URI to host chemistry contest for high school students

Click on website to see if you have the right formula 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. While still under construction, 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 last contest. 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. -xxx- For Information: Ben Ruekberg, 874-4171, Jan Sawyer, 874-2116