Results and Adventures from the 2023 International Junior Science Olympiad in Thailand

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Congratulations to the team who represented Australia at the 2023 International Junior Science Olympiad in Thailand.

We are delighted to announce the results:

Gold medal to Oliver Downing.

Silver medals to Qiyang Ning, Emily Xiao, Zhenghao Ou, Elliot Sunderland and Ishika Balram.

What an incredible result! Congratulations to the Australian team that competed at the 2023 International Junior Science Olympiad in Thailand over ten days from 1 – 10 December. They worked hard to be selected, prepare for the competition and represent Australia in building international relations. We are proud of them and all their achievements.

From left to right, in the photo above:

⭐ Qiyang Ning – James Ruse Agricultural High School
⭐ Zhenghao Ou – Cannon Hill Anglican College
⭐ Oliver Downing – Melbourne High School
⭐ Elliot Sunderland – Normanhurst Boys’ High School
⭐ Emily Xiao – James Ruse Agricultural High School
⭐ Ishika Balram – Perth Modern School

Carefully chosen after a rigorous selection process, the Australian team consisted of six students who participated in the Junior Science Olympiad program throughout 2023, delivered by Australian Science Innovations.

The International Junior Science Olympiad is a globally recognised competition, held annually, that features the best and the brightest young science students from over 70 countries around the world. It is an exciting opportunity for students under the age of 16 to explore their interest in science.

Through challenging theoretical and practical tests across various scientific disciplines, competitors are encouraged to think critically, experiment and solve problems. Not only does this competition encourage students to develop their talents, it also provides an environment for students to connect with people from unique backgrounds and experience different cultures.

The team experienced the official Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony, plus many cultural and fun activities around Thailand. This included visiting the Ancient City, an excursion to Rattanakosin Island, exploring the National Museum and the Diversity Delight evening of entertainment and foods.

More photos and video can be viewed here: Australian Science Innovations Facebook page with many photos courtesy of the 2023 IJSO Facebook page.

The team traveled to Thailand with Program Director, Dr Kathryn White and Deputy Program Director, Dr Tammy Humphrey. They have also been supported throughout the Junior Science Olympiad program by Deputy Program Director Suren Mendis, and other dedicated staff and supporters.

We are so proud of the Australian team and wish them well as they continue their science journeys!

Left to Right: Dr Kathryn White, Junior Science Olympiad Program Director, Elliot Sunderland, Emily Xiao, Ishika Balram, Oliver Downing, Zhenghao Ou, Qiyang Ning and Dr Tammy Humphrey, Deputy Program Director.

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