Euréka is a prestigious award for students interested in scientific research across the country. The award was co-organized by HCM City Youth Union in collaboration with Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City to promote the scientific research of students.

According to the organizers, the 19th Euréka Award will be held from April to December 2017, for students currently studying at colleges, universities and academies across the country, in two forms, individuals or groups, engaged in research in 12 areas, including: society humanity, education, economy, science and information technology, planning, architecture and construction, legal, chemical technology, medicine, forestry and fisheries, natural resources, and environment, and food technology.

To reach the Scientific Student Award - Euréka, students' research projects have to undergo rigorous selection at the school level, which is highly valued by the school council before register the Semi-final Round in Ho Chi Minh City.

After the registration period, the 19th Euréka Award has attracted 777 topics of 85 universities, colleges and academics in 19 provinces: 40 are from Ho Chi Minh city and 45 are from other provinces and cities across the country.

The semi-finals of the Scientific Research Student Award - Euréka in 2017 was held on December 11th, 2017 at the Youth Union of HCMC. The award committee has set up a scientific council to reward the field. After the semifinal round, each field had selected 7 to 11 best subjects to enter the Finals, presentations and critiques to the Science Council.

Finals with the competition of 295 authors - students of 64 schools with 123 scientific research in 12 areas. The Organizing Committee has awarded a total of 87 prizes including 10 first prizes (2 fields without first prizes), 14 second prizes, 13 third prizes and 50 consolation prizes.

Student Vu Thi Mai Anh, K63 Faculty of Biology has won the first prize in the field of Food Technology with the topic "Isolation and selection of bacteria capable of converting basa fish’s fat into Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)". The course is conducted under the guidance of Assoc. Dr. Doan Van Thuoc.

The award ceremony took place on the morning of November 17th 2017. Especially in the awards ceremony there was a robot nominated the names of authors and subjects won the first prize.


Source: Faculty of Biology


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