The Washington University Chemistry Tournament (WUCT) is an annual chemistry competition held on Washington University’s campus in St. Louis, MO. The competition invites 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 promotes fundamental problem-solving and teamwork skills.
The first tournament was held in April 2016 and had 180 high school students across the nation travel to the Washington University campus.
WUCT was founded by a group of Washington University in St. Louis students dedicated to creating more opportunities for high school students to enjoy and explore the field of chemistry. We hope to share our passion of chemistry with students as well as promote fundamental problem-solving, collaboration, and creative thinking skills, which we believe are necessary for success in all professions. We welcome students who are newer to chemistry and would like to learn more as well as students already actively pursuing their interests in chemistry.