The Chemistry Olympiad is a local, national, and international competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry.
Chemistry Olympiad in Western New York
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|The Chemistry Olympiad is a local,
national, and international competition designed to stimulate and promote
achievement in high school chemistry. The Chemistry Olympiad begins
locally, as high school chemistry students compete by taking a screening
exam that consists of 60 multiple-choice questions. In the Western New
York Local Section of the American Chemical Society, the top eight
students* take a national exam that consists of both written and
laboratory segments. The US National Chemistry Olympiad is sponsored by
the American Chemical Society.|
The top twenty-two students across the USA travel to a two-week study camp at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado. Four students from this camp represent the USA in the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO).
In 2019, the IChO will be held in Paris, France.
* To promote widespread participation within a local section, no more than two students per school may sit for the national exam. A complete listing of US National Chemistry Olympiad rules explains all the conditions for the competition.
Goals of the US National Chemistry Olympiad:
Calendar of Events
|Local exams are usually given in
March, national exams in April, the National Study Camp in June, and the
International Chemistry Olympiad later in the summer.|
The Western New York Local Section honors top performers in our Olympiad and their teachers during Education Night, typically held in late April.
If your school hasn't participated in the past, we hope to see you this year!
Special Note to Students:
If you are interested in participating, please contact a chemistry
teacher at your high school with the information on this web page (and
with your enthusiasm!). Only chemistry teachers can nominate students at
|Monetary awards at the Western New York Level|
History of the
in the Past|
Within the last twenty years sixteen local students have qualified for the study camp and five local students have been chosen as members of the U.S. team for the International Olympiad.
In 2007, for the first time in the history of the section, TWO students qualified for the Study Camp (Brian Chmielowiec a junior at St. Joe's and Elizabeth Peng, a junior at Williamsville South).
Participating High Schools since 1996
Western New York Section Olympiad Teams Since 1986
Other Chemistry Olympiad Sites
U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad homepage|
51st International Chemistry Olympiad: Paris, France, 2019
50th International Chemistry Olympiad: Bratislava, Slovakia and Prague, Czech Republic 2018
49th International Chemistry Olympiad: Nakhom Pathon, Thailand 2017
48th International Chemistry Olympiad: Tbilisi, Georgia 2016
47th International Chemistry Olympiad: Baku, Azerbaijan 2015
46th International Chemistry Olympiad: Hanoi, Vietnam 2014
45th International Chemistry Olympiad: Moscow, Russia 2013
44th International Chemistry Olympiad: Washington, DC, USA 2012
43rd International Chemistry Olympiad: Ankara, Turkey, 2011
42nd International Chemistry Olympiad: Tokyo, Japan, 2010
41st International Chemistry Olympiad: Cambridge, England, 2009
40th International Chemistry Olympiad: Budapest, Hungary, 2008
39th International Chemistry Olympiad: Moscow, Russia, 2007
38th International Chemistry Olympiad: Gyeongsan, Korea, 2006
37th International Chemistry Olympiad: Taiwan, 2005
36th International Chemistry Olympiad: Kiel, Germany, 2004
35th International Chemistry Olympiad: Athens, Greece, 2003
For questions and more information about the WNY-ACS
©2003-2013 Western New York Local Section of the American Chemical Society and the American Chemical Society.
The Goals of the US National Chemistry Olympiad are set by a subcommittee of the ACS Society Committee on Education.
Original page design by Patricia Springsteen.