Chemistry Olympics

About the Award

The Pittsburgh Chemistry Olympics originated thirty years ago with 10 schools and 40 students participating. The competition grew up to 33 high schools with 80 teams and more than 240 students. The Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society jointly sponsored The Chemistry Olympics with the University of Pittsburgh Chemistry Department and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh (SACP). Schools could enter three teams.  Each team consists of three members.  There are three categories.  Category I:  first year chemistry; Category II:  second year chemistry; and Category III:  advanced organic chemistry.


2014 was the final year of the Chemistry Olympics.   If you are interested in becoming an organizer and re-starting the Chemistry Olympics and Organic Chemistry Workshops, please contact George Bandik at

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