International science olympiad

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Re: International science olympiad

Postby dudeincolorado » June 13th, 2009, 3:13 pm

Note that the people on these teams may live in the U.S., but the participant's true ethnicities may be Asian or Western European/Russian. Here is one of the examples: US Physics Olympiad team 2008 - Tucker Chan, Edward Gan, Joshua Oreman, Danny Zhu, and Rui Hu. Only one non-asian, just saying :|
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Re: International science olympiad

Postby rocketman1555 » June 14th, 2009, 5:47 pm

One small problem (Correct me if I'm wrong): I believe that the US is the only country that does Science Olympiad! (Although there may be teams from Canada occasionally)
there's at least one team in Mexico...they compete in TX every year
that's interesting....is it like some sort of school with kids with strong US ties? or are they mexican natives with very good english skills?
they are in Northern Mexico, right near the border, so probably a combination of both, and they are usually in the top 1/2 too, so they do well
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Re: International science olympiad

Postby Helix_Nebula_Freak » June 18th, 2009, 5:51 am

Wow! That's really cool! I never knew that there were any non-US teams!
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Re: International science olympiad

Postby fmtiger124 » June 18th, 2009, 2:56 pm

Woo, Juju (Danny Zhu)!

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Re: International science olympiad

Postby kp9ssa » June 21st, 2009, 4:08 pm

US would get clobbered by india and china
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4th- Dynamic Planet
2nd- Water Quality
2nd- Write it Do it

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Re: International science olympiad

Postby dudeincolorado » June 21st, 2009, 7:43 pm

I don't know. But I'm eying Ireland, maybe even Sweden.
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Re: International science olympiad

Postby Deeisenberg » June 22nd, 2009, 9:55 am

US would get clobbered by india and china
I highly doubt that China would be able to beat the U.S. At least any time soon. Granted this is all theoretical anyway. China's education system is not by any means exceptional. For a nation at it's status of development, it is phenomenal, and the high population leads to an abundance of prodigies, however it is not a team of individuals selected from all over the nation, it is a team of one school.

This doesn't mean I don't think the U.S. wouldn't be destroyed by others. France and Japan would probably clean up. India is iffy, their education system is poor, however I would not be surprised if they have some exceptional centralized national schools. The United Kingdom would probably also do fairly poorly in comparison to the U.S. because of their relatively poor education system. Sweden would be a big player. Iran would as well, mostly due to the training of young physists for obvious reasons.

On second thought, China actually would probably destroy us as well, if only because of Hong Kong.
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Re: International science olympiad

Postby fmtiger124 » June 22nd, 2009, 10:18 am

US would get clobbered by india and china
I highly doubt that China would be able to beat the U.S. At least any time soon. Granted this is all theoretical anyway. China's education system is not by any means exceptional. For a nation at it's status of development, it is phenomenal, and the high population leads to an abundance of prodigies, however it is not a team of individuals selected from all over the nation, it is a team of one school.

This doesn't mean I don't think the U.S. wouldn't be destroyed by others. France and Japan would probably clean up. India is iffy, their education system is poor, however I would not be surprised if they have some exceptional centralized national schools. The United Kingdom would probably also do fairly poorly in comparison to the U.S. because of their relatively poor education system. Sweden would be a big player. Iran would as well, mostly due to the training of young physists for obvious reasons.

On second thought, China actually would probably destroy us as well, if only because of Hong Kong.
the US would be clobbered by chineese living in the US (if they represented China) but not ncessarially by the chinesee living in China
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Re: International science olympiad

Postby kp9ssa » June 22nd, 2009, 3:35 pm

wait wat do u mean
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1st- Anatomy
4th- Dynamic Planet
2nd- Water Quality
2nd- Write it Do it

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Re: International science olympiad

Postby Helix_Nebula_Freak » June 23rd, 2009, 4:55 am

Japan wuld kick all of our butts...
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