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.
Sign up for tours!
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Guided Campus Walking Tour #1. UW-Madison Chemistry Building, Shain Tower lobby. Please meet your tour guides in the lobby of Shain Tower at the corner of Johnson Street and Charter Street. More information. Please e-mail Ilia Guzei to register. First come first serve.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Guided Campus Walking Tour #2. UW-Madison Chemistry Building, Shain Tower lobby. Please meet your tour guides in the lobby of Shain Tower at the corner of Johnson Street and Charter Street. More information. Please e-mail Ilia Guzei to register. First come first serve.
10:30 am – Guided Geology museum tours for 60 people. Please e-mail Ilia Guzei to register. Make sure to mention your name, school, and number of people. First come first serve. The tours are free to the participants due to the generous sponsorship of the Chemistry Department. Tour details.
The 2018 Award Ceremony program (room 1361, Daniels Chemistry building)
1:30 pm. Poster session on the first floor of Daniels building, in front of room 1361.
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 & Lucas Oxtoby, SPICE (Students Participating In Chemical Education)
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. Experiences of the WI Space Crystal Mission Participants
Payton Kelly-Van Domelen (Bright Minds Academy, Sun Prairie), Kaitlyn Twesme (Lake Mills Middle School) & Olivia Burkholz (Hartford Union HS, Hartford)
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.