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What We're Doing: National Competition in Chemistry
Posted 04/22/2014 03:08PM

Fourth former, Shuvam Chakraborty, has qualified for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad competition. He will be taking the National exam on Wednesday at Umass Amherst, as one of the top 13 in our district.

Shuvam is described by his advisor, Mr. Schleunes, as "an outstanding student who completed AP Chemistry and AP Calculus BC as a freshman, scoring 5 on both exams.  Earlier this year he qualified for the American Invitational Mathematics Exam.  It's great to see him exhibit the same prowess in Chemistry."

His Chemistry teacher, Ms. Morgan, says: "Shuvam was a very strong chemistry student last year.  He took AP chemistry as a 3rd former after taking a class at Rutgers University in his 8th grade year.  What is impressive to me is that he still has a solid working knowledge of chemistry even though he has not taken any chemistry in the 2013-2014 school year.  Shuvam qualified for the National Exam by being one of the top 13 students in the Connecticut Valley section of the American Chemical Society.  There are 143 sections around the country, so only about 2000 students will qualify for the National Exam.  The qualifying test took place in March and consisted of a written portion and a lab portion (for those with the top scores).  WInners of the National Exam will go on to compete in an International competition."

For more information about the exam, click here.

Good luck, Shuvam! 

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