Vietnamese students winning international sci-tech awards honoured

Thursday, 2017-05-25 04:52:44
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Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thi Nghia presents certificate of merit to the third prize winner Pham Quang Huy. (Credit: VGP)
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NDO – A ceremony was held on May 24 in Hanoi by the Ministry of Education and Training to honour Vietnamese students who received prizes at the 2017 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in the US.

The fair drew the participation of high school students from 78 countries with 1,403 projects. The Vietnamese delegation bagged five awards, including one 3rd and four 4th prizes.

Pham Quang Huy, an 11th grader from Quang Tri High School in the central region, won third prize for his design of a prosthetic arm designed for people with disabilities.

Two groups of students, including Tran Dan Khue – Vu Thi Nam Anh from Hanoi and Do Phuong Mai – Bui Do Minh Quan from Ho Chi Minh City, won two fourth prizes respectively for their projects related to cancer treatment.

In addition, Pham Thien Tan and Chu Hoang Minh Duc from Ho Chi Minh City, with their smartphone-compatible translating glove for the deaf and mute, won the fourth prize; meanwhile Tran Thi Anh Thu from Lam Dong province brought home an award for an Android app that uses augmented and mixed reality to support chemistry learners.

According to the organising board, Vietnam was among three countries with the most winning projects.

At the honouring ceremony, the winners also received certificates of merit and rewards from the Ministry of Education and Training and the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union.

On the same day, Hanoi Department of Education and Training also held a ceremony to honour over 1,000 outstanding students for 2016-2017 academic year in the city. They gained outstanding achievements in international, national and city contests.