The Romanian students won a gold medal and a silver medal at the 11th edition of the European Union Science Olympiad (EUSO), a practical team competition for EU secondary school science students, the Ministry of Education reports.
The Romanian gold medallists are Ioan Ignat of the National College „Mircea cel Batran” based in Constanta (south-eastern Romania), Dan Mircea Mirea – the National College „Fratii Buzesti” in Craiova (south) and Dumitru Calugaru of the National College „Tudor Vladimirescu” in Targu Jiu (south-western), according to the release.
Ruxandra Tesloianu, Diana Ioana Constantin and Camelia Diaconu, students of the National College „Emil Racovita” (Iasi, north-eastern Romania) won the silver medals.
The 11th edition of EUSO took place in Luxembourg, between March 17-24, and drew together 44 teams from 25 EU member states.
According to the participation eligibility, each EU member state is invited to send a delegation of six students (two teams) and three mentors, one for each discipline, biology, chemistry and physics, with the score of each experiment turning into points for the team.