We want YOU for the US National Chemistry Olympiad!
Calling all high school and college chemistry faculty: this professional development and volunteer opportunity is for you! Have you heard of the Chemistry Olympiad and wondered what it’s all about, how to get involved, or how to get your high school students involved? This symposium will highlight the various stages of United States National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) competition at the local, national, and international levels. High school students take a series of examinations to qualify them for a two-week study camp designed to prepare, train, and ultimately select four students to represent the USA at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). Several aspects of the USNCO program will be showcased including how to host a local competition, the role of mentors, the study camp and IChO experiences, and more. A particular focus will be on engaging diverse high school students in the local competitions; current coordinators are encouraged to share their experiences. More information about the USNCO program can be found on the website at https://www.acs.org/usnco