The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad and the International Chemistry Olympiad are multi-tiered competitions that bring together the world’s most talented high school students to test their knowledge and skills in chemistry. Nations around the world conduct examinations to nominate the most high-performing students for the International Chemistry Olympiad.
Members of the Northern Oklahoma Section coach local students for about nine weeks to prepare them for the local and national exams. The Bartlesville mid-high school kindly hosts these sessions and the high school laboratory is the venue for the national exam and practical test. The best performers in the United States meet in Colorado where the best of the best are selected for the International Olympiad which will be in Hanoi, Vietnam in 2014.