Periodic Table Fetes Kick Off with Yellow Jackets Win over Fighting Irish

Jan. 22 hoops match featured element cards and periodic table dart game

January 24, 2019

Led by the College of Sciences, Georgia Tech launched its year-long celebration of 2019, the International Year of the Periodic Table (#IYPT2019), at the Jan. 22 men's basketball game against Notre Dame. The Yellow Jackets prevailed over the Fighting Irish, 63-61.

College of Sciences students, faculty, and staff distributed element cards and guided fans through the periodic table dart game. Scores of fans won periodic table mug beakers and T-shirts, as well as ScienceMatters card holders and sticky note pads. ScienceMatters is the College of Sciences' podcast. It's second season returns in the spring 2019 semester.

Also featured in the Jan. 22 game was biochemistry major and track star Jeanine Williams. At half-time, a video of Williams talking about her favorite element was broadcast on the McCamish jumbotron.

Get visual highlights from the #IYPT2019 kick-off from the video on the right.


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A. Maureen Rouhi, Ph.D.
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College of Sciences