Registration for the 2023-2024 Challenge cycle will be opened from October 2, 2023 till December 29, 2023.

The Challenge can be incorporated into the classroom as an educational learning tool. Student participation in the Challenge enhances student learning through participation in online study modules that coincide with CEF’s Challenge study materials. Click here to view a sample.

The Challenge offers two participation tracks this year: in-person and virtual.

  • In-Person: Teams participating in-person must first take the Qualifier to advance to the in-person Regional Challenge. Please see the Challenge Tracks for more information.
  • Both Tracks: Teams compete in the in-person or virtual Regional Challenge answering timed multiple-choice and short-answer questions. Teams will also create a video exploring chemistry concepts in this year’s theme. Regional Challenge and video scores are weighted to determine state winners and national finalists! Teams must be composed of 3-4 students.

You can use this form to register more than one team at a time. If additional teams are formed after submission, you can submit additional forms.

Please enter below the event details for your Regional Challenge.  Please note that all Regional Challenges must occur between Friday, January 19, 2024 – Sunday, March 10, 2024. For a full Challenge Calendar, please refer to the Organizer Manual.

Please note that to access this form you will first need to create a Submittable account. 

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Complete the 1-minute (or less) registration form below to be part of the 2023-2024 You Be The Chemist Challenge. If you register by December 29, you will be entered into a draw to win a $25 gift card!

You Be The Chemist