Thank you for your interest in helping high school students improve their chemistry skills and become more competitive for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad.
Coaching sessions will be organized over Zoom and coordinated by the American Chemical Society. Up to 20 coaches will be available, and each coach will work with no more than 5 high school students at a time. Coaching sessions will last for two hours on Fridays near the end of the month leading up to the USNCO Local Section Exam. Further details will be provided to students who are selected for coaching.
Current high school teachers are invited to nominate up to 10 students to take advantage of these coaching sessions. Students may not sign up directly.
Nominations will be accepted until Friday, October 23.
Students will be informed if they will receive coaching by Tuesday, October 27.
Who is a good candidate for coaching?
- A student who has previously been nominated to take the National Exam
- A student enrolled/previously enrolled in advanced chemistry courses
- A student who has not previously attended USNCO Study Camp.
Nominations of students who are female, African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islanders, or from other groups not currently well represented among National Exam nominees are particularly encouraged
What is the schedule of coaching sessions?
- Friday, October 30, 2020 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
- Friday, November 20, 2020 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
- Friday, December 18, 2020 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
- Friday, January 29, 2021 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
- Friday, February 26, 2021 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ET
Please tell us a little more about yourself and your students