Welcome!

2nd Annual Virtual New Jersey Chemistry Olympics

June 2021 

"Chemistry and Current Events"

 


Due to many K-12 schools in New Jersey still remaining on remote or partially remote instruction, we are planning to offer an online-only event in 2021.

New information!!!!

Event List - more details to follow on the Event Pages as we update them this week!

Event 1:  Chemistry Research:  Vaccine Development

Event 2:  Environmental Research:  Sustainability of Batteries

Event 3:  Chemical Engineering Research:  Costs of Bringing a Drug to Market

Event 4:  Website Design:  CRISPR Gene Editing Technology

Event 5:  Experimental:  Physical Chemistry of Your Microwave

Event 6:  Nomenclature

Event 7:  Info Search:  Disinfectants

Event 8:  Debate:  Should PFAS be banned?

 

Updates to this website are in progress, and we will add an update on the results of last year's Virtual 2020 New Jersey Chemistry Olympics.  Thank you to all who participated!

NJCO 2021:  Our tentative topic for the 2nd Annual Virtual New Jersey Chemistry Olympics is "Chemistry and Current Events".  We'll be looking at some pertinent issues that arose in 2020, but also 

ATTENTION HS TEACHERS:  Are you interested in having one or more teams from your high school compete in the 2nd Annual Virtual NJCO?  Please email:  mgulotta@njacs.org for more information if you're not already on our mailing list!    If you're not in New Jersey, that's fine!  We always accept teams from Pennsylvania and New York when we have live in-person events, but we'd like to invite teams from around the United States if they are interested in joining us for this virtual chemistry event!

ATTENTION POTENTIAL VOLUNTEERS:  Are you a chemist by training or practice?  Do you want to be involved with an event that serves up to 250 high school students each year, by contributing your knowledge as a judge or collaborator to develop and fine-tune our events?  Email:  mgulotta@njacs.org  for more information - we'd love for you to join us.  Volunteering can be as little as 5 hours after attending a few brief meetings, or more time if you have more available.

 

Some notes from last year, with an article of the 2020 Virtual NJCO results found here.

Due to the current situation in the US, we are planning to offer an online-only event this year.

Preliminary plans are to have:

- An opportunity to show what research your team could complete before social distancing and online education set in.

- Several new events that will take advantage of our new situation, and the delay in the AP tests :)

- NO FEES for schools that participate.  Any checks sent to use will be returned when we are able to be back in our offices.

 

In light of these changes, we will be posting an update on the event for 2020.  There will be multiple emails to registered coaches - please keep a lookout!

We thank you for your patience and dedication to education and enrichment during this challenging time.  We are trying very hard to make a different but rewarding event this year.