Ten prizes for Romanians in Astronomy and Astrophysics International Olympiad

Romanian won two silver, six bronze medals and two honourable mentions at the 9th International Olympiad of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Indonesia (July 27 – August 4); Romania ranked 5th of 41 national teams.

According to a release of the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research (MECS) sent on Friday Agerpres, the silver medals went to Dan-Stefan Eniceicu and Tudor Costel Cretu, both 11th grade students of the International Computer High School of Bucharest (ICHB).

The bronze medals were awarded to Tudor Suciu and Paul-Andrei Draghis, both graduates of the Vasile Lucaciu National College of Baia Mare, and to Anca Dragulescu, Razvan-Octavian Radu (9th grade), Iuliana-Camelia Nitu (10th grade) and Andrei-Catalin Raduc (11th grades) of ICHB.

Cosmin Andrei (9th grade, ICHB) and Codrin Paul Oneci (11th grade, Grigore Moisil High School of Timisoara) earned honourable mentions.

The coordinators of the two Olympic teams associate professor Cristian Pirghie (Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava), professor Petru Craciun (special inspector with the Suceava County School Inspectorate) and teacher Anca Marian (Inochentie Micu Klein National College of Blaj, Alba County).

The ministry adds that the British team, participating at this Olympiad for the first, was coordinated by the former Romanian international Olympic Sandor Kruk.

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