Vietnamese students win gold medals at IJSO

Vietnamese students won three gold and three silver medals at the International Junior Science Olympiad 2019.

Vietnamese students win gold medals at IJSO

With the theme of inspiring today's young generation for the skills of tomorrow, the competition was held in Qatar from December 2 to 12. 326 competitors from 70 countries had participated in the IJSO.

Three gold medals were given to Dam Gia Bao, Nguyen Tri Duc and Cao Thuy An of Vietnam's team. All of them are 10th graders at Hanoi Amsterdam High School. Three silver medals were given to 10th graders Dang Minh Trung, Nguyen Hoang Trung from Hanoi Amsterdam High School and Nguyen Dinh Hieu from Nguyen Hue High School, Hanoi.

This is one of Vietnam’s best achievements since joining the competition nine years ago.

The IJSO is an annual individual and team competition in the Natural Sciences for students who are under sixteen years old on 31st December of the competition year. It is held alternatively by the host country's ministry of education.

The first competition was held in 2004 in Jakarta, Indonesia with the aim to encourage students to learn more about science and to find young talents. It is also a chance for countries to exchange experiences and find co-operative opportunities.

 

The students have to take three exams including multiple-choice examination, theoretical examination and practical examination. They are given 240 minutes for each exam which include questions about physics, chemistry and biology.

IJSO is a prestigious competition with top scientists on the judging panel. This year, the questions focus on Qatar's typical weather, nature and culture in particular and the Arabian Gulf in general. The 16th IJSO was held by Qatar's Ministry of Education and Qatar University.

This is the ninth year that the Hanoi Department of Education was asked submit a national team to attend the competition. Six students were selected after two rounds of contests. Dtinews

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