The Jakarta Post
Four Indonesian students have brought home seven medals following their participation in the 11th International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO).
Joined by students from 29 countries, the event took place at the Centre International de Valbonne in Cote d’Azur, France, from Aug. 22-29, according to kompas.com.
IESO is a knowledge competition on the geosphere (geology and geophysics), hydrosphere (hydrology and oceanography), atmosphere (meteorology and climatology) and astronomy.
In the Earth System Project (ESP) competition, Rifki Andika from SMA 2 state high school in Depok, West Java, won a gold medal, while a bronze medal was given to Fransiskus L. Santoso from SMA private high school Kristen Ketapang in Jakarta.
In the International Team Field Investigation (ITFI) competition, Rifki also received a silver medal. Another two silver medals were collected by Rifki and Fransiskus in the individual competition.
Two other students, Alse Nabilah from Kesatuan Bangsa, Yogyakarta, and Fadly Aulia from Al Kautsar, Bandar Lampung, won bronze medals for Indonesia.
The Indonesian delegation was accompanied by four mentors, namely Zadrach L. Dupe from the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB)'s meteorology program, Hakim L. Malasan from ITB's astronomy program, Warsito Atmodjo from Diponegoro University's oceanography program and Asep Sukmayadi from the Culture and Education Ministry.
Prior to participating in the event, the students had undergone training and a selection process in Yogyakarta and Bandung for three months, starting at the end of last year. (kes)