Chemistry Prof, Valdosta State University
Valdosta, GA, USA
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Organizations:Valdosta State University
IYC Interests:Increase the public appreciation and understanding of chemistry
Encourage interest of young people in chemistry
Generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry
Celebrate the role of women in chemistry
Dear IYC – this event (March 2010) is a warm up for 2011 and IYC. Perhaps we can use your network to let people know about this competition?
if you/your students like to solve puzzles, this is for you!
1. What: Puzzles based on periodic table will be sent to all competitors and prizes awarded. A competition sponsored/run by students in Cuba and the U.S.
2. When: March, 2010. The link above provides an on-line sign up form.
3. Who: teams from around the world! There are five divisions; middle school, high school, 2 college/university levels and open (open division is anyone from an accountant sitting on the beach in Brazil to a family inside the Artic circle).
4. Where: the whole competition will be conducted via e-mail. You pick your location and we forward a dozen puzzles. Those that do the best – win!
5. How? The web link above provides details on the unique puzzle (rules) and logistics of the competition. (note: this link will be updated very soon – it has some errors).
Do I have to be a chemist? No! but you’ll learn some chemistry!
Who is this aimed at? Mostly students but anyone can enter.
Why do it? Students will compete against teams around the world – students love competition!
Prizes? Yes – they are awarded. But even if your group finished dead-last – they’ll learn quite a bit of chemistry.
Why do this with a class? Lots of reasons – extra credit, substitute for a lab or a lecture, great team activity.
Where can we do this? You pick the spot – just need access to the internet.
Updated announcement will be sent in 2-3 weeks.
Please forward to any interested parties!
Reference for puzzle: Periodic Puzzles:The Periodic Table, Element Symbols and Pattern Recognition DOI 10.1333/s00897092254a Published 22 December 2009, The Chemical Educator.