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U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Program is proud to announce the 20 finalists who will attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp, May 31-June 15, 2016, at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. The students will compete for a spot on the team representing the United States at the 48th International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi, Georgia, July 23-August 1, 2016.

 

U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Program is proud to announce the 20 finalists who will attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp, May 31-June 15, 2016, at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. The students will compete for a spot on the team representing the United States at the 48th International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi, Georgia, July 23-August 1, 2016.

 

The 20 finalists: thirteen boys and seven girls, representing fifteen ACS local sections and ten states are:

1. Miles Dai*, Carmel High School, IN, Indiana Local Section

2. Brian Daniels, Beavercreek High School, OH, Dayton Local Section

3. Lily Ireton, Brighton High School, MI, Detroit Local Section

4. Alex Liu, The Village School, TX, Greater Houston Local Section

5. Steven Liu, Monta Vista High School, CA, Santa Clara Valley Local Section

6. Benjamin Nguyen, Valencia High School, CA, Orange County Local Section

7. Zilu Pan, Canyon Crest Academy, CA, San Diego Local Section

8. Eric Qian, Stevenson High School, IL, Chicago Local Section

9. Jeffrey Shi, Marcellus High School, NY, Central New York Local Section

10. Yusha Sun, A&M Consolidated High School, TX, Texas A&M Local Section

11. Kevin Tang*, Solon High School, OH, Cleveland Local Section

12. Joyce Tian, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, VA, Chemical Society of Washington Local Section

13. Anjali Walia, Irvington High School, CA, California Local Section

14. Anushka Walia*, Irvington High School, CA, California Local Section

15. Harrison Wang, Hinsdale Central High School, IL, Chicago Local Section

16. Shannon Weng, West Windsor Plainsboro High School South, NJ, Princeton Local Section

17. Junyu Yang**, Troy High School, CA, Orange County Local Section

18. Brendan Yap, Carmel High School, IN, Indiana Local Section

19. Allen Zhang, Carmel High School, IN, Indiana Local Section

20. Lillian Zhu, Buchholz High School, FL, Florida Local Section

 

* Students who participated in 2015 USNCO Study Camp

** Students who participated in 2014 USNCO Study Camp

 

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

Dr. Kelli Slunt, University of Mary Washington, VA, Head Mentor

Dr. Patrick Chan, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School, NY, High School Mentor

Dr. Christine Saber, Gannon University, PA, College Mentor

Dr. Jacob Sanders, Harvard University, MA, Peer Mentor

Mr. Sidharth Chand, Harvard University, MA, Peer Mentor

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