from their Local Challenge competition.</li> <li>They must not have been declared the Champion of a previous National Challenge competition.</li> </ol> Any participant who is not in compliance with any of the eligibility requirements noted above may be disqualified. Disqualified participants may be required to forfeit prizes, title, and any benefits awarded to the participant as a result of his/her participation in the Challenge.

Registration Closes
Jan 21, 2019 4:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

Overview

The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge provides a unique opportunity for a variety of individuals and organizations—including schools, members of the chemical industry, educators, and other community partners—to come together and show their support for STEM education. The Challenge is an academic competition that starts at the school level and continues with Local, State, and National Challenge competitions.

Process

The Challenge begins with students completing the Challenge Qualifier, a short multiple choice test provided by CEF and administered by educators and/or Organizers. Based on student participation in a Local Challenge site and/or state, a select number of students will advance to the next level of competition. Local and State Challenge competitions operate in a quiz bowl format with several rounds of multiple choice questions. Questions are displayed to both the participants and audience on a screen, then students use electronic response devices to indicate their answers. Students participate individually in the Challenge competitions. The students who score the highest will move on to the next level of competition (as noted in the chart above) with the top participant from each state advancing to the National Challenge in June!

Criteria

The challenge is in Quizbowl format so teams are evaluated based on the number of correct answers provided during each round of competition.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.chemed.org/programs/challenge/

Managing Organization: Chemical Education Foundation

Contact:

challenge@chemed.org

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
In order to participate in the 2016-2017 <em>You Be The Chemist</em> Challenge<sup>®</sup> cycle, participants must meet the following requirements: <ol> <li>They must be in grades 5-8, and must not pass beyond grade 8 on or before April 1, 2017. <ul> <li>An academic classification for the participant above grade 8 must not have been declared to any entity for any purpose by the participant, their parent/guardian, or a school official acting on the participant’s behalf.</li> </ul> </li> <li>They must not reach the age of 15 before July 1, 2017.</li> <li>They may not compete in a Challenge competition in which their parent, legal guardian, or other family member is a Challenge Organizer, Judge, or Moderator.</li> <li>They must participate through their school, homeschool association, or other CEF-approved student group (“school”).</li> <li>They must compete at the Local and/or State Challenge competition location assigned to their school.</li> <li>They may not attend any Local or State Challenge competitions other than those in which they are participating during the current school year.</li> <li>They must enter State and National Challenge competitions in the same school year in which they qualified from their Local Challenge competition.</li> <li>They must not have been declared the Champion of a previous National Challenge competition.</li> </ol> Any participant who is not in compliance with any of the eligibility requirements noted above may be disqualified. Disqualified participants may be required to forfeit prizes, title, and any benefits awarded to the participant as a result of his/her participation in the Challenge.

Deadlines

Registration Closes
Jan 21, 2019 4:00pm
America/Los_Angeles