DuPont Challenge Essay Assignment


  • Your essay needs to follow the format and content requirements found at the DuPont Challenge http://thechallenge.dupont.com web site.
  • Your topic must include a connection to chemistry.
  • Topics must be selected by Wednesday December 1.
  • First draft due at the beginning of class on Monday December 6.
  • Final draft due at the beginning of class on Monday December 13.
  • Extra credit is available for including a reference to some research related to your topic that is taking place on the UIUC campus.


Chemical & Engineering News: Latest News
Chemical & Engineering News archive (since 1998)
When you use this source outside school, you'll be prompted for your NetID and password.
To search the archives by subject, click on Magazine->Back Issues. Then click on the link in the first paragraph.


Latest Science News -- ScienceDaily

Latest Headlines | Science News

EnvironmentalChemistry.com

Databases
When you use these outside school, you'll be prompted for your NetID and password.

MAS Ultra
Contains articles from hundreds of magazines and reference books.

Academic OneFile
Contains journal and magazine articles on many topics.

LexisNexis
Contains newspaper articles from the U.S. and around the world.

Sweet Search (free resource)
SweetSearch is a Google-powered custom search engine that only searches 35,000 Web sites that a staff of research experts deems credible. The first few hits bring together sources on a single subject and include overview articles. Each hit displays from 100-400 words of context around search terms.


Local resources

Chemistry Library (University of Illinois)
Links to all manner of databases and other chemistry-related information resources.

Chemistry at Illinois
The University of Illinois Chemistry Department, including information about research initiatives.