Kien ’22 chosen for U.S. Chemistry Olympiad Team

Kien ’22 has been selected as one of four students nationwide to represent the United States at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Japan in the summer of 2021.

Kien passed the local section exam this past spring, two rounds of the national exam, and recently completed a two-week study camp alongside the final 20 students selected as potential competitors for the international event. Following the completion of the study camp, four students were selected to represent the U.S. in the competition this summer.

“We have one of the best chemistry students in the country right here at Landon,” said Chemistry teacher Sacha Place. “I am so proud of Kien!”

“I want to express my gratitude to Ms. Place, my instructor for my AP Chemistry class, for providing me with this extraordinary chance to test my knowledge. She is an amazing teacher and thanks to her, I have been able to consolidate my foundation in chemistry for further study,” Kien said.  

The competition is sponsored by the American Chemical Society. According to its 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. 

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