ACS Chooses Chemical Olympiad Team

By Chemical Processing Staff

Jun 29, 2015

The American Chemical Society (ACS), Washington, D.C., has selected the members of the U.S. team that will compete in the 47th Chemistry Olympiad. Students from more than 75 countries will compete at the event, which will take place in Baku, Azerbajian, July 20–29.

The American “Alpha Theta” team will consist of:
• Soorajnath Boominathan (Edmond, OK), Oklahoma School of Science and Math
• Bryce Cai (South Barrington, IL), Barrington High School
• Janice Ong (Springfield, VA), Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology
• David Wang (Cupertino, CA), Monte Vista High School

Alternates will be:
• Rueih-Sheng Fu (Arcadia, CA), Arcadia High School
• Richard Wang (West Hills, CA), North Hollywood High School

Nearly 16,000 high school students took a multiple-choice exam to compete for a place on the U.S. team. The highest-scoring 1,000 took the National Chemistry Olympiad Test. The top 20 then went to a study camp at the U.S. Air Force Academy where the four members for the team were chosen.

The U.S. has participated in the Chemistry Olympiad since 1984.