Attention Chemistry Students:
It is time to begin planning for the annual High School Chemistry Test sponsored by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The American Chemical Society (https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en.html) is the largest professional society in the world. Its mission is to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Earth and its people. The local regional section (Northern WV) of the ACS includes sixteen counties: Braxton, Barbour, Calhoun, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Monongalia, Preston, Randolph, Ritchie, Taylor, Tucker, Upshur, and Webster.
The NWV section sponsors a high school chemistry exam for students with one and two years of chemistry. Tentatively, this exam occurs in mid-March at locations throughout the section and recognizes those who score well on the test (with a certificate & a monetary gift) and their teachers (a gift). All students who are currently taking chemistry (first year, second year, or advanced) are invited to participate in the local high school exam.
- A first-year test winner will be selected for each county from the Section. The county winner will receive a $50 award.
- An overall winner for the first year and for the second-year test (Local Section Olympiad Test) will be recognized and will receive a $100 award (note: the 1st year overall winner will receive the $100 award in place of the $50 award given for the county winner).
- No registration fee is required.
The ten students to be nominated by the NWVACS to take the National Chemistry Olympiad examination will be selected by the NWVACS Education Committee on the basis of the test scores of the 2nd year test (Local Section Olympiad Test).
Please contact: Dr. Harry Finklea, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Chemistry West Virginia University