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Halmos College Hosts ACS US National Chemistry Olympiad Exam

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On April 21, 2018, eleven outstanding chemistry high school students from South Florida came to NSU to take the national exam that may qualify them to become members of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad team. Over 12,000 students took the national qualifying exam. Only four will go to the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). This final team will then compete in the 50th International IChO in Bratislava Slovakia and Prague, Czech Republic, July 19 – 29, 2018. The U.S. has participated in this event since 1984. In 2017, the U. S. team won four gold medals. A total of 297 students represented 76 countries at the 49th IChO, in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

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.  Halmos College professor of chemistry Venkatesh Shanbhag, Ph.D. has served as the representative on the ACS chemistry Olympiad committee since 2003. He has been administering the local exam and the national exam at NSU last 15 years.

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