Irish Chemistry Olympiad
The Irish Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) is a competition for Irish students in the final year of second level education who are under twenty on December 31st in the year of the competition. It is held annually in Dublin City University (DCU). Students from Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) are invited to take part in the competition.
IChO 2017 was held on the 1st April 2017. Application forms were emailed to school principals and each school was invited to nominate up to two of the most enthusiastic and keenest students in the school in chemistry. Over 130 students attended this year’s IChO competition.
IChO 2017 medal winners
The results of the competition are below.
Michael Hong (Gold medal NI), Methodist College Belfast
Darragh Glynn (Gold medal ROI), St. Paul’s College
Diarmuid O’Donoghue (Silver medal ROI), Ashton School
Alicia Huntley (Silver medal NI), Regent House School
Julian Carolan (Bronze medal), Catholic University School
Aaron Hannon (Bronze medal), St Muredach’s College
Joseph Wickham (Bronze medal), St Peter’s College, Wexford
David McMahon (Bronze medal), Coláiste Choilm
Yan Li, St. Andrew’s College Dublin
Clíona Mcmahon, Holy Faith Clontarf
Jack Murphy, CBS Charleville
Cathal Hosty, Ballyhaunis Community School
James McGinley, St Columb’s College
Conor Cudden, Christian Brothers College Cork
Cal Franklin, St. Augustine’s College
Ciara Browne, Carrigaline Community School
Medal winners and highly commended participants were invited to attend further training during the Easter break, after which the team was selected.
The team to represent Ireland at the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand are:
- Aaron Hannon, St Muredach’s College, Ballina, Co. Mayo
- Alicia Huntley, Regent House School, Newtownards, Co.Down
- Diarmuid O’Donoghue, Ashton School, Blackrock Road, Cork
- Michael Yuan Hong, Methodist College, Malone Road, Belfast
L-R Dr Cormac Quigley (GMIT), Asst Professor Mercedes Vasquez (DCU), Aaron Hannon, Alicia Huntley, Michael Yuan Hong, and Diarmuid O’Donoghue
The team will be accompanied by the Ireland Mentors, Dr Cormac Quigley (GMIT) and Asst Professor Mercedes Vasquez (DCU).
The list of accepted registrations for the 2017 competition are posted here at Finalists for IChO 2017..
Schedule for 1st April
|10:00-10:45||Registration (Business School)|
|11-12:30||Paper 1 (Business School)|
|12:30 – 13:00||Break|
|13:00-14:00||Paper 2 (Business School)|
|15:00||Medal Presentation Ceremony in T101|
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