|A student presents his project at the national science and technology contest for high schools in the northern region in Nghệ An Province. — Photo vnexpress.net|
HCM CITY — More than 400 students will take part in a national science and technology contest for secondary schools and high schools in the southern region from March 17 to 20 in the Central Highlands city of Đà Lạt.
They will present a total of 239 projects, 22 more than last year.
In the north, the contest saw 249 projects by 475 students, 30 more than last year, as it wrapped up on Tuesday in Nghệ An Province.
Thirteen projects won first prizes worth VNĐ 1.3 million (US$57) each.
Teams from Hà Nội won three first prizes, followed by teams from Nghệ An Province and Hải Phòng City with two each.
Second prizes were handed out to 26 projects and third prizes to 38 projects.
Participating students presented their projects and were interviewed by the jury.
The annual contest is organised by the Ministry of Education and Training to encourage science and technology research, innovation and application at the high school level. —VNS