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Students from across Indiana participate in the 6th Indiana State You Be The Chemist Challenge on Saturday, April 29, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, 37 grade 5-8 students from across Indiana participated in the 6th Indiana State You Be The Chemist Challenge® at Pike High School in North West Indianapolis. The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is one of three programs of the Chemical Educational Foundation® which are designed to enhance K-8 science education by introducing the central role of chemistry in all the sciences and in our everyday lives.

These 37 students were the top students from Indiana Local You Be The Chemist Challenges held in February and March in South Bend, Kokomo, Muncie, West Lafayette, Indianapolis North, Indianapolis South, Bloomington and Evansville who advanced to the Indiana State Challenge.

Participants in the 2017 Indiana State You Be The Chemist Challenge

 

After the three Preliminary and two Intermediate Rounds, the top four students advanced to the Semifinal Round and the top two went on to compete in the Championship Round. All the students who participated in the 2017 Indiana State Challenge received an Indiana You Be The Chemist Challenge medal and participation certificate and the top four students were awarded You Be The Chemist Challenge plaques, gift cards and winner certificates.

The top four students in the 2017 Indiana You Be The Chemist Challenge were:

Placement Name Grade School Teacher
Champion Ameya Belamkar 8th Creekside Middle School, Carmel IN Cheryl Ruetz
2nd Place Vanessa Xiao 7th Park Tudor School, Indianapolis IN Cammy Dubie
3rd Place Jacob Christensen 8th Zionsville Middle School, Zionsville IN Derek Grimm
4th Place Jonah Christensen 8th Zionsville Middle School, Zionsville IN Derek Grimm

 

2017 Indiana State You Be The Chemist Challenge Winners

L-R: Ameya Belamkar, Vanessa Xiao, Jacob Christensen, Jonah Christensen

The Challenge Champion, Ameya Belamkar, advances to the 2017 National You Be The Chemist Challenge which will be held in Washington DC on June 19.

The Sponsors of the 2017 Indiana State Challenge were Dow Chemical, Dow AgroSciences, Superior Solvents and Chemicals and Mays Chemical. Pike High School hosted the Challenge.

Indiana You Be The Chemist Challenge Champion Advances to National Challenge

On Saturday, April 16, thirty three grade 5-8 students from across Indiana participated in the 5th Indiana State You Be The Chemist Challenge at the Pike High School Freshman Center in North West Indianapolis. They were the top students from the 8 Indiana Local Challenges held in February and March in Gary, South Bend, Kokomo, Muncie, WestContinue Reading

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