You Be the Chemist

The You Be The Chemist Challenge® is a national academic contest that encourages grade 5-8 students to explore important chemistry and STEM concepts and their real-world applications. The Challenge is a unique opportunity for a variety of community partners—including schools, industry, higher education, and community groups—to come together and show their support for STEM education.  Challenge participation starts at the school level and continues with Local, State, and National Challenge competitions. The Challenge is an individual (not team-based), quiz-bowl format competition. The top student from each state receives an expenses-paid trip to the National Challenge!

We offer OJ students the opportunity to participate in YBTC competitions.  Last year our own Garrett Hanson competed at the state level!  If interested, please see one of our science teachers for more information.