Thai students receive medals from invention competition

Thai students receive medals from invention competition


Thai students have received six medals from the International Exhibition for Young Inventors in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Secretary-General of the Basic Education Commission said that OBEC had selected 10 inventions from students around the country for a showcase at the 10th International Exhibition for Young Inventors 2014 (IEYI 2014) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Shrimp Peeling Device from the Phichit Pittayakom School in Phichit received a gold medal, while two other inventions namely the ‘Gelatinous Bacterial Cellulose (GBC) process from recycled rubber processing water’, and the meatball molding machine both received silver medals.

The Secretary-General added that other inventions achieved special awards: the latex collection groove shooter from Pattani, the heat and stain resistant cloth from Nonthaburi, the helmet with fastener alarm from Songkhla, a fish feeder with a built in touch sensor from Mae Hong Son, and a motorcycle anti-theft device from Phitsanulok.

Thai students who participated in the event are expected to return to Thailand on Monday at 8:10pm.

The exhibition was held from 29th October – 2nd November 2014 with young inventors from many countries: Egypt, India, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Nigeria, Indonesia, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Next year’s IEYI event will be held in India. –

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