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American Chemical Society is seeking a college mentor for the US National Chemistry Olympiad program for the 2025–27 term

by Margaret Thatcher, ACS staff
November 23, 2023 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 101, Issue 39


Four people pose for a photo in a hallway. They are all wearing lab coats.
Credit: USNCO Mentors
The 2023 US National Chemistry Olympiad mentor team at the University of Maryland, College Park

The US National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) program is accepting applications for the position of college mentor for the 2025–27 term. For this position, the USNCO is seeking college chemistry teachers with backgrounds in one or more of the areas of organic, inorganic, analytical, or physical chemistry or biochemistry. Candidates should have laboratory and classroom experience with highly motivated students on or above the College Board Advanced Placement Chemistry level and be prepared to make a 3-year term commitment. Experience with the USNCO is not a prerequisite for selection. The American Chemical Society pays an honorarium and most expenses associated with the study camp and the International Chemistry Olympiad.

Additional information and applications are available at Applications are available at You can also contact Margaret Thatcher, program manager, at or 202-872-6328. The deadline to submit applications is Jan. 19, 2024.

In addition, three letters of recommendation must be sent directly to Lily Raines, manager of the Office of Science Outreach in the Education Division, at by Jan. 19, 2024.


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