U.S. National 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.
USA Team wins three gold and one silver medals at the 51st International Chemistry Olympiad
U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program proudly announces the great performance of the Alpha Mu Team at the 51th International Chemistry Olympiad competition, which concluded July 30, 2019, in Paris, France.
Yajvan Ravan from Churchill High School, MI, Anton Ni of University High School, CA, and Edward Jin from Arnold O. Beckman High School, CA, earned gold medals placing 19th, 28th and 30th respectively. Albert Liu from North Hollywood High School, CA, won silver medal placing 59th.
Over 300 students from 80 countries competed at this year’s International Chemistry Olympiad in Paris, France.
Congratulations Team USA for this great achievement!
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.
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.
- 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
March 1-31, 2019 Local Competition
April 23-29, 2019 National Exam
June 2-13, 2019 Study Camp, University of Maryland, College Park
July 21-30, 2019 51st International Chemistry Olympiad Paris, France