chemistry department hosts
Chemathon for high school students
(April 22, 2002) - Over 100 high school chemistry students from
Polk, Manatee and Sarasota counties gather at Florida Southern for
a "Chemathon," a chemistry competition, on April 26. The
day-long event, organized by FSC's chemistry department, runs from
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Polk Science Building on campus.
by the Florida Section of the American Chemical Society is a written
and oral competition among students divided into two categories:
honors chemistry and advanced placement. Students will take a written
exam in the morning, tour the campus, have lunch in the cafeteria,
and return to Polk Science at 12:30 p.m. for team quiz bowls. Prizes
include plaques, small monetary gifts, and T-shirts. The American
Institute of Chemical Engineers donated $530 for the cash awards.
The day concludes with a chemistry show performed by FSC students.
information, please contact Dr. Carmen Gauthier at 680-4320.
Florida Southern is a four-year, private, co-educational liberal
arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The college
offers more than 40 undergraduate majors and a master of business
administration degree accredited by the Commission on Colleges of
the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland,
Fla., the college is home to the largest, single-site collection
of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world.