Volume 92 Issue 32 | p. 45
Issue Date: August 11, 2014

2014 Flame Challenge Winners

By Emily Bones
Department: ACS News
Keywords: flame challenge, competition, communicating science, what is color

In 2012, “M*A*S*H” star turned science communication advocate Alan Alda posed a question to the world: What is a flame? The burning question had bothered him since he was 11 years old. He had asked his teacher but received an unsatisfactory answer, so he decided to start the Flame Challenge competition to improve science communication.

For the past two years, the competition has asked 11-year-olds to suggest a topic for scientists to . . .

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