PWC Lecture Theatre, University of Waikato, Hamilton

16th Oct 2019 5:30pm

Every year since 1997 the School of Science has provided the opportunity for students studying chemistry at NCEA level 2 to compete for the ChemQuest™ trophy and other prizes. Secondary Schools from the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and 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.

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.