October 31, 2014

Chemistry Faculty Member Mentors U.S. Team to Strong Performance

US Chemistry Olympiad team with medals

US Chemistry Olympiad team with medals

Kelli M. Slunt, Professor of Chemistry, served as the head mentor for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad.

The International Chemistry Olympiad is a competition for high school students.  Each participating country can send a team of up to four students to compete in theoretical and practical exams.  This year the U.S. team performed extremely well, earning 2 gold and 2 silver medals at the competition of 73 different countries in Moscow Russia.

More information can be found in articles in Chemical and Engineering News, published by the American Chemical Society:

http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i30/Chemistry-Olympiad-Results.html

http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/i25/US-Team-Picked-International-Chemistry.html

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