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41 Grade 5-8 Students Participate in the Indiana State You Be The Chemist Challenge on April 14, 2018

On Saturday, April 14, 41 grade 5-8 students from across Indiana participated in the 7th Indiana State You Be The Chemist Challenge® which was held at the Dow AgroSciences corporate headquarters 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 41 students were the top students from Indiana School You Be The Chemist Challenges held in February and March in the Indianapolis, South Bend and Evansville areas who advanced to the Indiana State Challenge.

Participants in the 2018 Indiana State You Be The Chemist Challenge

2018 Indiana State You Be The Chemist Challenge Participants

All the students who participated in the 2018 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 and gift cards.

2018 Indiana State You Be The Chemist Challenge Winners

L-R: Grace Zhang, Carmel-Clay Chem Club (Champion); Vanessa Xiao, Park Tudor School (2nd Place);
Joey Shao, Zionsville Middle School (3rd Place); Hayden Monk, Westlane Middle School (4th Place)
with Kurt Hettinga, Superior Solvents and Chemicals

The Indiana State Challenge Champion, Grace Zhang, advances to the 2018 National You Be The Chemist Challenge which will be held in Washington DC on June 18. The Sponsors of the 2018 Indiana State Challenge were Dow Chemical, Dow AgroSciences, Superior Solvents and Chemicals and Mays Chemical.

Indiana student takes 3rd Place in the 2017 You Be The Chemist Challenge in Washington DC on June 19, 2017

Congratulations to Ameya Belamkar, 8th Grade student at Creekside Middle School in Carmel Indiana, who was awarded third place in the 2017 You Be The Chemist Challenge National Challenge which was held at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington DC on Monday, June 19. Ameya is 2nd from right front row (Photo Courtesy the ChemicalContinue Reading

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 byContinue Reading

Be part of the FIRST Women in STEM Classroom Walk IN Event on Friday, April 14, 2017

If you are a woman STEM professional in Indiana, we’re inviting you to help us break the stereotypes of what a scientist looks like. Right now IPS K-6 grade teachers are registering to have women working in STEM fields here in Indiana visit their classrooms on Friday, April 14. This first-ever Women in STEM ClassroomContinue Reading

Indy Style Celebrates Science

Rick Crosslin, Scientist in Residence at MSD Wayne Township Schools and Host & Executive Producer of Indiana Expeditions WFYI PBS, and Erica Posthuma-Adams, Chemistry Instructor at University High School in Carmel Indiana and her student Kenzie were on WISH TV Indy Style on Monday, September 26 demonstrating some really cool science experiments and welcoming Indy Style viewersContinue Reading

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