|Việt Nam’s teams reaped successes at WICO 2019 for their inventions. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s secondary school students grabbed gold medals for their two inventions at the World Invention Creativity Olympic (WICO) in South Korea, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
Out of 345 scientific inventions from 22 countries and territories, a product to treat oil pollution made from biofilm yeast on rice husk biochar and the application of nano silver in improving the efficiency of solar water distillation equipment by six students from Giảng Võ School, two from Cầu Giấy School and one from Chu Văn An School were recognised at the competition.
They were awarded special prizes for the best innovations in the biochemical and physics categories by Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University and the Indonesian Young Scientist Association.
WICO is an annual competition organised by the Korea University Invention Association and sponsored by the parliament of the Republic of Korea. Secondary and high school students worldwide are offered the chance to present their innovations.
This year’s event took place from July 25 to 27 at the Seoul Trade Exhibition Center in Seoul. — VNS