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ASEAN +3 Junior Science Odyssey closes

Hanoi, July 15 (VNA) – The sixth ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APT JSO-6) wrapped up in Hanoi on July 14. 

The event, held by Vietnam for the first time, is among activities organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN’s establishment and carry out ASEAN’s action programme on science, technology and innovation for 2016-2025. 

Speaking at the closing ceremony, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Quoc Khanh said that the science camp’s achievements will serve as catalyst to encourage gifted students to pursue their passion. 

Khanh thanked the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Plus Three Centre for the Gifted in Science (ACGS), the ACGS in the Republic of Korea (RoK) and relevant Vietnamese agencies for their support in organising such a successful event. 

This year event drew the participation of 180 students, teachers and observers. 

The students competed in physics, chemistry, and biology; and conducted research and cultivated creativity via poster presentations and lab skills assessment while the teachers shared experience in education for the gifted in science and attend a workshop on promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) for students through applications of renewable energy. 

The organising board presented 50 awards to the winners, including nine gold, 20 silver and 21 bronze awards. 

Odyssey is an annual competition being organised since 2012 for talented students aged between 13 and 15 in the science and technology fields and is aimed at nurturing future scientists and engineers.