2024 CCEW NEOACS Young Scientist Essay ContestGet a Charge Out of Chemistry

The Northeast Ohio Local Section of the American Chemical Society (NEOACS) is hosting an essay contest for students in 9th through 12th grade in Lake and Ashtabula Counties as part of Chemists Celebrate Earth Week (CCEW). Entries must be sponsored by a local school or community group for verification purposes.

Contest Deadline: March 31, 2024 at 11:59 PM EST

Prizes: $500 for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place

Contact: Dr. Samali Weliwatte, [email protected]
Submission: https://forms.gle/iTZg3LX76Q4dHZPo6

Winners of the Northeastern Ohio Local Section’s Young Scientist Essay Contest will be invited to the NEOACS Spring Banquet on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

Visit our webpage at https://neoacslocal.wixsite.com/neoacs

Write an essay based on one of the essay prompts below. Limit essay to 500 words (excluding references):

1) Use chemistry to describe one recent improvement to battery technology. What major impact has it had on society?

2) Identify one chemical component of a typical battery and explain how it contributes to the battery’s overall function.

For additional details and printable version of contest info click here.