Runpeng Liu, sophomore (!) at Ladue Horton-Watkins High School, has qualified to compete for one of four spots on the US team bound for the 44th annual International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO). He is one of only 20 students nation-wide invited to a two-week intensive study camp at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, June 5–20.
This year, for the first time since 1992, the USA will host the International Chemistry Olympiad, July 21–30, at the University of Maryland, College Park. ACS is the official organizer and The Dow Chemical Company is the official sponsor of the overall international event.
May the best students win, of course, but we wish Runpeng hearty good fortune. Congratulations go, as well, to his teacher/mentor, Carl Tenpas.