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More than 200 high school students to participate in Chemistry Day


Posted: April 10, 2009



(Denver, Colo.) — WHAT/WHY:The Department of Chemistry at Metropolitan State College of Denver is hosting more than 200 students, representing eight local high schools, at its 17th Annual Chemistry Day. The goal of the event is to stimulate interest in chemistry and foster interaction among area high schools.

Chemistry Day will consist of a competition between teams in a Chemistry Bowl (also known as ChemBowl) and individual competitions involving chemistry knowledge, laboratory techniques and logical thinking. In addition, students will be able to interact with Metro State chemistry faculty and students. A $1,000 Metro State scholarship is awarded to the school that accumulates the most points in all the competitions.

WHEN: 8:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. (ChemBowl to begin around 2:30 p.m.)

WHERE: Science Building, Auraria Campus

For a campus map and parking please go to: http://www.mscd.edu/newsroom/directions.shtml

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About Metropolitan State College of Denver

Metro State is a fully accredited, four-year institution, serving more than 21,700 students. It is Colorado’s leader in educating in-state undergraduates and is one of the largest four-year public colleges in the nation. Metro State enrolls the highest number of students of color among four-year colleges in the state. It boasts 63,000 alumni, the bulk of whom stay in Colorado after graduation. Visit Metro State at www.mscd.edu.