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21st Oct 2015 7:00pm

Every year since 1997 the Department of Chemistry has given the opportunity for students studying chemistry at NCEA level 2 to compete for the ChemQuest™ trophy and other prizes. Secondary Schools in the University of Waikato catchment area (Waikato, Bay of Plenty, King Country) are invited to send teams of three to the University for an entertaining evening. This competition requires familiarity with Year 12 Chemistry as well as good general knowledge.

Congratulations to the winner of ChemQuest 2014 - Hamilton Boys' High School. Find out more 

The Competition

Each year the categories vary. There are usually four question rounds, which are broken up by the Teachers' Turn (questions for teachers) and sometimes spot prize questions.

To add a little chaos into the situation, teams are given a jeopardy card which they may use at the beginning of one round. For that round only the jeopardy card doubles their points.Facebook

Photos from the 2014 Competition: