National Coordinator

National Coordinator:

Jason B. Benedict, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
771 Natural Sciences Complex
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Buffalo, NY 14260-3000, USA
Phone: 716-645-4276 (subject line: United States Crystal Growing Competition).

Southeast Regional Coordinator:

Fernando Uribe-Romo, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
251 Physical Sciences Buliding
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816
Phone: 407-823-4873 (subject line: United States Crystal Growing Competition).

Mid-Atlantic Regional Coordinator:

Karah Knope, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: 202-687-5937 (subject line: United States Crystal Growing Competition).

Southwest Regional Coordinator:

Michael Nippe, Ph.D.
Department of Chemistry
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843
Phone: 979-862-4471 (subject line: United States Crystal Growing Competition)

Should you have questions don't hesitate to contact Dr. Benedict.

Want to get you or your class started growing crystals?

The deadline for entry form submission is Oct. 1st! Complete the form on our Entry Form page to register and receive your materials.

The Rules page includes all of the rules you need to know before you begin growing your crystals. It also includes a rubric outlining the judging criteria and the grading scheme.

For tips on growing large single crystals, click on the Crystal Growing tab to view our crystal growing guide, complete with tips and tricks from professional crystallographers Dr. Jason Benedict of the University at Buffalo and Dr. Ilia Guzei of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Be sure to check out our sponsors page for more information on the great people and companies who have made this contest possible.
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