SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Team USA brought home the gold, performing in the top ten percent amongst all competitors at this year's International Bio Olympiad (IBO) in Aarhus, Denmark.
Representing some of the best young minds in the field of biology, nearly 300 students from 61 countries arrived ready to compete at the world's 26th annual IBO. Over the course of a week, students were challenged with theoretical and practical exams, which included laboratory-based exams using Embi Tec's RunOne™ System and PrepOne™ Sapphire.
Each of USA Biology Olympiad's (USABO) Team USA members: Boyang (Peter) Dun, (Canterbury School, IN), Varun Mangalick (Mounds View High School, MN), Grace Chen (Bridgewater-Raritan Regional High School, NJ), and Yulin Du (Pullman High School, WA) demonstrated exceptional knowledge and academic excellence throughout the world's competition for top academic achievement in biology.
"IBO2015 was a spectacular experience! It was very well organized by our Danish Bio Olympiad hosts. The Danes were able to provide a once in a life time opportunity for all the students," shared USA Biology Olympiad Director Kathy Frame of the Center for Excellence in Education. Frame continued, "This year, our hosts instituted a different method to record student answers on the practical exams. All student derived data and findings, including student made images of their gels and dissections, were collected electronically on tablets and uploaded to a server for scoring." CEE's Frame and Seungsoo Kim, USABO and IBO2008 and 2009 alum, were two of the 260 international jurors on site overseeing testing protocols.
"As part of our ongoing commitment to training and equipping the next generation of scientists, we are proud to support and advocate the value of the International Biology Olympiad. To help spark further student excitement around biology, Embi Tec is committing to making the RunOne™ System, PrepOne™ Sapphire, and MiniOne System part of today's worldwide biology curriculum," said Richard Chan, President & CEO of Embi Tec while on site. Embi Tec's Chan added, "We captured the IBO experience this year and published a video on Youtube, http://bit.ly/embitecibo2015. We hope you enjoy it."
About the International Biology Olympiad
The International Biology Olympiad (http://www.ibo-info.org/) is a six day competition for secondary students, who are winners of their respective country's National Biology Olympiad.
About CEE's USABO
The Center for Excellence in Education is proud to sponsor the USABO. As the premiere biology competition for high school students in the United States, the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) enriches the life science education of nearly 10,000 talented students annually. It provides the motivation, curricular resources, and skills training to take them beyond their classroom experience to the level of international competitiveness. Find them on Facebook.
About Embi Tec
Based in San Diego, Embi Tec (http://embitec.com) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of precast gels, DNA electrophoresis systems, and illuminators. Long recognized for providing education and commercial customers progressive technology, Embi Tec is committed to advancing biology programs worldwide.
Embi Tec's RunOne™ System and PrepOne™ Sapphire were utilized during the International Bio Olympiad 2015.
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Embi Tec IBO 2015 Video: http://bit.ly/embitecibo2015
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