4 High School Students Win World Invention & Creativity Olympic Gold Medals
The World Invention and Creativity Olympiad (WICO) is an annual competition established and organized by the Korean Universities Invention Association and by the National Assembly of the country.
|4 students from Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted (Nam Dinh) won Gold Medals at WICO 2023, held in Korea. Photo: Nhan Dan|
WICO 2023 is the 12th contest held with the aim of stimulating aptitude and interest in science and technology, as well as promoting healthy competition among high school students around the world. New, innovative, and practical inventions will be judged by an international jury, according to strict criteria, determined by leading scientists.
Up to now, Vietnamese students have attended WICO for 7 years and have won high results.
The contest was held at COEX Convention Hall, Gangnam District, Seoul City, Korea from February 3 to 4. The team of Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted (Nam Dinh) participating in this contest consists of 4 students: Vu Duc Manh, Nguyen Trong Phuc, Tran Phuong Linh (grade 12 specializing in Biology), and Hoang Mai Phuc Thinh.
|Achievements at WICO 2023 confirm the scientific research and teamwork capacity of Vietnamese students in general, and students of Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted (Nam Dinh) in particular. Photo: Nhan Dan|
The children competed and won the Gold Medal with the topic "Nanomelanin derived from squid, protecting human skin fibroblasts against X-rays," under the guidance of their teacher, Dr. Tran Thi Thanh. Xuan, Head of the Biology - Technology Team of Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted.
This achievement once again affirms the scientific research and teamwork capacity of Vietnamese students in general, and students of Le Hong Phong High School for the Gifted (Nam Dinh) in particular. This is also a result consistent with the orientation of students' capacity development in the 2018 General Education Program.
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