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04/08/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/08/2019 11:55

West Virginia State University to Host “You be the Chemist Challenge” April 12

West Virginia State University to Host 'You be the Chemist Challenge' April 12


4/8/2019 Contact: Jack Bailey (304) 766-4109 [email protected]

April 8, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

West Virginia State University to Host 'You be the Chemist Challenge' April 12

INSTITUTE, W.Va. - West Virginia State University (WVSU) will host the annual Dow, Inc. 'You be the Chemist Challenge' beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 12, in the James C. Wilson University Union.

Students from 11 West Virginia middle schools will be competing in the challenge, an interactive academic contest that encourages students in grades 5-8 to explore chemistry concepts and their real-world applications.

Nearly 60 competitors are expected from the following West Virginia middle schools:

  • Andrew Jackson
  • Calvary Baptist Academy
  • Clay County
  • Dupont
  • George Washington
  • Hurricane
  • Poca
  • Sissonville
  • Stonewall Jackson
  • Triadelphia
  • Winfield
Students compete against one another through numerous rounds of multiple-choice questions that test their knowledge of chemistry concepts, important discoveries and chemical safety awareness.

Competition will begin at 9 a.m. in room 134 of the University Union.

Sponsored locally and nationally by Dow, Inc., the challenge is an academic competition created by the Chemical Educational Foundation. For more information about the competition, visit the Foundation's website at www.chemed.org.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a 'living laboratory of human relations,' the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.

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