Each team completed seven experiments consisting of two quantitative determinations and five syntheses. The overall winner was one of two teams from W.J. Mouat Secondary School, consisting of Robert McDougall, Bradley Roger, Andrew Field, and Ezekiel Echon. Yale Secondary School, the winner for the last four years, placed second with the team of Brian Wong, Katie Newcombe, Rika Morrow, and Rebecca Graham. The team of Emily Glenn, Kuljit Dhaliwal, Ryan Dyck, and Jared Klassen, representing the Mennonite Educational Institute, was third. Members of the first-placed each received $100 and their school received a copy of The Merck Index for use in its laboratory. Members of the second- and third-placed teams each received $50 and $25, respectively. Complimentary snacks, lunch, and a custom-designed t-shirt were provided for all participants, and a number of the contestants won door prizes that had been donated by Fisher Scientific and VWR Scientific. The traditional post-contest chemistry magic show, presented by UCFV staff and students, was well received by the participants and their guests.
Additional details, including photographs, can be found on the UCFV chemistry department Web site, www.ucfv.bc.ca/chemistry/.
Arthur Last, MCIC
University College of the Fraser Valley
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|Title Annotation:||National Chemistry Week|
|Publication:||Canadian Chemical News|
|Date:||Mar 1, 2004|
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