Updated  
July, 31 2012 10:30:00

Chemistry students win prizes in international competition

HA NOI — All members of the Vietnamese chemistry student team won prizes at the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) that finished yesterday in Washington, DC.

Gold prize winner Pham Dang Huy, a 12th grader from Hai Phong's Gifted Tran Phu high school, scored 89.55 out of 100, while Nguyen Van Phuong of Ha Noi's Nguyen Hue high school and Nguyen Viet Hoang of the Ha Noi- Amsterdam gifted high school bagged silver prizes. A bronze prize was awarded to the only girl in the Vietnamese delegation Tran Thi Mai Huong of Nam Dinh's Le Hong Phong gifted high school.

The students' mentor Dr Do Quy Son said the Vietnamese team had improved on their performance at the last IChO where they were only able to win silvers.

Gold medals are awarded to the top 12 per cent of students, silver medals are offered to the next 22 per cent of students while bronze medals are given to the next 32 per cent of students.

The IChO is an annual competition for the world's most talented chemistry students at secondary school level. Nations around the world send a team of four students who are tested on their chemistry knowledge and skills in a five-hour laboratory practical and five-hour written theoretical tests.

The programme is intended to stimulate student interest in chemistry through independent and creative solving of chemical problems. It also aims to promote international contacts in chemistry, friendship between young scientific workers of different nationalities, co-operation among pupils, and exchange of pedagogical and scientific experience in chemistry.

The first IChO was held in Prague, Czech Republic, in 1968. — VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Confiscated bikes set for charity sale 1    Confiscated bikes set for charity sale

The National Traffic Safety Committee plans to sell motorbikes and bicycles driving on expressways that have been banned for their use.

Cycling race escort dies in accident Cycling race escort dies in accident

A member of a motorbike escort group for the Binh Duong Open International Women's Bike Race died yesterday after being hit by a motorbike tour group.

Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen Vietnamese cuisine book journeys out of 5-star resort's kitchen

The five-star Furama Resort has released a 120-page cookbook titled A Journey Through Viet Nam's Cuisine, featuring recipes from the resort's culinary library.

HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels HCM City youth call on banks, firms to stop funding fossil fuels

A series of activities on climate change and energy have been launched by 350.org Viet Nam aimed at raising people's awareness about the threat of a carbon bubble.

Da Nang to teach archipelago history Da Nang to teach archipelago history

The history of Da Nang and its relationship with the Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) will be introduced into the curricula at secondary and high schools in the central coastal city this year, officials have announced.