The request that the Virginia Section participate in the Olympiad this year has been submitted. I have updated the important dates for the 2020 competition and the 2021 registration form is available. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Dr. Sarah Porter, Chair
Important Dates for 2021
The deadline for registration to take the local exam is March 5, 2021
The Local exam will be taken online on March 27, 2021.
Select students participating in the Virginia Local Section’s Local Chemistry Olympiad Competition will be nominated to advance to participate in the National Chemistry Olympiad Exam. The 20 top-scoring students are chosen to attend a study camp. All students who participate will be recognized with a certificate, and the top scoring students and schools will earn additional recognitions.
Who Should Take the Local Section Chemistry Olympiad Exam?
Any student interested in participating who is nominated by their teacher. The local examination is separated into two levels.
- A teacher can nominate one student or their entire class. A teacher may nominate any student in the school who they feel are prepared to take either exam irregardless of whether the student has taken chemistry.
- Home schooled students are welcome to participate