Young Taiwanese students win 7 medals in math, science olympiad

Students from Taiwan won a total of seven medals at the International Mathematics and Science Olympiad for Primary Schools (IMSO) 2016 held Nov. 9-13 in Tangerang City, Indonesia, officials of the Taiwan delegation said Wednesday.

They bagged one gold medal, two silvers and four bronzes in the 13th IMSO, which had Indonesian President Joko Widodo as the guest of honor during the opening ceremony.

Chung Chi-en (鐘奇恩) from Shen Mei Elementary School in Keelung won the gold medal for mathematics exploration problems, while Wang Hui-shiang (王暉翔) from Dongguang Elementary School in Kaohsiung and Chiang Hsin-jung (蔣馨榮) from the bilingual department of National Experimental High School at the Hsinchu Science Park took silver medals in math and science, respectively.

Lu Chia-tse (呂嘉澤) from the elementry department of National Experimental High School at the Hsinchu Science Park won a bronze medal in math, while Tsao Jou-hsuan (曹若暄), Nyuan Chuan-yung (阮傳詠) and Wu Kuang-jen (吳冠蓁) from the bilingual department of the same school each obtained bronze in science.

Some 360 representatives from 22 countries and territories participated in the annual event — Brunei, Bulgaria, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Tajikistan, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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