Israeli high schoolers win silver, bronze medals in physics competition in China

A delegation of Israeli students to a competition in China won silver and bronze medals. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israeli high school students won two silver medals and four bronze medals at the 16th Asian Physics Olympiad in Hangzhou, China. 

The Israeli delegation to the competition, which ended Monday, ranked eighth overall in the competition out of 23 participating national delegations. Eight students comprised the Israeli team, which was led by Dr. Eli Raz, the head of the department of physics and optical engineering at ORT Braude College in Karmiel and a physics lecturer at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

"The members of the science Olympiad delegation are role models for other students and their success is a great contribution to the state of Israel and to the entire education system,” said Dr. Ofer Rimon, head of the Israeli Education Ministry's science and technology administration, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Posted on May 13, 2015 .