The IKMB supported the International Junior Science Olympiad!
The 39 national finalists of the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) had an exciting week at the Kaiserin-Friedrich-Gymnasium in Bad Homburg v. d. Höhe.
Florian Uellendahl-Werth (PhD student) from the "Biomedical Informatics" group (Prof. David Ellinghaus) from the IKMB explained scientific methods to the participants in preparation for the practical examination. Photo: IPN Kiel/Lea Wagner.
The IJSO national competition has been organised by the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN), Kiel, since 2008. In Bad Homburg, the participants were supervised by a team from the IPN and alumni of the IJSO, who gave an insight into their own careers and scientific interests. Florian Uellendahl-Werth, PhD student at the IKMB and former IJSO national finalist, took part in the event. Since 2014, he has supported the IJSO in developing examination tasks, supervising participants at competition events and in the laboratory, and organising the educational programme.
Around 4000 children and young people took part in the first round of the competition with the motto "Listen! (Listen!)". Through two further rounds with increasingly challenging tasks, the 39 most successful participants qualified for the national finals. After another three challenging exams, including a practical team test in the laboratory with questions from the fields of biology, chemistry and physics, the six members of the national team were selected (https://www.scienceolympiaden.de/ijso/ijso-news/2022-abschluss-vierte-runde-bundesfinale-nationalteam).