Congratulations to Year 12 student Angie Zhou who has been selected to represent Australia in Biology at the 2020 International Science Olympiad.
The Science Olympiads receive grant funding from the Australian Government through the National Innovation and Science Agenda and are hosted in partnership with the Australian National University and the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.
"The Australian Science Olympiads provide rewarding opportunities for students to extend themselves way beyond school science through challenging exams, stimulating extensions and enrichment programs and international competitions." – Australian Science Innovations
Students selected to Olympiad teams are recognised as some of the brightest young scientists in the world and Angie is no exception. Angie outperformed 1,800 other Biology students from 295 schools in the qualifying exams and made the shortlist of 24 students to participate in the demanding Olympiads Summer School program, where she placed in the top 4. Angie is the only student in Queensland to be selected to a 2020 Olympiad team and the first Queensland student to make the Biology Olympiad team in 7 years.
We congratulate Angie on this well-deserved recognition of her achievement in science having already taken her considerable talents to the global stage as a selected representative of the 2019 Australian delegation to the Asia-Pacific Forum for Science Talented in Taiwan and completing an internship at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute in Melbourne.
Angie was joined by special guests Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Professor Brian Schmidt, and revered clinical and public health microbiologist, Deborah Williamson in the official announcement of the 2020 teams.
We wish Angie and the Australian Biology Team all the best as they take on rival teams from approximately 80 countries from around the world in the virtual 2020 International Science Olympiad.
Mr Paul Mitchell
HOD Science and Enrichment