Date: December 11, 2015
Taiwan was best performer at the International Junior Science Olympiad Dec.
2-11 in Daegu, South Korea, with all six members of the national team winning gold for top 10 percent showings.
In addition to the individual honors, the youths bagged three gold and three silver medals in experimental examinations. A total of 236 students from 42 countries and territories contested the competition this year.
“This is Taiwan’s best result since first taking part in the competition in 2004,” said team advisor Lo Pei-hua, associate researcher at National Taiwan Normal University’s Science Education Center. “Although we do not have a strong track record in experimental examinations at the event, this year’s team got the monkey off its back by claiming gold or silver in the tests.”
Among the winners, Lu Chen-yu from Kaohsiung Municipal Senior High School set a new benchmark with four golds, including two top prizes in theoretical tests and total scores, positioning her No. 1 among all entrants. [FULL STORY]