Congrats WSU for winning the Silver Sep Funnel!

Thanks to all of the great teams that came out to compete this year! Everyone had a blast with events such as: titration races, the escape room challenge, dry ice curling, chemistry Pictionary, periodic-table minesweeper, Jeopardy, and more! Check out the YCC Facebook page for more pictures!

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Registration for the 10th Annual Battle of the Chemistry Clubs is Closed

The Battle of the Chemistry Clubs will be hosted at MSU on January 28th, 2017. The registration is closed.

If you have any questions regarding the Battle of the Chemistry Clubs, please contact us at ycc@chemistry.msu.edu.

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Science Night at Pinecrest Elementary!

On January 11th, the YCC participated in Science Night at Pinecrest Elementary school. Our awesome volunteers awed the audience by making delicious ice cream using liquid nitrogen! Thanks to all the volunteers and also to all those who came out and enjoyed the ice cream! ln2-icecream

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Registration for the 10th Annual Battle of the Chemistry Clubs is Open!

The Battle of the Chemistry Clubs will be hosted at MSU on January 28, 2017. The registration is now open and can be found here. You have until January 21, 2017 to register your team.

If you have any questions regarding BCC, see its page or contact us using either our contact form or ycc@chemistry.msu.edu.

 

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Sweet treats at Science Nights!

Over the past couple weeks, YCC members as well as other wonderful volunteers visited local elementary schools to show the magic of combining science and dessert! Each school hosted a variety of booths and activities for the students to observe and get involved with science. YCC brings plenty of cream, sugar and liquid nitrogen to make ice cream for all the kids to try. This year we tried something new and also made vegan ice cream with coconut milk so that everyone could try and it was a hit! They could add toppings and watch the nitrogen be poured into the mixture and solidify. Check out the photos below from our final Science Night.

Thanks to Marble Elementary, Whitehills Elementary, and Glencairn Elementary for hosting us and thanks to everyone that helped make these events a success!

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Registration for the 9th Annual Battle of the Chemistry Clubs is Closed

The Battle of the Chemistry Clubs will be hosted at MSU on January 30th, 2016. The registration is closed.

If you have any questions regarding the Battle of the Chemistry Clubs, please contact us at ycc@chemistry.msu.edu.

The 9th Annual Battle of Chemistry Clubs is sponsored by Emergent BioSolutions and American Chemical Society Michigan State University local section.

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8th Annual Battle of the Chemistry Clubs sponsored by Emergent BioSolutions

The 8th annual Battle of the Chemistry Clubs (BCC) was held at Michigan State University (MSU) during the month of January. We had a record number of twelve undergraduate teams attending! Prior to the day of competition, teams were asked to complete a photo scavenger hunt of (bio)chemistry related items at their university. This activity would serve as the tiebreaker going into the quarter finals. Additionally, it encouraged team members to interact with different faculty and resources at their university. The morning events included No Strings Attached (a polymer activity), I’d Hit That (general chemistry trivia and periodic table darts), Protein Shake (amino acid word jumble and protein folding challenge), and You Call this Archaeology? (a calculation race). All teams competed in the quarter finals, a titration race where teams who competed well in the morning were given a time advantage. Judged on both speed and accuracy, 6 of the 12 teams moved on to the semi-finals (Aquinas College, Hillsdale College, Wayne State University, Michigan State University, University of Michigan- Flint, and Lake Superior State University). In the semi-finals (CSI East Lansing: Oscar is Dead), the six teams attempted to solve a murder mystery, talking to suspects and completing a variety of chemistry challenges. The teams with the highest scores (Michigan State University, University of Michigan – Flint, and Hillsdale College) battled it out in the Jeopardy-style finals. Michigan State University was taken out of the running when they could not compete in Final Jeopardy!, due to lack of funds.   University of Michigan – Flint and Hillsdale College were tied going in and both teams decided to bet it all! When neither team was able to answer the final question correctly (entertainingly leaving everyone with zero points), the tie-breaker was called upon to decide the winner and University of Michigan – Flint won the Silver Sep Funnel!

  • No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

  • I’d Hit That

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  • Protein Shake

Protein Shake

  • You Call this Archaeology?

You Call this Archaeology

  • Make It Blue!

Make It Blue

  • CSI East Lansing: Oscar is Dead

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  • Jeopardy

Jeopardy

  • Congratulations University of Michigan – Flint

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