The Chemistry Olympiad is a yearly event sponsored by the American Chemistry Society that begins at thousands of high schools and ends in an international competition. This year IU South Bend is holding one of the many national exams in which only two students per high school can compete.
The twenty best students from all over the nation will study together at a summer camp and then the top four will go to the 45th international competition at Moscow State University. Students spent the morning taking written exams on campus, took a break for lunch, and finished with a practical exam in the laboratory in the afternoon. Laboratory supervisor Connie Fox and assistant Brenda Beatty prepared instruments, equipment, and chemicals for the competitors who were overseen by coordinator Douglas Sisk from Marian High School. More information about the competition can be found at the American Chemical Society webpages.