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Area Students Attempt to Qualify for International Chemistry Olympiad

Publish Date: 4/20/2011

April 20, 2011

MANSFIELD, PA— Five area high school students took the qualifying exam to try and earn a spot on the U.S.Chemistry Olympiad testing at MU. National Chemistry Olympiad team on April 16 at Mansfield University.

Noah Chauvin and Nick Babin (Corning West H.S.), Tyler Wilkinson (Waverly H.S.), Zachary Kibbe (Williamson H.S.) and Andrew King (Greenwood-Canisteo HS) are among the nearly one thousand students nationwide who took the qualifying exam.

Twenty students will be identified and will undergo intensive training May 31- June 15 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. The top four will be chosen to represent the U.S. in the 43rd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Ankara, Turkey in July.

The test was sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS)-Corning Section. MU Chemistry Instructor Ruchi Tandon is the ACS (Corning Section) IChO coordinator and administered the exam.

The IChO involves a series of theoretical exams, laboratory exercises, and other activities aimed at identifying the best chemistry students from participating nations from around the world. The U.S. has participated in this event since 1984. In 2010, the U.S. team won two gold, one silver and one bronze medal.

ACS is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of public interest in the field of chemistry.

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