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“You Be The Chemist Challenge” Launches in Connecticut for the Fourth Year

The 2012 You Be The Chemist Challenge is underway in Connecticut, with the two local challenges completed this February. You Be The Chemist is an interactive academic competition that engages grade 5-8 students in learning with their peers and their community about important chemistry concepts, scientific discoveries, and laboratory safety. It is a growing national program designed by the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) and supported by industry sponsors like Hubbard-Hall Inc. This is the fourth year the challenge has been organized by Hubbard-Hall in Connecticut.

Approximately 100 middle school students participated in the program, which started with a qualifying exam. The top scorers of the exam advanced to one of two local challenges. On February 23rd, twenty-four students from Middlebury, Southbury and Naugatuck competed at City Hill Middle School in Naugatuck. The top 6 scoring students from that competition will advance to the You Be The Chemist State Challenge. On February 27th, fifteen students from Woodbury and Newtown competed at Woodbury Middle School. The top four scoring students will advance to the state challenge, which will be held at the end of April at the Connecticut Science Center.

Hubbard-Hall congratulates and sends a thank you to all those who participated in this program, including educators, volunteers and our corporate sponsor for the local challenge, CellMark Chemicals.