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Federal Final of the IJSO: These 6 students represent Germany in Qatar

September 23rd, 2019

The 39 federal finalists of the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) experienced an exciting week at the University of Hanover.

These six best students were nominated for the national team at the end of the week at the awards ceremony:

- Joris Witte, Carl-Friedrich-Gauß-Gymnasium Frankfurt (Oder), Brandenburg
- Nico Enghardt, Martin-Andersen-Nexö Grammar School Dresden, Saxony
- Richard Kirsch, Martin-Andersen-Nexö Grammar School Dresden, Saxony
- Konrad Jannes Köhler, Wilhelm-Ostwald-School Leipzig, Saxony

- Chantal Schlenther, Ecumenical Cathedral High School Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt
- Tim Enders, Goethe School, Ilmenau, Thuringia

Before the six travel to Qatar for the international competition, intensive training will take place at a preparatory course in November at the IPN in Kiel.

Around 5000 young people aged 15 or under took part in the first round of the competition. In last week's federal final in Hanover, the 38 students who had prevailed against the competition in several selection rounds competed for the nomination for the national team.

In last week's federal final in Hanover, the 38 students who had prevailed against the competition in several selection rounds competed for the nomination for the national team. Lower Saxony's Minister of Culture Grant Hendrik Tonne was enthusiastic about the many young talents: "The JuniorScience Olympiad is a challenging competition for students, during which the students take part in a very demanding examinations program.

This deserves my respect and I congratulate the participants on their great achievements. I will keep my fingers crossed for the six students who are going to the Olympics as part of the national team and wish them every success in Doha".

Initiated in 2008, the IJSO selection competition is organized by the IPN - Leibniz-Institute for Science and Mathematics Education, Kiel. In Hanover, the young people were supervised by a team from the IPN and former participants of the IJSO who also gave the talented young people exciting insights into their own professional careers.

The student delegation will travel to Doha, Qatar at the beginning of December accompanied by their mentors. There they will meet 300 science enthusiasts from 50 nations and compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. In 2020, Germany itself will host the Olympic competition in Frankfurt am Main.

We are delighted with the award winners and wish them every success in Doha (Qatar)!

 

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