Chemistry workshop, Science Bowl slated
The Messenger 10.18.07
The Kentucky Lake Section of the American Chemical Society will offer a free workshop on Safety in the Chemistry Workplace on Nov. 10 at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Area high schools also are invited to send teams to the 28th Annual Science Bowl at UT Martin and can register for the Nov. 10 event by email or phone. The registration deadline is Oct. 26.
Participants in the workshop will be made aware of hazards that may have been overlooked and the resources and options available to remedy those hazards. This workshop is intended to create a better, safer place for students to learn. Topics will include personal protective equipment, waste management and proper storage of hazardous materials.
This workshop is sponsored with support from an Innovative Projects Grant from the ACS. Literature and other materials will be provided free for participants. Mileage will be partially reimbursed and a certificate of participation will be presented to each attendee.
The science bowl is sponsored by the UT Martin Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society. For the written test covering biology, chemistry and general science, there is no limit on the number of students each school may enter. Each test will have 25 questions from each of the three categories.
From the written test, eight schools will be chosen for the afternoon bowl competition based on comparing the average total score of two of each school’s highest scoring students. The rules are similar to the former TV show, “The G.E. College Bowl.”
The prizes will include trophies for champion and runner-up schools and gold, silver and bronze medallions for all team members. All schools will be provided Chem Time Clocks on which the element symbols replace the usual 24 numbers for military time. Each student also will receive a wallet card and a beverage cup featuring the periodic table.
Information about the science bowl is available online at http://www.utm.edu/staff/skairee/scibowl. For registration or information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (731) 881-7450/7454.