Georgia Section

A home for members and friends of the American Chemical Society's Georgia Section throughout the greater Atlanta area and its vicinity.

2018 Chemistry Olympiad Program Information

Every spring, high school students in the ACS Georgia Section participate in the United States National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) competition. The program is intended to encourage American youth to achieve excellence in chemistry and is a multi-tiered process with competitions at the local, national and international level. More information is available at the UNSCO website.

Timeline for 2018 Competition

Students who wish to participate must be:

  • US citizen or legal, permanent resident (i.e., green card holders)
  • Under 20 by 07/01/2018
  • Not have graduated from high school before Spring 2018

Questions or comments about this program, may be sent to our coordinator, Dr. Heather Abbott-Lyon (

More information available at

2018 Theme

The Georgia Local Section of the ACS has selected the theme, A Year of Giving: Catalyzing Chemistry via Community, for its 2018 programming. A Year of Giving refers to the outreach and education of technical and non-technical audiences about the importance of chemists and chemistry via the coupling of commonplace and technical chemistry ideas. We hope you will join and support us in this critical mission.