The ECI High School Outreach Program was established during Fall 2014 in collaboration with the UIUC Undergraduate Student Chapter of ACS and local high school teachers. Currently, the ECI High School Outreach Committee (HSOC), the ECI U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad Coordinator, the UIUC Student Chapter Outreach Chair oversee the three different areas of this outreach program:
ACS Chemistry Clubs (ChemClub's) provide high school students with an opportunity to experience chemistry beyond the classroom. There are over 600 clubs across the United States and abroad where students participate in after-school activities, get involved in community building, learn about chemistry careers, enjoy social events, and better understand how chemistry plays a role in our everyday lives.
ChemClubs within the ECI Local Section:
Other high schools involved in the ECI Local Section:
The Student Chapter at UIUC sends representatives to local high schools where they perform demonstrations and answer questions about undergraduate chemistry at UIUC. Demonstrations include:
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 (IChO), which is hosted every year in July in one of the participating countries. 2019 USNCO Schedule:
Please email UNSCO Coordinator Kyle Shelton (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
|Saturday, March 2, 2019||Local Section Exam||UIUC Campus, Room TBD|
|Saturday, April 27, 2019||National Exam||UIUC Campus, Room TBD|