National Chemistry Olympiad Finalists Qualify For Intensive Virtual Camp

June 3, 2020
U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad competition goes online.

The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) Program announces the 20 finalists who are participating in the Chemistry Olympiad Virtual Study Camp, May 31-June 12. The students outscored more than 16,000 others to qualify for the intensive virtual camp, where they will receive college-level training with an emphasis on organic chemistry through a series of lectures, problem-solving exercises and tests.

The USNCO Virtual Study Camp is organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in collaboration with the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park. At the conclusion of the study camp, the top four students will represent the U.S. at the 52nd International Chemistry Olympiad in July. Two additional students will be designated as alternates. 

ACS has sponsored the American team annually since the U.S. joined the Olympiad in 1984. Principal funding is through the ACS Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Olympiad Endowment, with additional support from other donors.

For a complete list of finalists, visit: www.acs.org

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