On February 21, the 2nd Tournament of Chemistry Students was held. After a heated and intense struggle of chemical knowledge, the Olympus team representing Yerevan State Medical University was recognized the winner. The tournament was participated by the teams representing Armenian HEIs who wanted to develop their analytical, debating skills and abilities to find answers to questions regarding chemistry. The tournament took place in a hybrid format, in a dynamic, active atmosphere, with science-based and creative approach of the students.
The aim of this project implemented in the field of higher education is to promote young people’s interest toward chemistry, contribute to the development of this branch of science in our country and involvement of new specialists in chemistry and related fields. The student tournament successfully held by the Ayb Foundation for already 11 years is the logical continuation of the Tournament of Young Chemists and aims at strengthening the connection with both science and a number of sectors of our country’s economy.
Ayb’s tournament of chemistry has been quite successful among schoolchildren and now among students. “Unfortunately, chemistry is one of the fields that is not in a good condition in our country and needs some reforms and innovations. And here not only the representatives of the older generation but also we, the specialists of the younger generation, have a serious role to play," said Movses Aghekyan, theYSMU 2nd year student of the winning Olympus team.
“As an organization being active in education sector, it is very important for us to increase this “chemical’’ community, involve more representatives and scientists in the field of chemistry, while paving the way for the young people—schoolchildren and students. We are sure that it will make the field active and promote an increased interest in chemistry as a subject,’ said Tatevik Adamyan, the head of the Ayb Foundation's contests department.
We are confident that with developed education and science we can transform our country.