The team of students from Russia performed well at the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO), held from 2 to 11 December in the city of Mendoza, Argentina, shared 2nd and 3rd places with the team from Thailand.
Valeriy Slobodyanin, assistant professor at the General Physics department, is scientific advisor and physics trainer of the team. Elena Snigireva, assistant professor at the General Chemistry department, is the team’s trainer in chemistry. A teaching assistant at the General Physics department, Alexander Kobyakin, also participated in preparing the team this year.
The competition consisted of three rounds, including tests, theoretical and experimental rounds, during which participants were required to solve problems in physics, chemistry, and biology.
“The selection of talented youth is a traditional component of the MIPT system,” said Valeriy Slobodyanin. “To prepare for this year’s Olympiad, we organized two training camps, in June and October, that resulted in the selection of six pupils from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kazan, and Dolgoprudny who showed the best results and went on to Argentina,” he added.