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2014 International Science Olympiads medal tally

Congratulations to Australia’s science Olympians who recently returned with medals from the International Science Olympiad competitions in biology, chemistry and physics.

Likened to the Olympic Games for science students, the International Science Olympiads attracts over 1000 competitors from across the globe in challenging theory and practical exams.

Australia’s performance was outstanding this year, with our team winning twelve medals.

International Biology Olympiad

6 to 13 July, Bali, Indonesia

BRONZE Manjekah Dunn Year 12 Baulkham Hills High School NSW

SILVER John Huang Year 12 Scotch College VIC

BRONZE Tiger Huang Year 12 Glenunga International High School SA

SILVER Lachlan Wallace Year 12 Brighton Grammar School VIC

International Chemistry Olympiad

20 to 29 July, Hanoi, Vietnam

SILVER Samuel Alsop Year 12 Frederick Irwin Anglican School WA

BRONZE Leo Jiang Year 12 Trinity Grammar School NSW

BRONZE Stephen Roche Year 12 Sydney Grammar School NSW

SILVER Kevin Wang Year 12 Scotch College VIC

International Physics Olympiad

13 to 21 July, Astana, Kazakhstan

SILVER Allen Gu Year 12 Brisbane Grammar School QLD

Hon Mention Turner Hancock Year 12 Cranbrook School NSW

SILVER Alexander Ritter Year 12 Scotch College VIC

BRONZE Arthur Thiele Year 12 Fort Street High School NSW

BRONZE Edric Wang Year 12 Sydney Boys High School NSW

In 2015, seventeen Australian students will be selected to compete in Denmark (biology), Azerbaijan (chemistry), Russia (Earth science) and India (physics).

The first step in selecting these students is underway with 3000 students sitting the national Australian Science Olympiad exams in August. Students who perform well in the exam are invited to attend a two week summer school where their theory and practical skills are further developed. The final teams are selected based on performance at summer school and final selection exams.