Aum Upadhyay, an eighth grade student at Odle Middle School placed second at the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge® on June 22 at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
Nearly 40,000 students participated in the local and state levels of the Challenge during the 2014-2015 school year. The top 36 students, one from each of the participating states and territories qualified to compete in the national competition.
The 2015 National Challenge participants battled through 11 thrilling rounds of chemistry questions before a national champion was crowned. The top four placing students received academic scholarships totaling $18,500, TI-84+ graphing calculators, medals, Thames & Kosmos CHEM3000 chemistry kits, and gift certificates to the Discovery Channel Store.