A team of six Bangladeshi students won three silver and three bronze medals in the 13th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) held in Bali, Indonesia from 2-11 December, 2016
Tahmid Mosaddek of Notre Dame College and Fardim Munir of Sir John Wilson School of Dhaka and AKM Sadman Mahmud Abir of Pabna Zilla School won the silver medals.The bronze medalists are Ahmed Nafis Farhan of Nasirabad Govt High School, Chittagong, Nihal Zuhaer Parosh Miaji of Comilla Zilla School, and Miraz Ahmed Saadi of BAF Shaheen School, Dhaka.
A total of 276 students of 48 countries took part in the IJSO this year. It was the second time Bangladesh participated in International Junior Science Olympiad.
Bangladesh Freedom Foundation (BFF) and Society for Popularization of Science, Bangladesh (SPSB) have jointly been organising the Bangladesh Junior Science Olympiad since 2015. In 2016 BDJSO, six students were selected through a national competition 'Bangladesh Junior Science Olympiad(BDJSO) held on August 27, 2016 at Dhaka Teachers’ Training College Auditorium in Dhaka. Al-Arafah Islami Bank is sponsoring this years Olympiad.
Three leaders including Prof Farseem Mannan Mohammedy of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Mr. Morshed Alam, Programme officer of BFF, and Junaidul Islam, assistant academic coordinator of SPSB attended the international event.
Prof Jamilur Reza Choudhury, vice-chancellor of University of Asia Pacific and chairman of BFF's board of trustees, and Prof Zafar Iqbal of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Dr. Rezaur Rahman, Tressurer, BFF and Sazzadur Rahman Chowdhury, Executive Director, BFF congratulated the winners.
The 4th ‘BFF-SPSP Children Science Congress 2016’ held at University of Asia Pacific, Dhaka on September 23 and 24, 2016 jointly organized jointly by Bangladesh Freedom Foundation (BFF) and Society for the Popularization of Science, Bangladesh (SPSB).
Presided over by BFF Treasurer and former chief scientist of Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission Dr Rezaur Rahman, BFF Chairman and Vice Chancellor of the University of Asia Pacific Professor Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury formally inaugurated the congress as the chief guest. Associate Professor at NSU Dr Arshad Chowdhury, Executive Director of BFF Sazzadur Rahman Chowdhury also spoke at the opening.
The speakers advised the young scientists to follow the scientific methodology while carrying research work on. Dr. Jamilur Reza Choudhury told the story of Bangladeshi scientists who are working in global arena with fame. He recalled the contributions of some Bangladeshi scientists in the development of science and technology and encouraged the students to be engaged more in scientific activities. He expressed satisfaction over the regenerated interest of students in science.