You Be the Chemist

STEM Manager: Anthony Lambert


Phone: 801.893.1206


You Be the Chemist is an initiative by the Chemical Educational Foundation to create opportunities for 5th-8th grade students to become involved in the field of chemistry and test their chemistry knowledge head-to-head.

The Challenge begins with students completing the Challenge Qualifier, a short multiple-choice test. Based on student participation in the state, a select number of students will advance to the next level of competition. This year, Ogden has been split into two regions: Sunrise and Sunset. Thirty students from each region will advance to the Local Challenge.

Regional and State Challenge competitions operate in a quiz bowl format with several rounds of multiple choice questions. Questions are displayed to both the participants and audience on a screen, then students use electronic response devices to indicate their answers. Students participate individually in the Challenge competitions. The students who score the highest will move on to the State Challenge with the top participant from each state advancing to the National Challenge in June!

Students who have been invited to the State Challenge have been notified and can begin studying using the materials found at this link.

For more information about the You Be the Chemist Challenge or other chemistry initiatives visit the Chemical Educational Foundation website.

Dates and Events

Sunrise Regional Challenge

February 25th
Ben Lomond High School Auditorium
1080 9th Street Ogden UT 84404

Sunset Regional Challenge

February 25th
Ben Lomond High School Auditorium
1080 9th Street Ogden UT 84404

Utah Statewide Challenge

April 15th
1:00-2:00pm - STEM Family Fair
2:00pm - Challenge start
Ben Lomond High School Auditorium
1080 9th Street Ogden UT 84404

Regional Assignments

Find your child's school below to determine which region they belong to.

Sunrise Region

Mt. Ogden Jr. High
Polk Elementary
Taylor Canyon Elementary

Sunset Region

DaVinci Academy of the Science and Arts
Highland Jr. High
Md. Fort Jr. High
New Bridge Elementary