UF hosts chemistry competition Friday for high schools students

Published: April 24th, 2013

Category: Happenings, InsideUF

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida welcomes high school students with a knack for chemistry to put their skills to the test Friday at the annual Gainesville Chemathon.

The competition will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in several venues on the UF campus and will give high school students the opportunity to compete against their peers throughout the state in an individual one-hour written test and a group quiz bowl.

Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided as well as tours of the research labs. The event is sponsored by the UF chemistry department, its undergraduate Chemistry Club and the Florida Section of the American Chemical Society.

Students and teachers and Florida public and private schools are invited to send up to three teams of four students each. Students will be registered based on the level of chemistry they have taken. Students dual enrolled in a college chemistry class are not allowed to compete.

For more information visit http://www.chem.ufl.edu/dept/chemathon.shtml

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