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Chemistry Olympiad winners awarded
Updated: 12:14AM (GMT+7), Sun, August 5, 2012
Nhan Dan Online – The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) held a ceremony at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi on August 2 to welcome four students on the Vietnamese team who recently won medals at the 44th International Chemistry Olympiad (ICHO) held in the US from July 21-30.
At the ceremony, gold medalist Pham Dang Huy from Hai Phong was presented with VND25 million while Nguyen Van Phuong and Nguyen Viet Hoang from Hanoi were given VND17 million each for their silver medals. Tran Thi Mai Huong from Nam Dinh, who took home a bronze medal, was presented VND13 million.
MoET Deputy Minister Nguyen Vinh Hien congratulated the four winners on their achievements, which represent Vietnamese students' fine academic tradition.
The ICHO for the world's most talented secondary school chemistry students has been held annually since 1968. Contestants are tested on their chemistry knowledge and skills in a five-hour laboratory practical test and a five-hour written theoretical exam.
The programme aims to stimulate student interest in chemistry, promote friendship and co-operation between young scientists from different countries, and exchange experiences in chemistry and general science.