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Students launch a new type of chemistry tournament

High school students from across the region gathered at Washington University in St. Louis for the inaugural Washington University Chemistry Tournament, a day-long exploration of chemistry designed to promote fundamental problem-solving, collaboration, and creative thinking skills, held on the Danforth Campus Saturday, April 2, 2016. Among the activities was a relay round, where students teamed up to answer related chemistry questions. Katheryne Lamkin (left) and Annie Zheng, students at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, participate in the relay round. Photo by Sid Hastings / WUSTL Photos

High school science competitions are like oxygen and nitrogen — they’re everywhere. But the students behind the Washington University Chemistry Tournament have added new elements to old formula. Their event, now in its second year, focuses on collaboration, real-world applications and complex problem-solving — just like college chemistry. Read more in the Source.