Vietnamese Talents
Vietnamese students compete at international science fair
  • | | May 10, 2011 01:53 PM

Two Vietnamese students are attending the final round of International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the US.

Nguyen Hai An (Left) from Tran Dai Nghia High School received award at ISEF in Ho Chi Minh City

Nguyen Hai An from Ho Chi Minh City-based Tran Dai Nghia High School and Ha Thuc Tien from Quoc Hoc Hue High School will have to compete along with more than 1,500 students from 60 different countries. The contest takes place from May 9-13.

The fair, held by the Intel Group, has been an annual event since 1997, and one of the most recognised in the world. The first prize is USD75,000, and is named after Gordon E Moore, co-founder of Intel. Total value of prizes in this year’s contest is over USD4 million.

An’s research topic is taking advantage of shrimp shells from aquatic processing to produce chitosan for food preservation. It’s not only a new method of production, but could also reduce waste from shrimp producers.

Tien and his friend have figured out a way to use a mirror to measure size of large objects in the space.

We will continue to cover the this year’s ISEF as well as the students representing Vietnam.

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