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Chemistry olympiad finalizes study camp participants

by Linda Wang
June 12, 2017 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 95, Issue 24

Students wearing pink lab coats doing experiments in a lab.
Credit: Linda Brunauer
More than 1,000 high school students participated in the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad national exam, administered by ACS local sections around the country. Shown here is the exam being hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Section. Steven Liu is from that local section.

The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad program, sponsored by ACS, named the 20 students who are attending the chemistry olympiad study camp from June 6 to 21 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado.

The students will compete for a spot on the four-member team representing the U.S. at the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, July 6–15, 2017.

The students—representing 15 ACS local sections and 14 states—are Zachary Chin, Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Ill.; Yutong Dai, Princeton (N.J.) International School of Mathematics & Science; Aniket Dehadrai, Oklahoma School of Science & Mathematics in Oklahoma City; Thomas Draper, Mountain View High School in Salt Lake City; Jiwon Lee, Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) High School; Alex Li, Mounds View High School in Arden Hills, Minn.; Steven Liu, Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, Calif.; Michelle Lu, Pomperaug High School in Southbury, Conn.; Yunfei Ma,Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Mich.; Gunasheil Mandava, North Allegheny Senior High School in Wexford, Pa; Joshua Park, Lexington (Mass.) High School; Jeffrey Shi, Marcellus (N.Y.) High School; Harrison Wang, Hinsdale (Ill.) Central High School; Shannon Weng, West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South in New Jersey; Andrew Wu, Park Tudor High School in Indianapolis; David Wu, Westview High School in San Diego; Brendan Yap, Carmel (Ind.) High School; Allen Zhang, Carmel High School; Allen Zhao, Park Tudor High School; and Tong Zhao, Clayton (Mo.) High School.

For more information, visit the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad website at


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