On the afternoon of November 30th, Hanoi People’s Committee-the Organizing Committee for the International Math and Science Olympiad (IMSO 2019) held the closing ceremony and awarding the 16th International Math and Science Olympiad – IMSO 2019. This is the first exam in which Vietnam took on the role of host country. The exam lasted from November 27th to 30th in Hanoi with two subjects of Mathematics and Science.
The 16th IMSO 2019 held in Hanoi with the topic “Thinking – Creativity – Outstanding Skills” attracted more than 1.7 thousand attendees, including more than 700 contestants and experts, officials, teachers, international observers from 24 countries and territories around the world.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Dr. Chu Xuan Dung – Director of Hanoi Department of Education and Training, Head of the Organizing Committee highly appreciated the efforts of each contestant, and affirmed: “The Organizing Committee has put much effort into preparing this significant event. The organization of IMSO 2019 is not only to promote the learning movement but also is the best opportunity to share and enrich our knowledge of Mathematics, Science and Culture”.
“After 5 days of experience and exchange within the framework of IMSO 2019, I believe this is not only an unforgettable memory but also an expression of passion for Mathematics and Science in this modern world; This is an opportunity for young people from many countries and cultures to learn and exchange knowledge to enhance understanding, solidarity, friendship and close cooperation between countries and regions, which helps build a world of peace, friendship, for the benefit and prosperity of every person, every nation, every country ”, said Dr. Chu Xuan Dung.
The results of the contest in Group A (international group) including 352 contestants from 24 countries and territories around the world, the Organizing Committee awarded 127 medals to students taking Maths exam, consisting of 21 Gold medals, 42 Silver medals, 64 Bronze medals. The Overall Championship in Maths belongs to Atthaseth Kanokwutthithumrong from Thailand; the Champion in the Theory exam belongs to Christopher Bao from the United States and the Discovery Prize belongs to Nguyen Dang Dzung from Vietnam.
In the Science exam, the Organizing Committee awarded 106 medals, including 17 gold medals, 34 silver medals, and 55 bronze medals. The Overall Championship in Science belongs to Chu Binh Minh from Vietnam; The Champion in Practical exam belongs to Supawit Laksanawilat from Thailand and the Champion in the Theory exam belongs to Chin Hao Ching Dylan from Singapore
Summarizing both Mathematics and Science of Group A, Vietnamese students won a total of 15 Gold Medals, 14 Silver Medals and 7 Bronze Medals in the IMSO 2019.
In addition to 352 contestants participating in the group A (International Group), IMSO 2019 also expanded to Group B (domestic group) with 367 candidates from different districts of Hanoi City to compete with the aim to create an environment for students to test in an international standard. For the result of Group B, the Organizing Committee awarded a total of 131 medals including 22 Gold Medals, 46 Silver Medals, 63 Bronze Medals to students taking Maths exam; 109 medals including 18 Gold medals, 36 Silver medals, 55 Bronze medals for students taking Science exam.
Also at the closing ceremony and awarding ceremony, Dr. Chu Xuan Dung – Director of Hanoi Department of Education and Training, Head of the Organizing Committee gave back the IMSO flag to Ms. Kitty Phillips – General Secretary of IMSO. Taking back the flag, Ms. Kitty Phillips expressed her sincere thanks to the Organizing Committee, namely Hanoi People’s Committee and Hanoi Department of Education and Training for successfully organizing IMSO 2019 in the beautiful city of Hanoi. She also appreciated the judges for the standards they had set for the contestants, giving them opportunities to challenge themselves on difficult tests, and at the same time to bring inspiration and passion for Math, Science for young students. Ms.Kitty Phillips also said that the upcoming IMSO 17th exam may be held in the United States.