Kien ’22 trains for International Chemistry Olympiad

After competing in the U.S. Nationals of the Chemistry Olympiad, Kien ’22 is one of only 20 students in the entire country to be invited to attend the Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp. The program prepares students to represent the United States in the International Chemistry Olympiad.

“Kien is among the top 20 high school chemistry students in the country, and he competed against students from STEM magnet schools all over the nation to achieve this, said Chemistry Teacher Sacha Place. “This is a huge honor.”

Kien says he has enjoyed chemistry since Grade 7. “I can be proud of myself and my love for chemistry,” Kien said.

The top 20 scoring students are invited to the two-week study camp, which is held in June 2021. According to the American Chemical Society, the students go through rigorous training. Four students are ultimately chosen to represent the United States at the International Chemistry Olympiad.

The competition is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. According to their website, the “purpose of the competition is to stimulate young people to achieve excellence in chemistry.” It has been an American Chemical Society-sponsored program since 1984.