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Results of the 35th National Youth Science Contest Announced

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01/09/2017
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Results of the 35th National Youth Science Contest Announced

 

 A total of 224 teams competed for 10 grand prizes (ministerial awards from the MSIT) on September 1 and 2 at the KT Human Resources Development Center in Daejeon.

 

The 35th National Youth Science Contest, hosted by the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT, Minister You Young Min) and organized by the Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (KOFAC, President Tai Hyun Park), was held for two days on September 1 (Fri.) and 2 (Sat.) at the KT Human Resources Development Center in Daejeon. The contest consisted of an official program and demonstration program. The official program was made up of 10 events in four disciplines, while the demonstration program featured five events in two disciplines. A total of 224 teams (492 participants) competed in the final contest.

 

※ (Four official disciplines) Convergence science, mechanical engineering, aerospace science, and science debate

※ (Two demonstration disciplines) Mechatronics and science computing

 

In the official program, a total of 158 teams received awards, including 10 grand prizes (four elementary, four middle, and two high school teams), which were also ministerial awards granted by the MSIT, as well as 23 gold medals, 33 silver medals, 38 bronze medals, and 54 participation awards. The instructors of the teams that won grand prizes and gold medals received the Excellent Teacher Award (ministerial award from the MSIT) and Great Teacher Award (award granted by the sponsoring organizations in each discipline), respectively.

 

In the demonstration program, a total of 66 teams received prizes, including five grand prizes (two elementary and two middle teams and one high school team), which were also KOFAC presidential awards, as well as nine gold medals, 14 silver medals, 17 bronze medals, and 21 participation awards. The instructors of the grand prize-winning teams received the Excellent Teacher Award (KOFAC presidential award). President Tai Hyun Park of KOFAC remarked, “Through this contest, I hope that students are able to enrich their scientific imagination and strengthen their skills, thus allowing them to become leading scientists in the future.”

 

[Photo] On September 2 (Saturday), students and instructors of the grand prize-winning teams of the 35th National Youth Science Contest posed for a group photo at the awards ceremony held at the KT Human Resources Development Center in Daejeon.

 

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