7th International Earth Science Olympiad
France amongst the 27 participating countries at the IESO 2013 scheduled 11th to 19th September at Infosys Campus, Mysore.
IESO, founded by the International Geoscience Education Organisation, is an annual competition for secondary school students worldwide which intends to encourage international interaction and co-operation among participating students to promote public awareness of the importance of Earth Sciences and improve the quality of Earth Science education in schools.
So far, this international event has been organised in South Korea (2007), Taiwan (2008), The Philippines (2009), Indonesia (2010), Italy (2011) and Argentina (2012).
The event would consist of a theory test and a practical test spanning all major areas of Earth Sciences, including geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, astronomy, and environmental sciences. Based on the performance, students will be awarded gold, silver and bronze medals as per statutes of IESO. Besides, in the International Field Team Investigation, groups of students from diverse nationalities will carry out field work and present their findings before a jury. Deserving teams will be awarded prizes for this co-operative activity which is unique to IESO.
France will present 4 champion geoscientist students to this academic Olympiad scheduled from 11th to 19th September at Infosys Campus, Mysore.
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