URI to host chemistry contest for high school students
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KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 28, 2000 -- The University of Rhode Island's
Chemistry Department will sponsor its annual chemistry contest on Tuesday,
May 23. This year, for the first time, registration information will be
available over the Internet. High school chemistry teachers as well as all
budding chemists are invited to click onto the department's webpage at www.chm.uri.edu
and select the Chemistry Contest box to find virtually all the information
they will need to register for and participate in the contest.
The site contains the essential information, including the rules, registration
information and sample problems. The last category should be of particular
interest to teachers, participants, and anyone chemistry-minded.
The 30 top scoring juniors will be invited back to URI to compete in
another contest. The winner of that contest will be offered a full four-year
scholarship to URI.
The site itself, when completed, will have been designed by high school
teachers on the basis of their answers to a survey conducted during the
The contest is usually host to more than 500 hundred participants from
more than 20 Rhode Island high schools. It is hoped that the availability
of contest information on the Internet will increase the participation.
All participants must come under the auspices of their high school.
For More Information: Ben Ruekberg, 874-4171 or Jan Sawyer,