Crimson Education Lycée Pierre-Gilles de Gennes - ENCPB, Rue Pirandello, Paris, France
The International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) is an annual academic competition for high school students. It is one of the International Science Olympiads. This year the event is held in Paris, France. The delegations that attended the first events were mostly countries of the former Eastern bloc and it was not until 1980, the 12th annual International Chemistry Olympiad, that the event was held outside of the bloc in Austria. Up to 4 students for each national team compete around July in both a theoretical and an experimental sections, with about half of the participants being awarded medals. Each delegation comprises of up to four students and two mentors (one of them is appointed as the head of the delegation or "head mentor"). A delegation may also include guests and scientific observers. Students must be under the age of 20 and must not be enrolled as regular students in any post-secondary education institution. The International Information Center of the International Chemistry Olympiad is based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Any country who wishes to participate in the IChO must send observers to two consecutive olympiads before their students can participate in the event. The competition involves two examinations, both a theoretical and practical examination. Both have durations of up to 5 hours, and are held on separate days. Each examination is evaluated independently from the other and the total of the results determines a participant's overall outcome. A scientific jury, which is installed by the host country will suggests the task. There is an international jury which consists of the two mentors from each of the participating countries. Their role is discussing the competition tasks and translating them into the language of their students' preference. For more information visit the official website here .
Feb 25, 2019