… please stand up? It’s time for the Student Chemistry Cartoon Competition!
(For those of you who don’t know Randall Monroe, he’s the author of xkcd, “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.” An example is shown below … all right, I know it doesn’t illustrate a chemical principle, but I wasn’t sure I could show the one about orbital pairs in a family blog … )
On the occasion of the 2011 International Year of Chemistry, the Physical and Biophysical Chemistry Division of IUPAC is pleased to announce a Student Chemistry Cartoon Competition. The goal of the competition is to clearly illustrate a chemistry principle “with economy, clarity and good humour” and in a manner that can enrich the teaching of chemistry.
The winner of the competition will be invited to attend the 43rd IUPAC Congress in Puerto Rico, USA (July 31-August 7, 2011) where a $1000 prize will be presented and the finalist cartoons displayed. Merit prizes of $100 will go to 5 other students whose cartoons are chosen as finalists. More details here …
And, as if THAT weren’t enough, there’s a Physical Chemistry Student Video Competition along the same lines. What would J.J. Abrams come up with, and why shouldn’t you?