Some 74 scientific projects were awarded in the 12th Eureka Award for student’s scientific research at HCMC Youth Cultural House on January 4.
|Winners of the 12th Eureka Award present at the awarding ceremony at HCMC Youth Cultural House on Jan.4 (Photo: Minh Tu)|
The HCMC Communist Youth League and Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), organized the annual Eureka event. This year 500 projects from students across 31 universities and colleges applied for the Eureka Award, the highest number of applicants in the history of the award since 1999.
The organizers announced one special prize, six first prizes, 9 second prizes, 10 third prizes and 37 consolation prizes. In addition, the organizers also gave nine first prize and two consolation prizes to some graduates that had excel in their field.
Many of them are highly regarded in the field of science. The VND10 million special prizes were given to Le Khac Anh Ky, who is from the Poly-technique University. His project ‘The synthesis, characterization and catalytic activity of a Metal Organic Framework: MOF-5’ was published in the international scientific magazine ‘Applied Catalysis A’. The article was first published on April 28 2010, and is available online since May 5, 2010. Students that won the first prize received VND5 million each.
Mrs. Than Thi Thu, a member of the Standing Committee, said at the event; “We are so proud of the youth’s achievement in science and the city leaders have created favorable working conditions, for young scientists to carry out their research.”
The Eureka Award projects were introduced in the library at 1 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 1 and the library is open from Tuesday to Friday each week. Those who are interested in the projects, may access the website at www.lendang.com.vn. and for further information the section is named under ‘Eureka’.