Chemistry Olympiad 2017 Cleveland Section

The 49th  Annual Chemistry Olympiad

Local Exam Saturday March 18, 2017

We are pleased to announce that The Cleveland Section of The American Chemical Society ( ACS ) will be participating in the 2017 U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO).   The primary goals of this program are to stimulate interest and achievement in chemistry among high school students and to provide recognition of outstanding young chemistry students, teachers, and schools.

It is the responsibility of the Cleveland section to nominate students to take the USNCO National Examination.   In order to identify these students, a preliminary, local Chemistry Olympiad will be conducted.

Teachers please Register Your Students by March 8, 2017. Registration will open in early January 2017.

Date :    Saturday, March 18, 2017

Time :   8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Place :   Cleveland State University, MC 201

Schedule:  8:30 – 9:00 AM .               Registration & Refreshments (Donuts and Juice)

       9:00 A.M. – 11:30 AM     Examination (ACS Multiple Choice)

Preparation (please bring the following):

Non-Programmable Calculator

(Cell phones or graphing/programmable calculators will NOT be permitted)

Number 2 pencils and eraser

Registration: Teachers, please register your students by Thursday, March 3 2016.

Registration will open in early January.

A school may enter a total of 12 students for participation in the Local Chemistry Olympiad. A $25.00 fee permits a school to enter up to four students and an additional eight students may be added to the competition for an additional cost of $3.00 per student. Checks should be made out to The American Chemical Society

Checks can be mailed to:

Dr. Anne O’Connor
Department of Chemistry
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

If I have not received your check by March 17, you will need to pay the registration fees(cash or check) during registration on March 18th. We do not accept credit card payments.

Results of the local examination will be sent to participating teachers by e-mail.   Based on these results, the top eleven students, with a maximum of two from the same school, will have the privilege of taking the National Chemistry Olympiad Examination and Practical. The National Exam will be administered on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Cleveland State University.   See details online for the Rules and Eligibility for Participation in the 2017 National Chemistry Olympiad.


Following the National Exam and Practical, twenty students from the U.S. will be selected to attend a two-week training camp at the U.S. Air Force Academy, June 6 to June 21, to prepare for the international competition. Based on performance at the camp, four students will be selected to represent the United States in the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad in Nakhom Pathon, ThailandC, July 6-13, 2017.

Past local exams, national exams, and lab practicals with answer keys can be found here

If you have questions, please contact

Dr. Anne O’Connor at:


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