NJCO Event Descriptions

    Event Descriptions

  • FOR the 2022 VNJCO:  Teams can participate in up to all four events.  There is no overall competition, only competitions in each event.

  • FOR IN-PERSON NJCOs:  All teams are required to participate in a minimum of four events and a maximum of six to qualify for team scoring. 

  • Events are divided into three categories: Research Events, General Events & Lab Events

  • FOR IN-PERSON NJCOs:  All teams are required to select at least one event from each category to qualify for team scoring.

 

Research Events

All research events are required to conduct guided or inquiry research about the topic selected.  For all research events, it is expected that teams will follow the Scientific Method or Engineering Design Method to achieve their goal.  Click on the links below for this year's description of each research event. 

General Events

These events allow students to learn about and then demonstrate their knowledge of a variety of chemistry topics.  

Lab / Other Events (Debate substituted for VNJCO, see below)

Lab events allow students to prepare for and complete a particular laboratory analysis.   Selecting or researching their own procedure, teams prepare to demonstrate excellent lab technique that results in good accuracy & precision in the lab.  Click on the links below for this year's lab events.         

FOR Virtual NJCOs - we have a Debate event replacing the Analytical Lab and are not having lab events. 

EVENT #1
ON HIATUS FOR 2022
Chemistry Research
EVENT #4
Website Design
EVENT #8  (Analytical Lab is On Hiatus for 2022)
Debate
EVENT #2
Environmental Research
EVENT #5
ON HIATUS FOR 2022
Demonstration Show
EVENT #9
ON HIATUS FOR 2022
Instrumentation Lab
EVENT #3
ON HIATUS FOR 2022
Chemical Engineering Research 
EVENT #6
Nomenclature Test 
EVENT #10
ON HIATUS FOR 2022
Microscale Lab
  EVENT #7
ON HIATUS FOR 2022
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