Final round of Innovation Challenge – Mind-blowing research projects by Vinsers
The judges, parents, and guests were all taken by surprise and felt very proud as Vinsers confidently presented their research findings in the final round of theInnovation Challenge. Held at Vinschool Ocean Park Secondary and High school, the event attracted the participation of the Top 30 teams from Vinschool Secondary and High schools in the North, who competed in 3 main fields, namely Natural Sciences, Technology – Engineering – IT, and Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Highly practical science projects
There were as many as 22 research topics classified into 3 main fields, all aimed to study and resolve current problems, for example, “Measuring the mercury level in the vegetables grown around Rang Dong light source & vacuum flask factory”, “Antibacterial properties and uses of kumquat trees in traditional medicine”, “Psychological barriers facing Secondary students when communicating with their parents”, etc.
In this year’s final round, experts from prestigious research institutions and universities, including the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the Vietnam National University (VNU) – Hanoi, the Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE), Vin University (VinUni) and so on, acted as the judges of the competition.
“I highly appreciate the feasibility of the projects related to COVID-19, traditional medicine and energy. It is great that students as young as the 6th grade developed a battery recycling project to help protect the environment. Many of these projects have high potential to make profits or become intensive studies.” – Mr. Bui Dinh Tu, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Physics and Nanotechnology under VNU University of Engineering and Technology, commented on the finalist projects of the Innovation Challenge 2020 as the judge representative.
Opportunities to take part in international science competitions
More than just a system-wide event, the Innovation Challenge lays the foundations for Vinsers’ project development capacity and their participation in national and international science and technology competitions.
As this year’s competition has concluded, the best research projects will be selected for renowned competitions such as the International Elementz Fair in Singapore, the World Invention Creativity Olympics (WICO) in South Korea, and more. Accordingly, young talents in science are discovered early and mentored through in-depth training.
Linh Chi from Vinschool Imperia Secondary school, 1st prize winner with the project “Making plant pots from gypsum waste and plastic waste”, shared: “This is the 2nd year I’ve taken part in this competition. During the project implementation, I learned a lot about how to conduct scientific research. We are planning to develop our project further and put it into life by producing plant pots for large factories in Hai Phong to save costs and reduce environmental pollution.”
Thanks to the wholehearted mentorship they received, Vinsers could make use of their scientific research skills and knowledge of different subjects to brainstorm ideas, roll out surveys, and implement their projects in a serious and methodical manner. It is hoped that they will keep their passion burning and contribute more to the community.
The Innovation Challenge is an annual competition for Vinsers who have a passion for scientific research and wish to address real-life problems and create positive impacts on the community. This year, more than 220 entries were submitted by Vinschool Secondary and High school students.