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Russian schoolchildren got the "gold" of the Mendeleev Olympiad

27.04.2021 62 просмотров

Russian schoolchildren won seven gold medals at the 55th International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad. 


Eleventh-graders Alexander Trofimov (Sverdlovsk Region), Andrey TyrinandGeorgy Zhomin (Moscow), Alexey Sharygin (Vologda region), Stepan Epifantsev (Novosibirsk region), as well as a ninth-grader Svyatoslav Mikhailenko (Moscow region) and a tenth-grader Vladimir Mikhailenko b> (Mordovia). Muscovites Timofey CharkinandKamila Saidova won silver medals, and Artyom Sorokin won a bronze medal at the Olympics (all 10th grade students).


The 55th Mendeleev Olympiad was organized by the Faculty of Chemistry of the Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Andrei Melnichenko Charitable Foundation and the « EuroChem. The information partner of the project was the Social Navigator (MIA Rossiya Segodnya).


In total, 145 schoolchildren from 28 countries participated in the 55th International Mendeleev Olympiad. They competed for 43 bronze, 29 silver and 15 gold medals. Almost half of the awards of the highest standard remained in Russia. The Romanian team put four "golds" into the piggy bank. Schoolchildren from Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Ukraine won one gold medal each. “The Russian team in chemistry is traditionally among the world leaders, but the Mendeleev Olympiad brings together the really strongest schoolchildren in the world who are passionate about chemistry. The merits of medals are sometimes determined by tenths of a point, - said the chairman of the organizing committee MMO-55, dean of the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences Stepan Kalmykov. - This is a very interesting and status competition. It is no coincidence that the MMO-55 participants were greeted by leading scientists (including the Nobel laureate), as well as the presidents of IUPAC and the largest chemical societies. We expect in the future to ensure that most countries of the world participate in the Mendeleev Olympiad.”


The traditional $5,000 Prize named after the founder and curator of the Mendeleev Olympiad, Valery Lunin, established by the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation, was won by a student from Romania, Raul-Mircha Bodrogyan. “The Academician Lunin Prize is awarded to the absolute winner,” stressed the executive director of the Andrey Melnichenko Foundation Alexander Cherednik after the ceremony. – This year it was Raul-Mircha Bodrogyan, whose decisions the jury got acquainted with back in St. Petersburg at the 53rd Olympiad, where he already showed one of the best results and won a gold medal. Today, the Romanian student took the absolute first place and received a well-deserved award.”


MMO-55 was held in a remote format and consisted of two theoretical rounds. As noted by the chairman of the international jury of the IMO, head of the Department of Organic Chemistry of the Faculty of Chemistry of Moscow State University, Professor Valentin Nenaidenko, the problems for the Olympiad were compiled for six months: “Since the problems of the Mendeleev Olympiad in terms of complexity sometimes exceed the problems of the World Olympiad, many countries use Mendeleev Olympiad as a kind of control start. By the way, a few years ago, a student from Romania, who also took the absolute first place at the IMO, then became the absolute winner of the World Chemistry Olympiad.”


“We should especially note the success of schoolchildren from the Russian team,” Vladimir Torin, Communications Director of EuroChem, shared his impressions. - Among the gold medalists there is a tenth grader, and even a ninth grader. Russian schoolchildren have great prospects at international chemistry olympiads! And EuroChem, as it has always been, will actively help develop school chemistry education in the regions and support the Olympic movement. According to the plans of the Organizing Committee, which includes EuroChem, the next Olympiad will be held in Budapest. If restrictions do not interfere, the 56th Mendeleev Olympiad will be the first to be held outside the former USSR.”

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