All the eight secondary Vietnamese students from Hanoi’s Giang Vo High School, taking part in the World Inventory Creativity Olympic (WICO), have bagged gold medals.
In the first group, Le Tam Trang, Dang Duc Luong, and Nguyen Minh Tuan were awarded the Grand Prix Award, the highest prize of the competition, for their “Research on a model of heavy metal-contaminated water treatment using filter materials combined with microorganisms in root system”.
Hanoi students bag gold medals at World Invention Creativity Olympic 2023.
The winners in the second group were Nguyen Le Hoang, Tran Gia Khiem, and Vu Hong Phuc who were awarded for their project on "Study on extracting biologically active substances from avocado leaves to make dietary supplements for patients with gastric ulcer caused by Helicobacter pylori".
Meanwhile, Le Tuan Minh and Nguyen Bao Vi in the third group were awarded a special prize by Thailand’s Chulalongkom University for their project on “Research on making preparations to treat household plastic waste”. The project isolated microbial strains from intestines of wax worms that eat plastic to create a preparation for microplastic treatment.
WICO is an annual competition held by the Korea University Invention Association (KUIA) and sponsored by the Republic of Korea's National Assembly. This year, the 12th WICO was held in the RoK from July 27-29 with the participation of contestants from 27 countries.
At the contest, secondary and high school students worldwide were offered the chance to present their innovations. It also encouraged creative ideas, provided new insights, accelerated creativity, improved presentation skills, and established a global network.