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Chemagination Coordinators

Alison Hyslop, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
St. John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439

Nipa Deora, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Borough of Manhattan Community College
City University of New York
199 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
212-220-8000 x7987

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8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
Phone 516-883-7510
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New York Section of the American Chemical Society Chemagination Competition
Friday, March 9, 2018
St. John’s University, Queens, NY

[ Intent to Participate Form MS Word | PDF ]

[ Online Article Submission Form ]

Chemagination is a creative innovation and writing contest for high school science students conducted by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and written with the National Science Education Standards in mind.

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The 2017 New York Section of the American Chemical Society Chemagination Competition will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. John’s University, Queens NY from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

It will consist of a poster session and judging, followed by a presentation for the students and the award ceremony.

For this event, high school students are asked to imagine that they are living 25 years in the future and have been invited to write an article for ChemMatters, a magazine for high school students that focuses on the role of chemistry in everyday life. Students are also asked to design the magazine cover. The subject of the article is:

"Describe a recent breakthrough or innovation in chemistry (and/or its applications)
that has improved the quality of people's lives today."

The article must be written to fit in one of five categories: Alternative Energy, Environment, Medicine/Health, New Materials or Protein and Protein Engineering.

First place category winners from Local ACS Sections' Chemagination contests will be eligible to participate in the regional Chemagination contest at the 2018 MARM Awards Ceremony held in Princeton, NJ

Refer to the 2018 Chemagination Contest Description & Rules for more details. For examples of questions that might be asked by judges during the competition click Sample Questions.

Important Information:

  • DEADLINE for submission of the 'Intent to Participate Form' is February 9, 2018.
  • DEADLINE for submission of the 'Article Submission Form' along with the article and cover page is February 23, 2018
  • DEADLINE for a $60.00 Submission Fee for each project entry is February 23, 2018. Please make the check to NYACS.
  • The New York section contest will be held on Friday, March 9, 2018 at St. John's University
  • Download a sample entry here
  • Download the student guide here
  • Download the rubrics guide here

  • Click here to register for the [ Fifteenth Annual Chemagination Contest ]

    Please note:

    • It should be completed by the teacher.
    • Make sure you have the article as a document file on your computer before you begin.
    • Submit one form for each student entry.
    • The deadline for submissions is midnight, February 23, 2018
    • If you have any problems submitting entries with this online form, contact Alison Hyslop right away (using the contact information at left), to make other arrangements.

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