Chemistry Olympiad

Georgia Local Section of the American Chemical Society logoKennesaw State University (KSU) will serve as a host to dozens of outstanding high school chemistry students for the annual Chemistry Olympiad. The competition, sponsored by the Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, attracts students from all throughout Georgia.

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The Chemistry Olympiad incorporates three different tiers:

  • Local level: qualifying exams can be administered on site at high schools.
  • National level: 13 Georgia students come to Kennesaw State University to take the national exam.
  • International level: selected students spend two weeks at study camp to demonstrate their ability. Four students are then chosen to represent the United States at the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO).

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Participation in the ACS Chemistry Olympiad program has substantially improved in the GLS over the past several years, however, we hope to increase participation even further. Please complete the online form below to receive email updates.


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