Daniel Liu Becomes 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge Champion

After 11 thrilling rounds of competition, Daniel Liu, a seventh grader from Ottawa Hills, Ohio, became the 2015 National You Be The Chemist Challenge Champion! At 10 years old, Daniel is the youngest ever National Champion and the very first winner from the state of Ohio. The 2015 National Challenge saw record-breaking attendance - more than 350 chemical industry representatives, family members, and educators gathered in Philadelphia to celebrate science education and careers in chemistry. You can see photos of the competition, celebration dinner, and award ceremony on CEF's Facebook page.

CEF is grateful to the following companies for sponsoring the 2015 National Challenge:

Diamond Sponsor: The Dow Chemical Company
Platinum Sponsors: BASF Corporation, Brenntag North America, Inc., Colgate-Palmolive Company, ICL Performance Products LP, LyondellBasell, PVS-Nolwood Chemicals, Inc., Shell Chemical Company, Univar
Gold Sponsors: Monument Chemical, Science Buddies, Thames & Kosmos, Turning Technologies
Silver Sponsors: Horn, National Association of Chemical Distributors
Bronze Sponsors: Chemical Distribution Network, Coast Southwest, Inc., R.E. Carroll, Society of Cosmetic Chemists

And a very special thank you to the NACD for sponsoring the competition and all your support of CEF and the Challenge Program!

About NACD

Brenntag North America, headquartered in Reading, PA, is part of the Brenntag Group, the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution. The Brenntag Group covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio and operates a global network with more than 490 locations in 72 countries, employing approximately 13,500 workers. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 170,000 customers. For more information, visit