U.S. National 

Chemistry Olympiad 


The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, USNCO 

will take place at The Community College of Baltimore County, CCBC in Catonsville.


Location: The exam and laboratory facilities will be at the MASH (Math and Science) building.

Parking is available. Lot No.3 is adjacent to the MASH building.  

                                     USNCO DATE

                  Saturday, April 27, 2019.

The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, USNCO, is a multi-tiered competition for high school students. It tests the knowledge and skills of the most talented chemistry students at a national and international levels. Learn more about this exciting competition in the Maryland website.

The current website is intended to help you find information, dates, and forms easier. Please use the websites submitted to find the requirements for this year's competition. The ACS Maryland Section has three requirements for students that wish to participate in USNCO. 

< First USNCO at CCBC 2018 in front of the MASH Building

Requirements for Maryland local and National Exam 

1. Complete a registration form with accurate and complete information of the student, teacher, school and parents  

2. A letter of recommendation from the chemistry teacher (preferable) or from a professor or person that could testify in writing the student's 

    academic qualifications to take this rigorous exam. The letter should address the commitment of the students to take the exam National exam if 

    he or she qualifies. The selection in the Maryland Area is limited.  Make sure the  letter is in school paper using the school's heading and logo. 

3. Take the Maryland Local Section Exam between March 1, 2019 - March 25, 2019. This is the USNCO qualification exam.

The USNCO general information link (from ACS website) contains previous local and national examinations including answers. It also have previous laboratory practices and best way to approach the lab-responses.  In addition, the website from American Chemical Society (ACS) list the requirements and rules for both the National and International competition.

CONTACT:  Beatrice Salazar, U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Coordinator

                                                 Maryland Section Chair-2018

                                                 [email protected]  

                                                 Cell +1 443-801-0582 (leave message)