University of Wisconsin–Madison

Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony will take place in the Chemistry Department on Friday, May 18, 2018. The winners will receive prizes.

The results of the 2018 Wisconsin Crystal Growing Competition among middle and high school students will be announced at the ceremony.


Pre-award ceremony activities

If you are bringing minors – please print out and fill out the Photo-Release-Form. Photos taken at the award ceremony will be used to publicize the Contest.

9:00 am. Self-guided tours of the UW-Madison campus and Geology Museum begin at the he Shain Chemistry building (1101 University ave). A limited number of campus guides will be available in the Shain atrium. The geology museum guide (23 pages) is detailed and informative – you are encouraged to print it out ahead of time. You’ll need about 90 minutes for the campus tour and 60 minutes for the Geology museum tour.

The 2018 Award Ceremony tentative program (room 1361, Daniels Chemistry building)

2:00 p.m. Introduction
Dr. Ilia Guzei, Director of Crystallography

2:05 p.m. Welcome and Department Overview
Prof. Judith Burstyn, Chair of Chemistry and Department Chair

2:15 p.m. Undergraduate Education at UW–Madison Chemistry Department
Prof. John Moore, W.T. Lippincott Professor of Chemistry

2:45 p.m. The Space Crystal Project
Dr. Marc Giulianotti, Senior Research Scientist, the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space

3:15 p.m. The 2018 Wisconsin Crystal Growing Contest facts
Dr. Paula Piccoli, PPD Inc. (Pharmaceutical Product Development, Madison, WI)

3:35 p.m. Presentations of the Awards
Dr. Ilia Guzei

Celebratory reception (4:00 PM)
in the atrium of the Shain Tower

Chemistry Building tours will start at ~4:00–5:00 PM.

For the Chemistry department location (1101 University Ave, Madison, WI, 53706) and nearby parking see the campus map.