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.

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 next stage, competing to advance to the National Challenge in June!

Educators or School Administrators can register their school here

If you are a student and your school is registered, you can access the study guide here.  If your school is not registered, talk to your science teacher today!

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

Dates and Events

School Registration closes January 12, 2018. 

Challenge Qualifier administration deadline: January 19, 2018.

Local Challenge: March 3, 9:00am Check-In, Ogden High School Auditorium

State Challenge: April 14, 1:00pm Check-In, Utah Valley University Room SC 206

National Challenge: June 18, 2018 in Washington, D.C.