The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2019 as the

International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT 2019)

The goal “in proclaiming an International Year focusing on the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements and its applications, the United Nations has recognized

he importance of raising global awareness of how chemistry promotes sustainable development and provides solutions to global challenges in energy,

education, agriculture and health.” This year coincides with the 150th anniversary of Dmitry Mendeleev’s published periodic table in 1869.

St. Andrew's Episcopal School was selected as one of 118 schools across the world from over 26 countries to contribute to a project led by the University of Waterloo (Canada).

For the IYPT, a collaborate art project "Timeline of Elements" will be created. Original art work will replace each blue tile below, each for a different element.

The compiled project will turn into a poster for distribution and a special wall mural in the new Science Teaching Complex at the University of Waterloo.

St. Andrew's element is ....



Oganesson. The last named element on the Periodic Table (for now). Atomic number 118. This is only the second element named after a living person.

Submission guidelines are here. Blank template is here.

Submission must also include a paragraph (approximately 100 words)

about the process used, concept and history behind the creative tile.

ALL Upper School students have the chance to submit an entry to be considered as the tile representing St. Andrew's to be a part of this mural.


The author/artist of the selected tile will receive:

    • Artwork will be included on an internationally distributed poster
    • Included on a wall mural in the new science complex at the University of Waterloo
    • $50 gift card to P.Terry’s.


All submissions are due by Monday, January 21, 2019

Submissions should be turn into Mr. Dunn

as a hardcopy. You can also submit electronically if you wish.


Started in 2019, the SCIENCE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM is a celebration of science and research within the Saint Andrew's Episcopal School community. Upper School students interested in getting an in depth introduction to the science research experience can take a full year dual enrollment, elective class, Scientific Research and Design. The class gives students a taste of research through two major experiences: a self-directed independent research project and a research collaboration with a lab from the University of Texas--Austin, a top tier research institution. Cumulating the students’ first independent research experience, they have the chance to present their findings before their peers, faculty, staff, alumni, and administrators at the Science Research Symposium that celebrates their efforts and achievements while celebrating science K-12 wide.