Culture News Science, 24/07/2017

Young Kharkivite Excels at International Chemistry Olympiad

Four secondary school students from Ukraine won three silver and one bronze at the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad.

The scientific contest took place in the Thai city of Nakhon Pathom on July 6-14, 2017.

Totally 297 participants from 76 countries engaged in the competition. The contestants not only solved complicated chemistry problems but also got a chance to take tours of palaces and temples, Floating Market, Bang Kung Camp and King Rama II Memorial Park.

The team of Ukraine was represented by students from different regions of the country, who came from Lviv, Zaporizhia, Kyiv and Kharkiv. Kharkiv student Oleksandr Kolomiiets won a bronze medal. He was trained for the competition by Rodion Ilyashenko, a teacher of the Research Institute of Chemistry at Karazin Kharkiv National University.

Reference: The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) is an annual competition for the world’s most talented chemistry students at the secondary school level. The idea of the contest was developed in the former Czechoslovakia in 1968 to increase the number of international contacts and exchange information globally. The first Olympiad took place in Prague in June 1968.

Text: Olena Sokolynska

Photo: IChO