Chemistry Olympiad Student Contestants Talk Competition, Science Education In America (VIDEO)

08/13/2012 08:02 am ET
  • Cara Santa Maria Science correspondent, Huffington Post; editor, Talk Nerdy to Me

This summer, two high school students boldly represented the U.S. in the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad, and one of them even took home the gold.

The event, sponsored by The Dow Chemical Company, included teams from more than 70 countries competing in intense chemistry examinations.

I had a chance to speak with two of the four members of the U.S. team: Jason Ge and Chris Hillenbrand. They spoke of their love of chemistry, the state of science education in our country, and what it's like to be a total nerd.

Watch our conversation by clicking on the video above and transcript below. And don't forget to give these boys a virtual high five by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. Come on, talk nerdy to me (and them)!

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