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Primary student wins top prize at science contest

Update: June, 05/2015 - 14:00

HCM CITY (VNS) — Ten-year-old student Phan Le Aùnh Duong of Thoi Tam Primary School in HCM City's Hoc Mon District won first prize at a scientific competition for students launched by the HCM City's Youth Union in co-operation with Centre of Youth Science and Technology

Duong's used computers to create games offering both entertainment and education.

Two second prizes were presented to students at secondary schools.

The total prize money was VND20million (US$ 1,000).

The annual "Sang Tao Thanh Thieu Nhi Thanh Pho Ho Chi Minh" (HCM City - Young Inventors) contest aims to honour students with high results in scientific and technological activities.

It attracted 152 scientific research works from 305 students from 72 primary and secondary schools in the city.

"The competition gave participants a great opportunity to introduce their work and share skills and experiences with others," said Duong at the award presentation ceremony held last weekend at the Young Cultural House.

Begun in 2005, the contest has been highly successful, attracting more than 1,100 works created by 6,500 students.

Many prize-winning works have been applied in industry.

Through previous competitions, the organisers have found young inventors, some of whom lived in remote areas. They have been given financial support to study at home and abroad. — VNS

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