A team of Hofstra University chemistry students placed first at the 18th annual Chemistry Challenge on April 27 at Queensborough Community College (QCC).
The winning team was made of up Hofstra seniors Kalista McCauley, Matthew Saleem, and Anthony Sica. Also competing from Hofstra were Joseph Aquino, Maddie Currie, Andrew Ko, Gianna Kroening, Joseph Mancuso, and Vincent Zhang. They were accompanied to the competition by Hofstra Adjunct Professor Ronald D’Amelia.
The Chemistry Challenge is a quiz-style competition presented by the Long Island subsection of the American Chemical Society and sponsored by QCC-Student Affiliates of American Chemical Society. The event features a fun, multiple choice test covering general and organic chemistry topics. Students from area colleges work in teams and enter their answers using clickers. There are winners for four-year and two-year colleges, and prizes are awarded at the end of the event.