Taiwanese students rank second in 46th Int'l Chemisty Olympiad
By Janice Lin, Special to The China Post
August 3, 2014, 12:01 am TWN
The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced yesterday that four Taiwanese students won two gold medals and two silver medals at the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad.
Taiwan ranked second internationally, beating 291 students from 75 different countries.
The team representing Taiwan, according to the MOE, was lead by chemistry professor Chen Kwun-min (陳焜銘) from National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and 10 other professors from different Taiwanese universities.
There were reportedly a total of 1,168 Taiwanese students who wished to participate, but after four elimination rounds and a selection camp, four students were chosen for the international tournament.
According to the MOE, professor Yao Ching-fa (姚清發) of NTNU was the leader of the team, Chuang Kuei-yu (莊貴玉) from the K-12 Administration of the MOE served as the team's secretary, while observers of the team included professor Lin Wann-yin (林萬寅) of National Taiwan University, professors Lu Chia-jung (呂家榮), Chang I-jy (張一知) and Chen Mei-ling (陳美玲) from NTNU and Cao Qi-feng (曹淇峰), a teacher at Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School.
Local media reported that the competition was held in Hanoi, where the team stayed to compete from July 20 to July 29.
The MOE said that Taiwan will continue to participate in international tournaments in hopes of broadening the nation's reputation as well as raising global awareness throughout the country.