Chemistry Olympiad

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2018 Chemistry Olympiad

The U.S. Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) is an annual, multi-tiered competition for high school students.  The Puget Sound Section proctors the Local Examination in March followed by the National Examination in April. Winners of the National Examination move on to compete at the international level in the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in July.

The Local Examination is used to select the finalists that will move on the the national level of the Chemistry Olympiad (i.e the National Examination).  The Puget Sound Section of the ACS is allowed a maximum of 13 finalists to move on to the national level.  There is a limit of 2 finalists per school.

The 2018 Local Examination will take place  at:
Bellevue College - Saturday, March 17th, 2018 9:00am-11:00am
Shoreline Community College - Saturday, March 17th, 2018 9:00am-11:00am
Centralia College - Saturday, March 17th, 2018 (10:00am)

The Puget Sound Section finalists will be announced after results of the Local Examination are known.

All three parts of the National Exam will take place on April 20th, 2018 at Shoreline Community College. The National Exam will be an all day affair.

For registration and details (such as room numbers) please contact Dr. Clarita Bhat (

Also, more information (about the local and national exams) can be found at: