Internationale Junior Science Olympiad
The IJSO is a competition for students of maximum age 15,concerning science.
It consist of a theoretical test, a test competition with multiple choice questions, and a experimental examination.
Knowledge, understanding and skills concerning physics, chemistry, and biology were tested.
The first two years,in Indonesia, more then 200 young students from 35 countries, all around the world, participated.
Every year -2006 (Brazil), 2007 (Taiwan) and 2008 (South Korea)- is the number of participants growing.
In December 2008 we could meet 52 participating countries in Changwon,South-Korea,
Our purpose is to compete in the IJSO during the next years;
To achieve this:
- We became member of the International IJSO foundation during the meeting of the board in Yogyakarta, in December 2005
In january 2006 we have set up a foundation: "Jeugd Science Olympiade (JSO)".
The participants are representatives from the "Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen" and the "Rijksuniversiteit Groningen",
the corporation "Leerplan Ontwikkeling SLO " and, as representative of the schools of secondary education, the "Candea College Duiven".
This foundation will represent the Netherlands as a member of the worldwide coordinating IJSO foundation.
- We raised funds to organize a nationwide selection to form a Dutch team and to take part in the International Olympiad. Participation is free for all schools
ans students if they comply with the rules.
- This selection between students of the participating schools, will yearly consist of two parts: it starts with a contest held at the participating schools, which will yearly take place in
April. The twenty best students will go to the second round that will be held at the Candea College in June.
These students will get a practical exam too!!
After that second round, we know the names of the six young students that shall
represent the Netherlands at the international meeting in December of the that year.