Chemistry Olympiad Courses - FAQ Contents


What are the goals of competitions such as Chemistry Olympiad?

The U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) is a multi-tiered competition designed to stimulate and promote achievement in high school chemistry. It is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. Each year, four students are chosen to represent the USA in the International Chemistry Olympiad competition, which is hosted every year in July in one of the participating countries.

        Goals of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad are:

The National Science Olympiad (NSO) is the nations most exciting K-12 competition. For the past 31 years, Science Olympiad has led a revolution in science education. What began as a grassroots assembly of science teachers is now one of the premiere science competitions in the nation, providing rigorous, standards-based challenges to nearly 7,000 teams in 50 states. Science Olympiad's ever-changing line-up of events in all STEM disciplines exposes students to practicing scientists and career choices, and energizes classroom teachers with a dynamic content experience.

        Goals of the National Science Olympiad are:

Chemistry in Middle School? Is it not too early?

Numerous studies show that most students make up their minds about science during their early school years. Judgments such as: science is hard; it's easy; it's dumb; it's boring; it's only for boys; it's fun; or I'd like to know more, are made by students based on what happens in these early experiences. What also has been established through educational research is: What teachers do have effects on these decisions. Teachers personal enthusiasm, the structure of their subject matter presentations, the depth of their own knowledge, their sensitivity and sense of fairness, the extent to which they make it all 'real' and 'relevant,' and communicate the expectation that their students should change the way they view the world as a result of their experience with science, have all been identified as pivotal factors in successful science teaching. The "Science Olympiad" is a way to spark interest in science at an early age as a lot of the studies indicate that if students haven't developed an interest in science by middle school they probably never will. "Science Olympiad" is really about generating interest in all science fields, and encouraging students to pursue careers in science.


How does participation in Chemistry Olympiads help eventually towards college admissions?

Participating in high school extracurricular activities can often improve your college chances by proving your commitment, time management and leadership skills to college admissions officers. Extracurricular activities such as participation in Chemistry Olympiads are almost as important as your grades themselves. Colleges increasingly want to see your personality. They want to see that not only are you smart enough to survive, but you are a great fit to thrive there, to learn immensely but to also have fun. Everything from your math and science research to your national awards in creative writing would make you stand out as a candidate. We are not trying to say that grades aren't important -- no amount of participation/winning extracurricular competitions are going to rescue you from a 1.75 GPA and a 1200 SAT score. But the converse is true too; extracurricular competitions such as Chemistry and Math Olympiads are playing an increasingly huge rule in application decisions. Extracurricular activities should be things you do for yourself because good schools want to see not just that you participated, but also that you really care about the things you spend your time doing. Besides paper exams, prestigious U.S. universities consider interviews and application forms that include resumes and school records to be important information. Records of achievements such as participation in the science Olympiads, therefore, can be an advantage for examinees seeking to promote themselves. In fact, MIT encourages endeavors at the Olympiads on its official MITAdmissions website.


Do you teach basic Chemistry Concepts like Atomic Structure, Periodic Table and Laboratory Equipment?

Yes. Depending on the focus, the Jr. Chemistry Logic workshops are intended as a primary learning vehicle for basic Chemistry Concepts like Atomic Structure, Periodic Table and Laboratory Equipment. The Sr. Chemistry Logic workshops are geared to advanced topics in Genral, Organic as well as Physical Chemistry as noted below. Our main emphasis will be on following areas:

        For the Science Olympiad:
        For the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad:

What is the Olympiad/competition in focus for the current workshops?

For the current workshops we are focusing both on the Science Olympiad and on the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad.


What other Olympiads do you provide coaching for and would potentially have additional courses/workshops on?

Elementary through high-school students participate in one or more of the following Science competitions. The list provided here is purely for the awareness of the parents and is by no means exhaustive. We also wish to clarify here that the our workshops are not affiliated with nor endorsed by any of the following :


Will such workshops be conducted again later in the year?

There is a good likelihood that this course will be conducted periodically. Please add your name to our distribution list so that we can keep you informed.


Where will this Chemistry Logic Workshop be held?

The Chemistry Logic Workshops will be held in Ashburn, VA. The exact location and dates/times will be provided in advance to those who register. If you have any more questions or queries please Contact us.


What is the registration fee structure?

Registration fees and schedule details for different courses are here.

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