U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad

Ages:High School

Type:Exam

Categories:Chemistry, STEM

Scope:National

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The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) is a chemistry competition for high school students across the United States. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in chemistry. To participate in the competition students must enter a local/regional program and take the entry examination. Top students are then selected to join the US National Team to represent the country at the International Chemistry Olympiad.

Students participate in local/regional contests where they take a chemistry exam to be invited to the national challenge. At the Nationals 20 students are selected for a summer study camp and then 4 are selected to represent the US at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), which is hosted every year in July in one of the participating countries.

Exams are scored based on the number of questions answered correctly in the allotted time period.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/olympiad.html

Managing Organization: American Chemical Society

Contact:

usnco@acs.org
(800) 227-5558 ext. 6328

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<ul> <li>Students must be U.S. citizens or legal, permanent residents of the United States (green card holders) to take the U.S. national examination.</li> <li>High school students who will graduate no earlier than Spring of the year in which they participate in the competition are eligible.</li> <li>Students must be under the 20 years of age on the first of July of the year of the competition.</li> <li>No more than two students per high school per local section may be nominated to take the national exam. In the case of magnet programs, split enrollment, or cyber students, a student’s school is defined as the high school from which the student will receive his or her diploma.</li> <li>Eligible students who have previously attended the study camp automatically qualify for the national exam and do not count against the limit on the number of eligible students from their local section or school.</li> <li>Winners of gold medals at the International Chemistry Olympiad are not eligible to participate in subsequent International Chemistry Olympiad competitions or study camps.</li> </ul>

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) is a chemistry competition for high school students across the United States. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in chemistry. To participate in the competition students must enter a local/regional program and take the entry examination. Top students are then selected to join the US National Team to represent the country at the International Chemistry Olympiad.

Process

Students participate in local/regional contests where they take a chemistry exam to be invited to the national challenge. At the Nationals 20 students are selected for a summer study camp and then 4 are selected to represent the US at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), which is hosted every year in July in one of the participating countries.

Criteria

Exams are scored based on the number of questions answered correctly in the allotted time period.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/olympiad.html

Managing Organization: American Chemical Society

Contact:

usnco@acs.org
(800) 227-5558 ext. 6328

Entry Fee:

Eligibility:
<ul> <li>Students must be U.S. citizens or legal, permanent residents of the United States (green card holders) to take the U.S. national examination.</li> <li>High school students who will graduate no earlier than Spring of the year in which they participate in the competition are eligible.</li> <li>Students must be under the 20 years of age on the first of July of the year of the competition.</li> <li>No more than two students per high school per local section may be nominated to take the national exam. In the case of magnet programs, split enrollment, or cyber students, a student’s school is defined as the high school from which the student will receive his or her diploma.</li> <li>Eligible students who have previously attended the study camp automatically qualify for the national exam and do not count against the limit on the number of eligible students from their local section or school.</li> <li>Winners of gold medals at the International Chemistry Olympiad are not eligible to participate in subsequent International Chemistry Olympiad competitions or study camps.</li> </ul>

Deadlines

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