Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
3,000 students from 250 schools entered this year’s Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. Award winners received a trophy presented by Dr Julian Huppert, Cambridge MP and research scientist, at an event held in the Houses of Parliament.
From the Challenge’s press release:
Read more about this year’s Challenge and its results (pdf).
The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge is the brainchild of Dr Peter Wothers, a chemist at the University of Cambridge, and is made up of a monthly online competition which is open to anyone, any age, from anywhere in the world and is designed to push boundaries and stretch students’ science knowledge. At the end of the online competition the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge team, made up of teachers and university chemists, set a written exam for Year 12 students at schools in the UK.
Dr Peter Wothers said: “Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. It is fantastic to see this competition strike a chord with so many students. At school, students are taught the facts but here they have to apply knowledge of other subjects and think creatively — these are exactly the kind of skills which are needed for university.”
The Cambridge Chemistry Challenge will continue into 2012 due to popular demand from students and teachers. The first online challenge will be available at 00.01, Sunday 1 January 2012.