FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 14, 2021
2021 Chemistry Olympiad virtual study camp students named
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2021 — The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) Program is proud to announce the 20 finalists who will participate in the 2021 Chemistry Olympiad Virtual Study Camp, May 31-June 11. The students outscored more than 16,000 others on a national exam to qualify for the intensive virtual camp, where they will receive college-level training with an emphasis on organic chemistry through a series of lectures, problem-solving exercises and tests.
The USNCO Virtual Study Camp is being organized by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in collaboration with the department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Maryland, College Park. At the conclusion of the study camp, the top four students will represent the U.S. at the 53rd International Chemistry Olympiad on July 25 - Aug. 2. Two additional students will be designated as alternates.
The 20 finalists are:
|Arcadia, Calif.||*Alex Dang||Arcadia High School|
|Irvine, Calif.||Nathan Yihe Ouyang||University High School|
|Palo Alto, Calif.||Alexander Gu||Gunn High School|
|San Diego||Nikhil Seshadri||University City High School|
|East Lyme, Conn.||Mingwen Duan||East Lyme High School|
|Gainesville, Fla.||Bill Zhao||Eastside High School|
|Carmel, Ind.||Canaan He||Carmel High School|
|Carmel, Ind.||Jack Liu||Carmel High School|
|Ames, Iowa||Nethaka Dassanayake||Ames High School|
|Bethesda, Md.||Kien Phuong||Landon School|
|Ann Arbor, Mich.||Arnav Brahmasandra||Pioneer High School|
|Reno, Nev.||*Derek Chien||Davidson Academy|
|Exeter, N.H.||Neil Chowdhury||Phillips Exeter Academy|
|Princeton, N.J.||*Qiyang Zhou||PRISMS|
|Warren, N.J.||June Yin||Watchung Hills Regional High School|
|Syosset, N.Y.||Alex Wang||Syosset High School|
|Sylvania, Ohio||Frank Lee||Northview High School|
|Katy, Texas||*Phoenix Wu||Seven Lakes High School|
|Katy, Texas||*Yitian Zhu||Seven Lakes High School|
|Alexandria, Va.||Sunwoo Lee||Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology|
*Students who participated in 2020 USNCO Study Camp
Please visit the USNCO website to see the list of other students who achieved high marks on the annual national exam.
ACS has sponsored the American team annually since the U.S. joined the Olympiad in 1984. Principal funding is through the ACS Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Olympiad Endowment, with additional support from other donors. For a complete list of donors, visit www.acs.org/olympiad.
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