Chemathon

Overview
Program
Registration
Remember To Bring
Maps and Parking
Sponsors
Pictures
Overview

Click here to see our Chemathon flyer!

 

Overview

A ONE DAY PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

The University of Florida Department of Chemistry is pleased to invite you and your chemistry students to our annual Chemathon program.

 

The 2020 UF Department of Chemistry Chemathon will be held on Friday, April 24 at the University of Florida campus. The program will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This event will include a short written test, tours of research labs, a quiz bowl team event, a hands-on lab activity, and a chemistry show. Prizes will be awarded to individuals and teams based on performance in these competitive events. Morning refreshments and pizza lunch will be provided.

 

All Florida high schools, public and private, are invited to participate by sending up to three teams (4 students per team). Teams should be registered by level. Level I teams consist of students taking a first year chemistry course only. Level II teams are unrestricted, that is, they may include students taking up to and including AP chemistry. Students dual-enrolled in a college chemistry course are not eligible for Chemathon.

 

Program

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, April 24, 2020

  • 9:00
    • Registration and refreshments in Joseph Hernandez Hall (JHH) atrium
  • 9:30 – 10:00
    • Competitive written test in CLB C130 (main Chemistry auditorium)
    • Concurrent teacher “buzz session” in JHH 105
  • 10:15 – 11:15
    • Tours of chemistry research labs
      • 2 sessions at 30 minutes each
  • 11:30 – 12:15
    • Hands on laboratory in JHH (1st floor)
  • 12:15
    • Lunch in JHH atrium
  • 1:15-1:45 & 2:00-2:30
    • Chemathon “Quiz Bowls” in various rooms around the chemistry complex
      • (see map on this site; a quiz bowl schedule will be provided separately)
    • Concurrent panel discussion for students (JHH 221, 2nd floor)
  • 2:45
    • Chemistry demonstration show in CLB C130
  • 3:15
    • Chemathon survey
  • 3:30
    • Chemathon awards
  • 4:00
    • Departure
Registration

Registration

You must complete registration for Chemathon 2020 by April 1, 2020*:
*Note: We cannot give refunds unless you request them by April 8, 2020. 

Details on how to pay the registration fee of $10.00 per participant (teachers and students) are provided in the registration link below.


Register for Chemathon 2020

 

Emergency Contact Information

Emergency contact information for your students who will be attending must be received by Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

 

Emergency Contact Information Form


Send inquiries to:

Ron Castellano
Chemistry Department – University of Florida
P. O. Box 117200
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-392-2752
castellano@chem.ufl.edu

We hope that you will come join us at our Chemathon in April!

Remember To Bring

Students should bring:

  • Non-graphing calculators and #2 pencils
  • Lab glasses or goggles (if available we prefer students to bring their own; they will be provided where necessary in the event you forget your personal pair)
  • Long pants and closed-toed shoes

Please remember:

  • Proper lab safety should always be observed.  Chewing gum is not permitted in labs.  Please refrain from eating or drinking while in any lab setting.
Maps and Parking

Maps

Parking

Chemathon visitors are welcome to park (for free) in any of the “green” decal spaces on campus (see http://parking.ufl.edu/parking-at-uf/parking-map/), but most conveniently in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center parking garage located just west of the Chemistry buildings on campus (a short 8-10 minute walk to the Chemathon staging area).

 

The address for the O’Connell Center:

University of Florida
250 Gale Lemerand Dr.
Gainesville, FL 32611.

Sponsors

Sponsors


Pictures

Chemathon 2013

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Chemathon 2012