Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony will take place in 1315 Chemistry Department on at 10:00 am on Friday, May 24, 2019. The winners will receive prizes and there will be several scientific presentations.

The results of the 2019 Wisconsin Crystal Growing Competition among middle and high school students will be announced at the ceremony.


Award Ceremony Program (download the PDF)

Dr. Ilia Guzei, Contest Organizer

Welcome and Department Overview
Prof. Judith N. Burstyn, Chair, Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Education at UW–Madison Chemistry Department
Prof. John W. Moore

Personal Experience in the WI Space Crystal Mission
Kaitlyn Twesme (Lake Mills High School)

2019 WI Crystal Growing Contest
Dr. Paula Piccoli

Presentation of the Awards
Dr. Paula Piccoli and Dr. Ilia Guzei

Celebratory Reception (12:00 p.m.)

Activities recommended in connection with the award ceremony

Self-guided Campus Walking Tour. You are welcome to go on a self-guided tours of the UW-Madison campus.

Guided Geology museum self-guided tour.  Self-guided tours of the Geology Museum are very popular and you will enjoy the museum. You’ll need about 90 minutes for the campus tour and 60 minutes for the Geology museum tour.

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.

For the Chemistry department location (1101 University Ave, Madison, WI, 53706) and nearby parking see the campus map. Bus parking is available in Lot 45.