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Elemental Art – A CONTEST (Due August 31, 2020)

Elemental art contest

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table (#IYPT2019) the Division of the History of Chemistry of the American Chemical Society is sponsoring a contest open to ALL (students, teachers, parents, friends, family, artists, non-artists) to create a poem, cartoon, or photograph with themes related to the chemical elements, their discovery, or uses.

Prizes will be awarded by a panel of judges and winning art will be published in the HIST Newsletter and Website.

Submit your original art by August 31, 2020 to the HIST Program Chair, Nick Tsarevsky at: or as an attachment to an email with the subject line: “Elemental Art Competition- (your name)”. Winners will be notified in late 2020.

For the flyer:  Elemental art contest

Sally B Explains Chemistry Season 1, 3rd Episode

Season 1, Episode 3: The Importance of Creativity in Chemistry and Beyond

Description:   Today on the podcast we are joined by one of the co-founders of Green Chemistry to discuss the importance of inspiration and nurturing inventive minds in the quest to use chemistry to better our planet!

To find out more about Green Chemistry:

To find out more amount this campaign:


Peepiodic Table of the Elements – Need your vote

IYPT. .If you want to have a little fun, please consider voting in a science peeps contest for the Peepiodic Table of the Elements. It was conceived by Mary Virginia Orna, a mentor of the Rye High Chem Club at the College of New Rochelle,  and carried out by chemistry students at Rye High School under the direction of chemistry teacher Sally Mitchell. This is the International Year of the Periodic Table and we would love to win the peeps contest, but voting closes in April 14th. Here are the directions:  The Open Notebook will be doing a cover story on the PBL project and highlight stories written by the students on what they learned by doing this project.
1. In the upper right hand corner of the screen there is a Log in button.
2. Click this to create an account. This is a verified contest, they will not send you emails except for the verification one.
3. After you fill in your email with name and click the button, an email will be sent to this account.
4. Go to your email account and click the link to verify.  Now you are ready to go back to the website (link above)
5. Now search for the Peepiodic Table of the Elements(red periodic table of peeps) in the gallery (it scrambles every time)

6. Click on the picture and in the upper left hand corner, there is a vote button. Click it and it should change to Voted.

In addition, our Peepiodic table of the elements is now listed at the bottom of an article in Food and Wine