The countdown to the 2015 International Science Olympiad tournament has begun for a group of 20 gifted international students who came to attend the Summer Science Camp, held at UNIST. To prepare themselves for the upcoming Science Olympiads, 3 students from Kazakhstan and 17 students from Tajikistan visited UNIST on June 4, 2015.
The 2015 UNIST International Science Camp is a 10-day intensive problem solving camp to help high school students prepare for the a Science Olympiad competition, especially the upcoming International Biology Olympiad which is scheduled to be held in July, 2015.
The primary purpose of this event is to train younger students in Olympiad-level problem solving and broaden their science, technology, engineering, mathematical (STEM) horizons. This event is not only a training camp but also a competition in and of itself. In addition to regularly scheduled courses and team projects, the camp features practical, hands-on experience with state-of-the-art microscopes.
“This event reinforces the growing reputation that UNIST has in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields,” said Prof. Hyug Moo Kwon, Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs at UNIST. “We hope to continuously offer services and events like this that can help prepare students to become more successful in their future endeavors.”
Among those who took part in this year’s UNIST Summer Science Camp, there were two students from Kazakhstan who have attended twice in a row. One of them, named Almas Serikov has applied to Fall 2015 Admission for International Students and was accepted.
Serikov says, “I applied to UNIST because I was facinated by UNIST’s advanced teaching and research facilities in addition to some of the best scholars and researchers around.” He continues by saying, “I think it is great to be surrounded by such interesting and creative people and I believe UNIST could provide me with the necessary tools to succeed academically.”
“Thanks to the amazing hands-on learning opportunities at UNIST, we are looking forward to achieving better results in the 2015 International Biology Olympiad than last year,” says Salimjon Tagoev from Tajikistan.