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2012-05-30 05:03:45

As students across the country are leaving academics behind for the summer, fifteen boys and five girls are doing quite the opposite. They are headed for the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., to attend a study camp where they will compete for a spot on the U.S. International Chemistry Olympiad Team. During the camp, the students will receive college-level training, with an emphasis on organic chemistry, through a series of lectures, problem-solving exercises, lab work, and...

2009-07-28 15:44:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. high school student team competing in the 41st International Chemistry Olympiad won one gold and three silver medals at the event held July 18-26 in Cambridge, England. The students, from Georgia, Indiana, New Jersey and New York, competed against more than 250 students from 65 countries. The four U.S. students were selected from a beginning pool of more than 11,000 high school chemistry students who vied to be on the team. These...


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