To celebrate the International Year of Crystallography 2014, the Molecular Structure Laboratory of the UW-Madison Chemistry Department has launched the Wisconsin Crystal Growing Competition to be held April-May 2014 among Wisconsin high school students.
This is an exciting scientific competition as well as a fun, hands-on experience. High schools are provided with materials on a first come first serve basis. Instructions on how to grow crystals are provided on the web. The objective is to grow the biggest and highest quality single crystal. The contest is described in the Handbook.
The winners will compete in the National Crystal Growing Competition. Additionally, everyone has a chance to compete in the International Crystal Growing Competition.