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USNCO Support Programs


Coordinators


New this for 2020/2021 are these offerings to help coordinators, teachers, and students participate in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad.

Webinars

A series of webinars targeted to coordinators, teachers, and/or students will be held during 2020. For questions, email USNCO@acs.org

Topic Date Time
Serving as a USNCO Coordinator
Heather Abbott-Lyon, Georgia LS
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October 29, 2020
7:00 PM ET
     
How to Recruit Students for the USNCO
Craig McClure, Philadelphia LS and Dennis Merat, Memphis LS 
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November 19, 2020 7:00 PM ET
     
How to Help Students Prepare for USNCO
Steve Lantos, Northeastern LS and Ethan Schnell, California LS
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December 17, 2020 7:00 PM ET
     
Interactive Workshop: How to Learn Chemistry, for High School Students
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Saundra McGuire, Baton Rouge LS
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January 6, 2021 7:00 PM ET

Recruitment Grants

A total of $5,000 was allocated to help Local Sections reach additional students through recruitment grants. Maximum grant awards are $500. Applications are reviewed by volunteers from the USNCO Subcommittee and were due on October 9, 2020.

USNCO Coaching

Coaching sessions will be organized over Zoom and coordinated by the ACS staff. Coaches will be High School Teachers who will be compensated for their time. Up to 20 coaches will be recruited and each coach will work with no more than five high school students at once. Coaching sessions will last for two hours on Fridays near the end of the month leading up to the USNCO Local Section Exam.

Further details will be provided to students who are selected for coaching. Current high school teachers were invited to nominate up to 10 students to take advantage of each of these coaching sessions.