Washington University
Chemistry Tournament

What is WUCT?

The Washington University Chemistry Tournament (WUCT) is a national high school chemistry competition held on Washington University’s Danforth campus in St. Louis, MO. We invite high school students across the nation to participate in a series of individual and team-based chemistry exams, engage with college students and faculty, and earn recognition at an awards ceremony. WUCT emphasizes real-world applications of science and encourages problem-solving and teamwork skills.

WUCT also hosts teacher enrichment workshops, led by WashU faculty, to discuss various collaborative learning strategies and critical thinking techniques that Washington University uses in its STEM classrooms.

The event has been hosted annually in April since 2016 and is designed by undergraduate students and faculty of Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL). Last year, we had to move the tournament online, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the continued effects of the pandemic, we have also had to move WUCT 2022 online.

Past WUCT Participation

Our last in-person tournament featured 48 teams, with 288 students and their 47 coaches across 14 states. Below, we have pinned locations of the schools that attended.