Marquette freshman Janvi Huria was among 42 students from around the country who traveled to Washington, D.C., this summer to compete in the National Chemical Educational Foundation’s “You Be the Chemist” competition.
Huria finished in the top 15 and was the only female among the finalists. She says it was “one of the best experiences” of her life.
“Not only did I get to participate in the challenge, but I also got to meet people from around the U.S. who share a similar love of chemistry,” Huria said.
She said she is truly intrigued by chemistry and hopes to become a neurosurgeon.
This marks the third year that Missouri students have competed in “You Be the Chemist.” Huria’s alma mater, Crestview Middle, also sent a student, Ashna Chali, two years ago.