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The Loras College Chemistry Club will host the 4th annual Chemistry Olympics on April 15, 2016. The Chemistry Olympics is an annual, daylong event run by the student American Chemical Society chapter, which allows high school students to come to Loras College and compete in five events that test laboratory and content covered in general chemistry. Winners are awarded trophies, plaques, and Loras College scholarships.
The day also includes science building and campus tours, hands-on laboratory experiences in the DNA lab and Instrumentation lab, a chance for high school students to talk with current college students and college professors, and keynote speaker during a provided lunch. The goal of the event is to cultivate greater interest in chemistry, inspire future pursuits in science, and further develop the relationship between Loras College and regional high schools. The event is free.
“The science faculty and students at Loras are excited to continue hosting this event. We hope the chance for the high school students to participate in some friendly competition and see science at Loras will encourage them to continue in science.”