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USNCO Support Programs


Coordinators


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

Webinars

A series of USNCO webinars targeted to coordinators, teachers, and/or students. To watch the recording please click on the title of each webinar. 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
     
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. Thirteen Local Sections were awarded, maximum grant awards were $500 . Applications were reviewed by volunteers from the USNCO Subcommittee and were due on October 9, 2020.

USNCO Coaching

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

30 minute tutorials were incorporated into these sessions. Slides from those sessions will be shared publicly.