• 64°

Phan qualifies for national challenge in chemistry

MADISON – Minh Phan, a seventh-grader at Liberty Middle School, excelled in local and state contests to reach the 2017 “National You Be the Chemist Challenge” in Washington D.C.

Phan and 41 other finalists qualified from 55,000 middle school students across 40 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico in the challenge program conducted throughout the 2016-2017 school year. These students will compete for more than $20,000 in educational scholarship funds and various prizes.

Challenge participants and educators gathered at Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. on June 19 for the national competition.  

Chemical Educational Foundation sponsors the challenge. The foundation is a national non-profit organization that inspires young learners to pursue science-related education and careers.

An academic competition, the challenge engages students in grades 5-8 to learn about the importance of chemistry to everyday life. Preliminary competitions encourage collaboration among industry, schools, educators and community partners to support early education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics study.

“As we look to the future of our economy and workforce, STEM education — and specifically chemistry — is a critical part of driving innovation, developing new technologies and discovering unimaginable possibilities in science,” foundation executive director Dwayne Sattler said.

“These 42 students are evidence of what young people can achieve when they are inspired by chemistry. They are our future leaders and innovators,” Sattler said.

Bolstering chemistry education is critical to reducing the “STEM gap,” a sizeable gap between the number of skilled workers and available STEM jobs, Sattler said. By 2018, studies show that 1.2 million STEM jobs will go unfilled.

For more information, visit chemed.org.

 

Bob Jones High School

Business, Army groups offer scholarships

Bob Jones High School

Optimists award teacher grants, essay winners

Liberty Middle School

Kristen Brown named finalist for Alabama Teacher of the Year

Madison

Journey Math Team makes mark in 2 tourneys

Bob Jones High School

Artwork by Charity Stratton on exhibit at library

Harvest

Madison City Community Orchestra to present ‘Eroica’ on April 20-21

Events

Orion Amphitheater kicks off its third concert season tonight

James Clemens High School

James Clemens HOSA overshadows conference competitors

Harvest

It’s Spring! Plant sale returns to Huntsville Botanical Garden

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones AFJROTC aces first try at obstacle course

Discovery Middle School

Clifton, Francois earn grants to enhance study of German

Bob Jones High School

Fantasy Playhouse summer camps to open in Madison

Discovery Middle School

Hogan Family YMCA to celebrate Healthy Kids Day

Bob Jones High School

Students in grades 3-5 to compete in Bob Jones Science Challenge

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

James Clemens Football Hosting Annual Mattress Sale

James Clemens High School

James Clemens baseball hot at the right time

Discovery Middle School

Register for Summer Spotlight Theatre Camp at James Clemens

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones hails as section’s top team at Scholastic Chess Championship

James Clemens High School

James Clemens leads at Student Council Association conference

News

Messiah Lutheran’s Rummage Sale turns ‘discards into disaster relief’

Harvest

Madison Academy to present ‘High School Musical – One Act Edition’

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Remembering Tom Monroe- “Johnny Appleseed Of Disc Golf”

FRONT PAGE FEATURED

Play Ball ! Trash Pandas Season Set To Open

Madison

City’s work session and special meeting postponed due to weather

x