Kate Sellar

20 finalists for 2014 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp Named

Blog Post created by Kate Sellar on May 15, 2014

US National Chemistry Olympiad Program is proud to announce the 20 finalists who will attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp June 3-18, 2014, at the US Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado. The students will compete for a spot on the team representing the United States at the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad in Hanoi, Vietnam, July 20-29, 2014.


The 20 finalists: sixteen boys and four girls, representing seventeen ACS local sections and thirteen states are:

  1. Soorajnath Boominathan, Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, OK, Oklahoma Local Section  
  2. Bryce Cai, Barrington High School, IL, Chicago Local Section
  3. Adit Chandra, Carmel High School, IN, Indiana Local Section  
  4. Andrew Chen, West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, NJ, Trenton Local Section  
  5. Steven Cheng, Troy High School, MI, Detroit Local Section  
  6. Rueih-Sheng Fu, Arcadia High School, CA, Southern California Local Section 
  7. *Robert Kao, Edwin O. Smith High School, CT, Connecticut Valley Local Section  
  8. *Stephen Li, Troy High School, MI, Detroit Local Section        
  9. Janice Ong, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA, Chemical Society of Washington           
  10. Stephanie Ren, Princeton High School, NJ, Princeton Local Section              
  11. Siddharth Seethepalli, Seven Lakes High School, TX, Greater Houston Local Section
  12. Karan Singhal, Herricks High School, NY, New York Local Section    
  13. *Derek Wang, North Allegheny Senior High School, PA, Pittsburgh Local Section  
  14. David Wang, Monta Vista High School, CA, Santa Clara Valley Local Section            
  15. Richard Wang, North Hollywood High School, CA, Southern California Local Section
  16. Junyu Yang, Troy High School, CA, Orange County Local Section    
  17. Yue Zhang, DuPont Manual High School, KY, Louisville Local Section          
  18. Megan Zhao, Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School, OH, Cleveland Local Section         
  19. Willie Zhu, Carmel High School, IN, Indiana Local Section     
  20. Michael Zuo, Amity Regional High School, CT, New Haven Local Section      


* Students who participated in 2013 USNCO Study Camp


At the Study Camp the students will be mentored by faculty of the Department of Chemistry of the USAFA and the following mentors:

  1. Dr. Melissa Barranger Mathys, Ursuline College, OH, College Mentor
  2. Ms. Amiee Modic, Katy High School, TX, High School Mentor
  3. Dr. Michael Danahy, Bowdoin College, ME, College Mentor
  4. Mr. Jacob Sanders, Harvard University, MA, Peer Mentor