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Schedule

2019-2020 Coordinator Schedule

Date What's Happening?
Who's Involved?
Action Needed
2019
Oct. 28

Invitations to participate in the 2020 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad emailed to all ACS local section chairs, chair elects and current Olympiad coordinators

Coordinators' Handbook and USNCO Media Kit available online  

  • Olympiad Coordinators
  • ACS Local Section Chairs
  • Chair-elects
Contact the USNCO national office for an Olympiad Participation Form.
Nov.-Dec. Local Section will receive the allotment for 2020 National Exam (determined by section size) and 5 promotional posters
  • Coordinators
Provide materials to chemistry teachers at high schools within your local section.
2020
Jan. 17 Participation Response Form Due!
  • Coordinators
Submit the ACS Local Section 2020 Participation Response Form to the USNCO national office.
Jan. 20 Deadline to order local examinations
  • Coordinators
Order local examinations from the USNCO office. Order forms available through the USNCO national office (There is a 25% surcharge for late orders).
Feb. 7 Local exams mailed to local sections
  • Coordinators
Confirm the receipt of exams.
Mar. 1-31 Chemistry Olympiad local examinations administeredAnswer key for local exams will be available on April 2, 2020
  • Coordinators
  • Students
Coordinators identify students for the National Chemistry Olympiad competition.
March 31 Lists of nominated students and lab practical sites due!Students will not be covered by the insurance if the form is not submitted.
  • Coordinators
Submit a list of all lab practical sites to the USNCO office to obtain insurance coverage.
Apr. 2 
 National Exams mailed to participating local sections.
  • Coordinators
Confirm the receipt of exams.
Apr. 2 National Exam Certificate Request form due!
  • Coordinators
Submit the 2020 Nominee List and Certificate Request Form to the USNCO office.
April 18-26 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Exam AdministeredAnswer key for Part I-Multiple Choice of the exam will be available on May 11, 2020
  • Students
  • Coordinators
 
April 28 National exams due for grading. Exams received after this date will not be graded
  • Coordinators
Send exam answer sheets and materials in the prepaid envelopes to the USNCO office.
May 4 USNCO office starts contacting 20 students who qualified to attend the study camp.
  • Students
  • Coordinators
 
TBD Study Camp
  • Students
 
Jul. 6-15

52nd International Chemistry Olympiad, Istanbul, Turkey

 

  • Students