Volunteers Needed for 31st Annual Chemathon at UMD

Contributed by Kim Morehouse

The Thirty-first Annual Chemathon will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2015. The Chemathon is an annual chemistry competition for high school chemistry students in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The Chemathon competition is organized by a committee of area high school chemistry teachers and chemists, and is hosted by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The Chemathon is open to all area high schools who would like to participate. There are two competitive tracks:

  • Level I: for students who have not taken and are not currently taking AP Chemistry or IB Chemistry and have not previously participated in Chemathon
  • Level II: aimed at students at the AP and/or IB level, as well as previous contestants.

The tchemathonheme for the posters this year is “The Chemistry of Global Infectious Diseases and Their Treatments and Cures.” There is no entry or registration fee. Please see the Chemathon website for information on how to register your school (http://www2.chem.umd.edu/chemathon/).

The Chemical Society of Washington will once again help sponsor this event. Volunteers are needed to help judge the poster contest and assist with some of the activities that the students will be competing in. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please contact Kim Morehouse via email at kim.morehouse@fda.hhs.gov.

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