ACS Hosts Chemistry Olympiad Tryouts

This spring, the Sacramento section of the American Chemical Society hosted the annual regional Chemistry Olympiad tryouts. The first and second rounds took place in March and April at Sacramento City College. Over 80 students from many local high schools participated in the first round. After a rigorous written test the top ten scorers were selected to go on to round two, where they completed more written and practical exams. 

Students taking exam

Students taking the written portion of the tryout exam.

Man pouring liquid nitrogen

Mako Masuno, the Olympiad coordinator for the Sacramento section, treated students to liquid nitrogen ice cream.











Nation-wide, 20 high school students were chosen to participate in Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp and ultimately four will represent the United States at the international competition July 21-30, 2019 in Paris, France.

Author: ACS Sacramento Section

The Sacramento area has over 900 members of the American Chemical Society in all areas of chemistry.

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