Mark your calendars; registration will open on October 3 for the 2022-2023 Challenge cycle! A detailed timeline can be found here, and view the video to the right to hear about the Challenge from past participants!

What is the Challenge?

  • Team-based (3-4 students), free, STEM competition for students in grades 5-8
  • Teams compete in the in-person or virtual Regional Challenge answering timed multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Teams will also create a video exploring chemistry concepts in this year’s theme.
  • Regional Challenge and video scores are weighted to determine state winners and national finalists. National finalist teams will advance to the National Challenge in Houston, where they will build their passion for chemistry, interact with leaders in the industry, and compete for scholarships!

 Why should you register for the Challenge?

  • Participation can be used as an asynchronous education tool for your classroom
  • Interactive study materials are available for your students once you register
  • Students can develop their interest in chemistry and compete for scholarships!

You can view more information about the Challenge structure on our FAQ page.