2022 National You Be The Chemist Challenge®

Nine thousand students from 200 schools competed in the 2022 Regional You Be The Chemist Challenge®. The top five teams of students from Illinois, Michigan, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Washington will compete for scholarships at the National You Be The Chemist Challenge® on June 6 at The Westin Houston, Memorial City in Houston, Texas.

During the National Challenge, each team will participate in a Q&A session on stage with a panel of judges. They will have the opportunity to answer questions about their research and the video they created. Teams will receive a rubric to help them prepare but will not have the exact questions ahead of time.

As part of the National Challenge, teams will be evaluated in two areas:

  • Video submission (accounts for 30% of final score): This score will be pulled from the video submission; teams do not need to do anything further regarding the video.
  • Responses to panelist questions (accounts for 70% of final score): The rubric will be shared with teams as a separate attachment. The left-hand column of the rubric details the areas on which teams will be questioned – teams may want to consider determining in advance which team member(s) will answer each question on a given topic area in order to make the most of their time with the panelists.


Save the Date:

June 5-7, 2022
Westin Memorial City
Houston, TX

Thank You 2022 Challenge Presenting Sponsor!

To see a full list of Challenge sponsors here.