Georgia Tech Scavenger Hunt for Chemical Elements

Just as elements have atomic numbers, Georgia Tech buildings have location numbers on the campus map. That sounds like an opportunity for a scavenger hunt of elements whose atomic numbers match the location numbers of buildings.

Part of campus celebrations of the International Year of the Periodic Table, the Georgia Tech Scavenger Hunt for Chemical Elements will introduce players to fun facts about five chemical elements and to historical tidbits about their associated buildings:

  • Brittain Hall (#12) - Magnesium
  • Tech Tower (#35) - Bromine
  • Carnegie Building (#36) - Krypton
  • Coon Building (#45) - Rhodium
  • Wardlaw Center (#47) - Silver 
To Play

Download a playing card here or pick up a card from any of the five buildings or from the second floor of Tech Tower. 

Visit each of the buildings and find the poster with information about the building and the element. Answer the questions on the playing card. Present the card for the building's stamp.

To Win 

Winning cards must have all five building stamps and correct answers to all questions. 

To Claim a Prize

Present your winning card to Room 2100Q in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, in the Molecular Sciences and Engineering (MoSE) building, at 901 Atlantic Dr, Atlanta, GA 30318. You may claim a prize from 9 AM to 4 PM on Aug. 19-23, 2019, or until supplies last.

Divide and Conquer

Form a team to divide the hunting. However, each team member must present a completed playing card to claim a prize. 

Don't Tarry, Win Early 

Fabulous prizes await successful scavenger hunters, including the wildly popular periodic table T-shirts, small beaker mugs, large periodic table beaker mugs, and frame-worthy Georgia Tech posters. Supplies are limited, so don't tarry; win early. 

Event Details


  • Monday, August 19, 2019
    1:00 am - Friday, August 23, 2019
    1:00 am
Fee(s): Free and open to all Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff

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  • Georgia Tech posters, beaker mugs, and T-shirts await successful scavenger hunters

For More Information Contact

A. Maureen Rouhi, Ph.D.
Director of Communications
College of Sciences