Georgia Tech Scavenger Hunt for Chemical Elements

Event Details
  • Date/Time:
    • Monday August 19, 2019 - Friday August 23, 2019
      12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Location: Georgia Tech Campus
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  • Fee(s):
    Free and open to all Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff
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A. Maureen Rouhi, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
College of Sciences


Summary Sentence: Join the hunt for elements associated with campus buildings and win fabulous prizes!

Full Summary: To celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table, the College of Sciences is hosting a scavenger hunt. Join the hunt and win fabulous prizes.

  • Georgia Tech posters, beaker mugs, and T-shirts await successful scavenger hunters Georgia Tech posters, beaker mugs, and T-shirts await successful scavenger hunters
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Just as elements have atomic numbers, Georgia Tech buildings have location numbers on the campus map. That sounds like an opportunity for a scavenger hunt of elements whose atomic numbers match the location numbers of buildings.

Part of campus celebrations of the International Year of the Periodic Table, the Georgia Tech Scavenger Hunt for Chemical Elements will introduce players to fun facts about five chemical elements and to historical tidbits about their associated buildings:

  • Brittain Hall (#12) - Magnesium
  • Tech Tower (#35) - Bromine
  • Carnegie Building (#36) - Krypton
  • Coon Building (#45) - Rhodium
  • Wardlaw Center (#47) - Silver 
To Play

Download a playing card here or pick up a card from any of the five buildings or from the second floor of Tech Tower. 

Visit each of the buildings and find the poster with information about the building and the element. Answer the questions on the playing card. Present the card for the building's stamp.

To Win 

Winning cards must have all five building stamps and correct answers to all questions. 

To Claim a Prize

Present your winning card to Room 2100Q in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in the Molecular Sciences and Engineering (MoSE) building, at 901 Atlantic Dr, Atlanta, GA 30318. You may claim a prize from 9 AM to 4 PM on Aug. 19-23, 2019, or until supplies last.

Divide and Conquer

Form a team to divide the hunting. However, each team member must present a completed playing card to claim a prize. 

Don't Tarry, Win Early 

Fabulous prizes await successful scavenger hunters, including the wildly popular periodic table T-shirts, small beaker mugs, large periodic table beaker mugs, and frame-worthy Georgia Tech posters. Supplies are limited, so don't tarry; win early. 

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Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

College of Sciences, EAS, School of Biological Sciences, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Mathematics, School of Physics, School of Psychology, Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics and Computing (CEISMC), Center for the Science and Technology of Advanced Materials and Interfaces (STAMI)

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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  • Created By: A. Maureen Rouhi
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Jul 15, 2019 - 1:23pm
  • Last Updated: Jul 31, 2019 - 3:32pm