Yesterday in Ha Noi, hundreds of awards were granted to university students nationwide for their achievements in scientific research. At least one was recommended for a prestigious WIPO prize.
The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the Central Committee of Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union organized a ceremony to bestow 575 awards to students whose scientific research projects won the “2007- Prize for Students’ Achievements in Scientific Research”.
Among them, 14 first prizes, 63 second, 93 third and 419 consolation ones were bestowed to 593 scientific research projects done by 1,124 students throughout the country in various fields.
Twenty-six students who won first prizes were also granted the Youth Creative Badges, while certificates of merits went to 112 second prize winners.
Also on the same day in Ha Noi, MoET and the Vietnam Science and Technology Association presented the “Viet Nam Technical Creation Awards”.
Funded by the Viet Nam Fund for Supporting Scientific and Technological Creations Categories (VFOTEC), the awards are offered based on achievements in technology and sciences, agronomy, forestry, and fishery, medicine and pharmacy, economics, information technology and environment protection.
Out of 249 entries, 87 which had been evaluated as useful initiatives able to bring about high socio-economic efficiency were awarded.
Eight first prizes, 32 second and 47 third ones were handed out this time.
Among the first prize-winning projects is the “Studying the general effect of heat pumping and freeze-dry system for processing and drying aquatic materials (code KT1-17)”, which VFOTEC is set to recommend for a WIPO 2007 prize.
VFOTEC said it will propose the World Intellectual Property Organization grant the internationally-recognized prize to Tran Minh Cuong, student at the Ha Noi University of Technology.