Singapore students outstanding at international science and maths competitions

SINGAPORE - Singapore students produced outstanding performances to win seven gold medals at international science and mathematics competitions held in Jul and Aug this year.

In a statement on Tuesday, the Ministry of Education (MOE) congratulated the students for their excellent achievements at the International Young Physicists Tournament (IYPT) as well as the International Olympiads for Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Informatics and Physics.

In the IYPT, a competition in which students between 15 and 18 to solve complicated scientific problems in teams, the Singapore team clinched first from a field of 27 countries.

The team comprised students from Raffles Institution (RI) and NUS High School of Mathematics and Science (NUS High School).

Meanwhile, Singapore students also won three golds and one silver at the International Biology Olympiad; one gold and three silvers at the International Chemistry Olympiad; one gold, four silvers and a bronze at the International Mathematical Olympiad; a silver and three bronze medals at the International Olympiad in Informatics and one gold and four silvers at the International Physics Olympiad.

The International Olympiads put students through rigorous tests of theoretical knowledge to demonstrate their mastery of mathematical and scientific concepts, while also testing their experimental skills.

The winning students were from RI, NUS High School, Hwa Chong Institution.

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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