U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad
The U. S. National Chemistry Olympiad is a multi-tiered
chemistry competition, established as a way of identifying a team of
four students to represent the United States in the International Chemistry Olympiad competition.
(L-R) Stephen Li, Andrew Chen, Robert Kao, Derek Wang.
In 2014, Team USA won one gold and three silver medals at the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad competition in Hanoi, Vietnam.
How to Participate in the U.S. National
The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) program is a chemistry competition for high school students. It's inteneded to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in chemistry. The American Chemical Society (ACS) has sponsored the program since 1984.
- Students must be U.S. citizens or legal, permanent residents of the United States (green card holders) to take the U.S. national examination.
- High school students who will graduate no earlier than Spring of the year that they participate in the competition are eligible.
- Students must be under the 20 years of age on the first of July of the year of the competition.
2015 USNCO Schedule
- Oct. 17, 2014–Feb. 28, 2015
- March 1–31
Local Competitions administered by ACS Local Sections
- April 6
Local Exam answers available
- April 14–20
National Exam for Local Section nominees
- April 27
National Exam Part I available
- June 2–17
Study Camp at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado
- June 18
2015 US team (Alpha Delta) announced
- July 20–28
47th International Chemistry Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan