We marked the 2019 International Year of the Periodic Table (IYPT) with a worldwide collaboration that chronicles this amazing story in a timeline illustrated by students from 118 schools in 28 countries.
Learn about the discovery of the elements through our online resources, including an interactive PDF and history taking you through the Timeline of Elements.
Medeleev Mosaic Project
The Mendeleev Mosaic was created as a companion piece to the Timeline of Elements. Students, teachers, and chemistry enthusiasts from 15 countries around the world submitted 327 original portraits of Mendeleev, which were then used to create a larger mosaic portrait of Dmitri Mendeleev himself.
Organized by Chem 13 News magazine, this special undertaking celebrated the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) in 2011, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) sponsored event. There are participating schools and organizations from every Canadian province and territory, as well as 20 U.S. states and 14 countries.
There is a poster, a permanent wall display, and free mobile apps of the project.
Chem 13 News magazine ran a contest to design tiles for the four newly named elements, nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts) and oganesson (Og). Check out the submissions and finalists.
In May of each year, the Department of Chemistry runs two online contests to challenge high school students. Each exam is multiple choice and covers material that a well-read high school chemistry student is likely to have come across in the course of studies. The Avogadro exam is geared toward junior high school students and the Chem 13 News exam is for senior students.