Our students Tibet Tugay, Deniz Aktaş and İbrahim Ulaş Ayyılmaz, together with Yiğit Kılıçoğlu from Robert College, represented Turkey at the International Earth Sciences Olympiads (IESO) at Thailand returned home with many medals and successful scores. They all ranked top three at the oral presentations and also Ulaş had a degree at the scientific project prsentation.
Turkey, attended the IESO for the first time ever this year. This prestigious event is an annual competition for secondary school students. The students have to test their skills in all major areas of Earth sciences, including geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, terrestrial astronomy and environmental sciences. The main aim of the IESO is to encourage students’ interest and public awareness of Earth Science and to enhance Earth science learning. With the IESO the organizers hope to pick out talented and gifted Earth science students and to promote the improvement of teaching Earth sciences at schools. Last but not least, the IESO is developed in pursuit of encouraging friendly relationships among young learners from different countries and promoting international cooperation in exchanging ideas and materials on Earth sciences and Earth sciences education.
We congratulate our students and our Geography Teacher Taner Biçki for this great success.