U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad

Chemistry Olympiad

The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad is a multi-tiered chemistry competition. The top four students of the national competition represent the United States in the annual International Chemistry Olympiad.

2018 Study Camp Students Named  

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Program is proud to announce the 20 finalists who will attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp, June 10-25, 2018, at the US Air Force Academy, CO. The students will compete for a spot on the team representing the United States at the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad in Bratislava, Slovakia and Prague, Czech Republic, July 19-29, 2018.

2018 Alpha Lambda Team Students

Jenny Cai Park Tudor School, IN Indiana Local Section
Andrew Chen
Stuyvesant High School, NY New York Local Section
Yutong Dai* 
Princeton International School of Math and Science, NJ Princeton Local Section
Aniket Dehadrai*    Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, OK Oklahoma Local Section
Allen Ding
Stevenson High School, IL Chicago Local Section
Edward Jin
Arnold O. Beckman High School, CA Orange County Local Section
Omar Khan
Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, OK Oklahoma Local Section
Chanseo Lee
Lexington High School, MA Northeastern MA Local Section
Alex Li
Lexington High School, MA Northeastern MA Local Section
Albert Liu
North Hollywood High School, CA Southern California Local Section
David Liu
West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, NJ Princeton Local Section
Michelle Lu*
Pomperaug High School, CT New Haven Local Section
Anton Ni University High School, CA Orange County Local Section
Yajvan Ravan Churchill High School, MI Detroit Local Section
Jeffrey Shi* Marcellus High School, NY Central New York Local Section
Matthew Wang Troy High School, MI Detroit Local Section
Andrew Wu* Park Tudor School, IN Indiana Local Section
David Wu* Westview High School, CA San Diego Local Section
Iris Yan Carmel High School, IN Indiana Local Section
Albert Zhu Solon High School, OH Cleveland Local Section

* Students who participated in 2017 USNCO Study Camp

How to Participate in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad

The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) program is a chemistry competition for high school students. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in chemistry. The American Chemical Society has sponsored the program since 1984. 

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Local Chemistry Olympiad Competition

The local competition is open to all high school students. ACS Local Sections choose nominees for the national exam. Students can review past Local Exams to study for their local competition.

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National Chemistry Olympiad Exam

The national exam involves three parts administered to more than 1,000 students. Students can use past National Exams to prepare. The 20 top-scoring students are chosen to attend a study camp where students are selected for the International competition.

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Study Camp

The 20 top scoring students from the National Exam spend two weeks at a study camp to undergo rigorous training. Based on their performance, four students are chosen to represent the U.S. at the International Chemistry Olympiad.

Eligibility

  • 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.

    See Rules and Eligibility