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Area high school students invited to EAC’s 16th Annual Student Chemistry Adventure

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Area high school students invited to EAC’s 16th Annual Student Chemistry Adventure

By Todd Haynie

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Chemistry Department will hold it’s annual Student Chemistry Adventure on Tuesday, March 25, 2008. All area high schools are encouraged and invited to register their chemistry students for this full-day of learning and competition.

The event will be held in Thatcher at the EAC Math/Science Building and in the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center. The day will consist of a hands-on team laboratory experience, team activities, and a team knowledge bowl competition.

Each high school may enter two teams consisting of four members. Additional teams may be requested. Awards will be given to the first, second, and third place teams based on a combination of the scores from each of the three contest areas. All entering students and teachers will be given participation awards.

Prior to the presentation of the day’s awards, EAC’s chemistry students will present a “Chemistry Magic Show,” demonstrating some of the more exciting and visual aspects of various chemistry experiments.

“We want to make this event a learning experience as well as an opportunity for students to put into practice the chemistry concepts they are learning in their high school classes,” said Dr. Phil McBride, EAC dean of instruction and coordinator of the event. “We are looking forward to this year’s competition and invite students to join us.”

Registration is free and lunch will be provided. To register or for more information, high school chemistry teachers should contact McBride at (928) 428-8404 by March 9.