Students prove their knowledge in Estonia

2019-02-27 06:00
The University of the Free State team won a gold medal at the International Natural Sciences Tournament. From the left are Shaun Redgard, Dr Hendrik van Heerden (coach and lecturer at the UFS Department of Physics), Edward Lee and Chantelle Booysen.Photo: Supplied

The University of the Free State team won a gold medal at the International Natural Sciences Tournament. From the left are Shaun Redgard, Dr Hendrik van Heerden (coach and lecturer at the UFS Department of Physics), Edward Lee and Chantelle Booysen.Photo: Supplied

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Three students of the University of the Free State (UFS) have proven that they are top-notch in science.

As a team, Shaun Redgard (Department of Chemistry), Edward Lee (Department of Physics) and Chantelle Booysen (Human Molecular Biology Unit, Department of Haematology and Cell Biology) won a gold medal at this year’s International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST).

The tournament was held at the Tallinn University of Technology in Tallinn, Estonia, from 1 to 5 February.

Originally launched in Russia, this event has been hosted for nine years.

was the ninth annual presentation of the event that was originally launched in Russia.

According to the organisers, the principal goal of the tournament is to teach young engineers and scientists to use their knowledge to solve real-world problems.

Six teams participated in the final leg of the competition. Participants from South Africa and Russia had to solve difficult problems in the spheres of medicine, biology, physics, and chemistry. The organisers also decided to add some tasks with a straightforward connection to daily human life.

  • Redgard, Lee and Booysen showed a high level of competency, sealing their position in the final debate with students from Russia.

According to the judges, the finalists solved all the problems creatively and in accordance with the rules.

The panel of judges was composed of a mixed team of specialists from universities as well as industrial and consulting companies operating in Estonia, the United States, the Netherlands, Portugal, Latvia, and Russia.

Our mission is to bring real-world problem-solving skills to bright scientists around the globe.We believe that science is not just an interesting subject of study, but a real instrument that can be used to change the surrounding world, create new products and solve environ­mental problems,” said Dr Sergey Safonov from Russia, founder of the competition. We believe that there are a lot of talented students around the world who seek to find their place in science and industry

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