Ohio University will conduct the thirtieth Annual Ohio Chemistry Contest on Saturday, October 20, 2012, to test the achievement in chemistry of Ohio high school seniors and to encourage the study of science.
The contestants must attend all the events of the Ohio Chemistry Contest between 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM, including the awards ceremony, to be eligible to receive the prizes and no proxy is allowed.
The scholarship winners must complete by February 1, 2013 their applications for admission to the Athens campus of Ohio University or lose the scholarships they won at the Contest. If their applications for admission meet the February 1, 2013 deadline, (A) they can accept or decline the scholarships before May 1, 2013 and (B) they can also be considered for additional scholarships. To collect the scholarship, the winners must attend the Athens campus of Ohio University beginning in the 2013 Fall semester, in any established baccalaureate major (four-year bachelor degree program).
The contest is open to students enrolled in the 12th year of accredited Ohio high schools. To give more opportunities for students from different schools to win a scholarship, each school can send a maximum of two students. These students must be in the top 10% of their class or be recommended by their chemistry teachers as outstanding in science and mathematics.
The contest consists of a one-hour written test at 11 A.M. in 194 Clippinger Laboratories, Ohio University, Athens, on Saturday, October 10, 2012. The test will be multiple choice in format but will include calculations and tests of quantitative skills. Tie-breaking essay questions may be included. The subjects covered are atomic and molecular structures, chemical symbols and names, units, periodicity, stoichiometry, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, heat, equilibria and rates of reaction, oxidation-reduction reactions, and electrochemistry.
Application forms are available on line at http://www.ohio.edu/chemcontest/apply.htm.
Also available on line is a Microsoft Word .rtf (rich text format) version of the 2012 Entry Form that you can download to your computer, fill out on your computer, and print. Use the font Courier New, size 10 to preserve the format.
If you cannot use the on-line forms, please contact the Director for a hardcopy form, at the complete address listed below.
If you cannot mail your application materials before October 12, 2012, please contact Dr. Tong immediately by email (including your phone number in the email) or by phone your intent to participate in the Contest, mail a $10 check (payable to Ohio University) to him, and ask your school to fax him the application material on or before October 12, 2012
Message may be left at 740-593-1737.
The contestant's social security number required by law for Ohio University to issue the prize check. We ask you to bring it to protect the security of your social security number. Driver's license or other ID with the contestant's photograph. The only things allowed in the examination room are pencils and erasers. A hand-held calculator will be furnished to each contestant. Periodic table and physical constants are printed on the exam. Pencil sharpener will be available. No cell phone or other electronic devices, other than the calculators we furnish, will be allowed in the examination room.
If you have a long drive to Athens, do consider coming on Friday. Please reserve motel accommodations early and directly. There are no guest facilities available at the university on that date. The following motels/hotels are all in Athens, OH 45701:
Go to Traveling to Ohio University's Athens Campus for complete driving directions to Ohio University.
Contestants are expeceted to attend all the following events except the campus tour from 11 AM to noon.
10-11 AM: Lobby outside 194 Clippinger Laboratories . Contestants check-in to be photographed and to pick up seat assignment and free lunch ticket. Chemistry Teachers pick up complimentary lunch ticket. Parents and friends pay for lunch and check-in for campus tour. Meet the faculty of the department and undergraduate students of the department. Light refreshments and academic program literature of all departments will be available.
11 AM - Noon: Contestants take the 60-minute examination in Room 194, Clippinger Laboratories .
11 AM - Noon: Teachers, parents, and friends take the campus tour.
12-1 PM: Lunch, Nelson Common New Dining Room.
1:15-2: PM Program on admission, academic programs, financial aid, and scholarships in 194 Clippinger.
2-2:30: PM Tour of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry facilities in Clippinger.
2:30 - 4:30 PM: Awards ceremony, 194 Clippinger.
Dr. James Y. Tong, Director,
Ohio Chemistry Contest
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
136 Clippinger Laboratories
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979
Message may be left at 740-593-1737
Jimmy Tong modified this file (http://www.ohio.edu/chemcontest/index.htm) on September 11, 2012
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