Vaibhav Khater, a student from Udaipur will represent India in the 12th International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO). This event will be organized in Thailand, from 8th August -17th August 2018, at Mahidol University Kanchanaburi Campus. The Geological Society of India conducted an objective-type Entrance Test (ET) in which 20 students were selected to attend a Training Camp. A team of four students has been selected to represent India in the final stage of which Vaibhav Khater is a part.
The Earth Science Olympiad has a four-stage procedure for selection:
- National level Entrance Test,
- Training Camp culminating in the Indian National Earth Science Olympiad,
- Pre-departure training camp and
- International Earth Science Olympiad.
What is the International Earth Science Olympiad?
International Earth Science Olympiad or IESO was founded as one of the major activities of the International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO). It is an annual competition for secondary school students. The main aim of the IESO is to encourage students’ interest and increase public awareness on Earth Science and to enhance Earth Science learning/teaching at the school level.
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