Ridings Bald '20 is one of just 20 students nationwide who will vie for a spot on the United States team at the International Chemistry Olympiad.
Ridings placed in the top 20 on the National Chemistry Olympiad exam, earning him an invitation to attend a two-week virtual study camp where four students are selected for the international competition. This is the second consecutive year he will attend the camp.
The students are chosen from approximately 16,000 students who took the National Chemistry Olympiad exam. Ridings had the highest score in Georgia and is the only student from the Southeast to place in the top 20.
During the two-week camp organized by the American Chemical Society and the University of Maryland, the students will receive college-level training through a series of lectures and problem-solving exercises. At the conclusion of the camp, the top four students will compete on the U.S. team at the 52nd International Chemistry Olympiad, which will be held virtually.