Held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US, the competition between 15 students from across the country brought together almost 100 chemical industry representatives, family members and educators.
The winner Daniel Hulgan is an 8th grader at Westdale Middle School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Nabil Shaikh, an 8th grader at Exeter Junior High School in Reading, Pennsylvania, came in 2nd place, and Siddhant Shah, an 8th grader at City Middle School in Naugatuck, Connecticut, placed 3rd.
The YBTC Challenge involves students correctly answering a series of questions on chemistry.
The CEF, founded in 1989, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, US, and is dedicated to fostering a greater understanding of the science of chemistry, the benefits of chemicals and the importance of chemical safety awareness,