Croatian Students Win Medals at Science Olympics

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At the Science Olympics in Bali, young Croats have won six medals.

Croatian high-school students have won one silver and five bronze medals at the 13th International Science Olympics held in Bali in Indonesia, reports Večernji List on December 10, 2016.

News about the remarkable success of Croatian students was announced on Saturday by their mentors. Darijan Gudelj (Split) won the silver medal, while Luka Bulić Bračulj (Split), Barbara Sumić (Split), Luka Kraljević (Zagreb), Ema Moškatelo (Zagreb) and Andrea Križanić (Varaždin) won bronze medals.

According to the mentors, by winning the medals the national team demonstrated excellent knowledge of physics, chemistry and biology in the competition of 48 countries, with around 480 participants from around the world.

The International Science Olympics is an international competition of students under 16 years of age in the knowledge of natural science disciplines. The competition was held over three days, with a day of rest in between.

During the first competition day, the students had to solve a test with thirty multiple choice tasks. The second day brought theoretical tasks, and on the third day they were grouped in three-member teams and had to perform an experiment. During the rest of their stay in Indonesia, the students had the opportunity to explore cultural and natural attractions of Bali, socialize with peers from around the world and take part in sports competitions.

Members of the Croatian national team were chosen based on the results achieved at national competitions in physics, chemistry and biology in the previous school year. Additional testing was carried out last June at the Faculty of Science in Zagreb.

The participation of students in this year’s Olympics was supported by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, with additional support being provided by the Faculty of Science in Zagreb, whose professors Filip Torić, Branimir Bertoša and Andrej Lucić participated in preparations and travelled with students to the Olympics as mentors in physics, chemistry and biology.


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