In Izmir, Turkey there has been held the international olympiad of scientific ideas and projects of schoolchildren “OKSEF-2018”. According to the information of the delegation member, the chairman of the Council of Young Scientists and Specialists of the Institute of Chemistry of Additives of ANAS, Associate Professor Afsun Sujayev, at this important event, attended by 120 people with 60 projects from 38 countries, our country was represented by 3 groups of the delegation. In the category of biology of the contest, 10th grade students (IB curriculum) of the European-Azerbaijani school Ulvi Jabbarov and Fuad Khasiyev (supervisor Elvin Abdullayev) were awarded gold, Samir Mammadov and Yasemen Hasanzade (supervisor Melek Azizova) and a 10th grade student of secondary school No. 251 in Nizami district, Javad Jabrailov (supervisor Afsun Sujayev), bronze medals. The senior lecturer noted that 60 out of 452 projects submitted for the contest reached the final of the Olympiad.
Sujayev emphasized that at the final stage the students performed with a 5-minute poster and a 12-minute slide presentation in English. Four international experts in each category participated in the assessment. They appreciated the project and the results of the authors, and the students answered questions about the project.
As a result, the winners received diplomas, medals and souvenirs, as well as all participants certificates.
Within the framework of the contest, short films about the participant-countries and their national and cultural patterns were presented.
It should be noted that the main goal of international olympiads held over 13 years is to attract talented and creative students to conduct scientific and technological research, to unite young people of the same age all over the world for scientific and cultural exchange and to develop their creative skills of studying ethical norms in conducting scientific research. Currently, the competition is held under different names in the US, UK, Russia, Argentina, Italy, Spain, Mexico and other countries.