Five members of ConVal’s Chemistry Club were selected into the top ten list of the United States Crystal Growing Competition:
- Sarah Johnson and Kaylin Krslovic — 8th in the Overall category
- Ashley Cheviot and Veronika Raczek — 9th in the Quality category
- Michael Zrzavy — Honorable Mention
ConVal Chemistry Club advisor Moira Milne was the facilitator of the students’ participation in the contest.
The United States Crystal Growing Competition is a scientific outreach activity designed to provide K-12 grade students with a hands-on STEM experience. The crystal growing period ran from October 19th to November 23rd, 2015.
The United States Crystal Growing Competition is a national contest that is sponsored by the American Crystallographic Association, the National Science Foundation, the University at Buffalo, SUNY, the Western New York Section of the American Chemical Society, Ward’s Science Company, Bruker AXS, and Krackeler Scientific.