The USNCO program celebrates the following faculty and student mentors who have played a vital role in preparing the brightest high school students in the U.S. to compete in the International Chemistry Olympiad from 1984 through 2020.

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2021

  • Joseph Houck
    Penn State University, PA
    Head mentor
  • Esther Hines
    Billerica Memorial High School, MA
    High School Mentor
  • Laura Serbulea
    University of Virginia, VA
    College Mentor
  • Anugrah Chemparathy
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
    Peer Mentor
  • Edward Jin
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
    Peer Mentor

2020

  • Melissa Barranger-Mathys
    Ursuline College, OH
    Head Mentor
  • Esther Hines
    Billerica Memorial High School, MA
    High School Mentor
  • Joeseph Houck
    Penn State University, PA
    College Mentor
  • Harrison Wang
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
    Peer Mentor

2019

  • Patrick Chan
    Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, NJ
    Head Mentor
  • Melissa Barranger-Mathys
    Ursuline College, OH
    College Mentor
  • Joeseph Houck
    Penn State University, PA
    College Mentor
  • Derek Wang
    Oxford University, UK
    Peer Mentor

2018

  • Christine Saber
    Gannon University, PA
    Head Mentor
  • MIchael Danahy
    Bowdoin College, ME
    College Mentor
  • Silvia Atim
    University of South Carolina, SC
    College Mentor
  • Derek Wang
    Stanford University, CA
    Peer Mentor

2017

  • Michael Danahy
    Bowdoin College, ME
    College Mentor
  • Patrick Chan
    Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, NJ
    High School Mentor
  • Christine Saber
    Gannon University, PA
    College Mentor
  • Christopher Hillenbrand, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
    Peer Mentor

2016

  • Kelli Slunt
    University of Mary Washington, VA
    Head Mentor
  • Patrick Chan
    Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, NJ
    High School Mentor
  • Christine Saber
    Gannon University, PA
    College Mentor
  • Jacob Sanders
    University of California Los Angeles, CA
    Peer Mentor
  • Sidharth Chand
    Harvard University, MA
    Peer Mentor

2015

  • Kelli Slunt
    University of Mary Washington, VA
    Head Mentor
  • Patrick Chan
    Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, NJ
    High School Mentor
  • Michael Danahy
    Bowdoin College, ME
    College Mentor
  • Jacob Sanders
    Harvard University, MA
    Peer Mentor

2014

  • Melissa Barranger Mathys
    Ursuline College, OH
    Head Mentor
  • Amiee Modic
    Katy High School, TX
    High School Mentor
  • Michael Danahy
    Bowdoin College, ME
    College Mentor
  • Jacob Sanders
    Harvard University, MA
    Peer Mentor

2013

  • Kelli Slunt
    University of Mary Washington, VA
    Head Mentor
  • Melissa Barranger Mathys
    Ursuline College, OH
    College Mentor
  • Amiee Modic
    Katy High School, TX
    High School Mentor
  • Jacob Sanders
    Harvard University, MA
    Peer Mentor

2012

  • Kelli Slunt
    University of Mary Washington, VA
    Head Mentor
  • Melissa Barranger Mathys
    Ursuline College, OH
    College Mentor
  • Amiee Modic
    Katy High School, TX
    High School Mentor
  • Brian Lee
    Harvard University, MA
    Peer Mentor

2011

  • Kristin Fletcher
    Chromatic Technologies, Inc., CO
    Head Mentor
  • Kelli Slunt
    University of Mary Washington, VA
    College Mentor
  • Steve Lantos
    Brookline High School, MA
    High School Mentor
  • Brian Lee
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA
    Peer Mentor

2010

  • Kimberly Gardner
    US Air Force Academy, CO
    Head Mentor
  • Kristin Fletcher
    US Air Force Academy, CO
    College Mentor
  • Ara Kahyaoglu
    Bergenfield High School, NJ
    High School Mentor
  • Brian Lee
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA|
    Peer Mentor

2009

  • John C. Kotz
    Professor Emeritus, College of Oneonta, NY
    Head Mentor
  • Linda Wood
    Lowndes High School, GA
    High School Mentor
  • Kristin Fletcher
    US Air Force Academy, CO
    College Mentor
  • Andrew Freddo
    California Institute of Technology, CA
    Peer Mentor

2008

  • Kara Pezzi
    Appleton East High School, WI
    Head Mentor
  • Will Lynch
    Armstrong Atlantic State University, GA
    College Mentor
  • Owen Priest
    Northwestern University, IL
    College Mentor
  • J.L. Kiappes
    Rice University, TX
    Peer Mentor

2007

  • John C. Kotz
    College of Oneonta, NY
    Head Mentor
  • Kara Pezzi
    Appleton East High School, WI
    High School Mentor
  • Will Lynch
    Armstrong Atlantic State University, GA
    College Mentor
  • J.L. Kiappes
    Rice University, TX
    Peer Mentor

2006

  • Roxanna Allen
    St. John's School, TX
    Head Mentor
  • John C. Kotz
    College of Oneonta, NY
    College Mentor
  • Kara Pezzi
    Appleton East High School, WI
    High School Mentor
  • J.L. Kiappes
    Rice University, TX
    Peer Mentor

2005

  • Nadine Szczepanski
    MacMurray College, IL
    Head Mentor
  • Roxanna Allen
    St. John's School, TX
    High School Mentor
  • John C. Kotz
    College of Oneonta, NY
    College Mentor
  • Wei Ho
    Princeton University, NJ
    Peer Mentor

2004

  • Todd Trout
    Lancaster Country Day School, PA
    Head Mentor
  • Nadine Szczepanski
    MacMurray College, IL
    College Mentor
  • Roxanna Allen
    St. John's School, TX
    High School Mentor

2003

  • Neal Sumerlin
    Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
    Head Mentor
  • Todd Trout
    Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster, PA
    High School Mentor
  • Loretta Dorn
    Fort Hyas State University, KS
    College Mentor

2002

  • Jane Nagurney
    Scranton Preparatory School, PA
    Head Mentor
  • Neal Sumerlin
    Lynchburg College, VA
    College Mentor
  • Todd Trout
    Lancaster Country Day School, PA
    High School Mentor

2001

  • Nadine Szczepanski
    MacMurray College, IL
    Head Mentor
  • Jane Nagurney
    Scranton Preparatory School, PA
    High School Mentor
  • Neal Sumerlin
    Lynchburg College, VA
    College Mentor

2000

  • Jesse Bernstein
    Hawken School, OH
    Head Mentor
  • Nadine Szczepanski
    MacMurray College, IL
    College Mentor
  • Jane Nagurney
    Scranton Preparatory School, PA
    High School Mentor

1999

  • Larry Strawser
    U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
    Head Mentor
  • Jesse Bernstein
    Hawken School, OH
    High School Mentor
  • Nadine Szczepanski
    MacMurray College, IL
    College Mentor

1998

  • Linda Wood
    Lanier County High School, GA
    Head Mentor
  • Larry Strawser
    U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
    College Mentor
  • Jesse Bernstein
    Hawken School, OH
    High School Mentor

1997

  • Michael Killpack
    U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
    Head Mentor
  • Linda Wood
    Lanier County High School, GA
    High School Mentor
  • Larry Strawser
    U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
    College Mentor

1996

  • Thomas Adams
    Indiana Academy  for Sciences, Mathematics, and Humanities, IN
    Head Mentor
  • Michael Killpack
    U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
    College Mentor
  • Linda Wood
    Lanier County High School, GA
    High School Mentor

1995

  • Nancy Devino
    National Research Council, Washington DC
    Head Mentor
  • Thomas Adams
    Indiana Academy  for Sciences, Mathematics, and Humanities, IN
    High School Mentor
  • Michael Killpack
    U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
    College Mentor

1994

  • Joseph Mitchener
    South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, SC
    Head Mentor
  • Nancy Devino
    Dickinson College, PA
    College Mentor
  • Thomas Adams
    Indiana Academy  for Sciences, Mathematics, and Humanities, IN
    High School Mentor

1993

  • Nancy Devino
    Dickinson College, PA
    Head Mentor
  • Elizabeth Martin
    College of Charleston, SC
    College Mentor
  • Joseph Mitchener
    South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, SC
    High School Mentor

1992

  • Alfred Glatz
    Livingston High School, NJ
    Head Mentor
  • Elizabeth Martin
    College of Charleston, SC
    College Mentor
  • Joseph Mitchener
    South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics, SC
    High School Mentor

1991

  • Daniel Blake
    Solar Energy Research Institute, CO
    Head Mentor
  • Alfred Glatz
    Livingston High School, NJ
    High School Mentor
  • Elizabeth Martin
    College of Charleston, SC
    College Mentor

1990

  • Leonard Himes
    Edgewater High School, FL
    Head Mentor
  • Daniel Blake
    Solar Energy Research Institute, CO
    College Mentor
  • Alfred Glatz
    Livingston High School, NJ
    High School Mentor

1989

  • Barbara Sawrey
    University of California San Diego, CA
    Head Mentor
  • Leonard Himes
    Edgewater High School, FL
    High School Mentor
  • Daniel Blake
    Solar Energy Research Institute, CO
    College Mentor

1988

  • John Liebermann
    Thomas Jefferson High School, VA
    Head Mentor
  • Barbara Sawrey
    University of California San Diego, CA
    College Mentor
  • Leonard Himes
    Edgewater High School, FL
    High School Mentor

1987

  • Walter Avila
    U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
    Head Mentor
  • John Liebermann
    Thomas Jefferson High School, VA
    High School Mentor
  • Barbara Sawrey
    University of California san Diego, CA
    College Mentor

1986

  • Mary Beth Key
    St. Albans High School, Washington, DC
    Head Mentor
  • Walter Avila
    U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
    College Mentor
  • John Liebermann
    Thomas Jefferson High School, VA
    High School Mentor

1985

  • Michael Hampton
    University of Central Florida, FL
    Head Mentor
  • Mary Beth Key
    St. Albans High School, Washington, DC
    High School Mentor
  • James Wright
    U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
    College Mentor

1984

  • James Wright
    U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
    Head Mentor
  • Michael Hampton
    University of Central Florida, FL
    College Mentor
  • Mary Beth Key
    St. Albans High School, Washington, DC
    High School Mentor

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