Malaysian Earth Science Olympiad (MyESO) is an annual national competition held in Malaysia that is designed for secondary school and pre-university students, serving as a platform to introduce and assess their knowledge in earth science. The goal of MyESO is to identify the top four best students who will represent Malaysia in the International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO).
International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) is an annual competition for secondary school students (students not older than 18 years old on July the 1st of the year of the Olympiad). IESO was founded as one of the major activities of the International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO). It aims to increase students’ interest in geoscience, raise public awareness about earth science, and enhance teaching and learning processes in earth science at the school level.
The students have to test their skills in all major areas of Earth sciences, including geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography, terrestrial astronomy and environmental sciences. The theoretical examination includes problems which are supposed to measure the participants’ knowledge and understanding of Earth science areas. The practical examination consists of tasks which are designed to assess participants’ abilities to carry out scientific investigations in earth science inquiries. Participants from this year’s MyESO will stand a chance to represent Malaysia in IESO 2024 which will be held in August at Beijing, China.
Study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting.
Part of a planet that’s made of water. Oceans, rivers, lakes, and clouds are all typically included in the hydrosphere.
Study of celestial objects and phenomena that originate outside the earth’s atmosphere.
Study of the earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them.
Study of the earth, oceans, atmosphere and near-earth space.
16 best students from MyESO was invited to participates in the National Training Camp that was held from 29th May until 2nd June 2023. The 5-day camp, featuring expert trainers in various Earth science fields, provides a rich learning experience for the participants.
Congratulations to all participants of the International Earth Science Olympiad 2023!
Last year, IESO 2023 held in the online realm from August 20 to August 26, 2023, witnesses a distinctive absence of a hosting country, marking a departure from the traditional in-person hosting format. Approximately 144 contestants from 29 countries have embarked on this virtual adventure, with the aim not only to showcase their skills but to collectively enhance student interest in learning earth science.
In International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) 2023, Team Malaysia, represented by Ardent Educational Consultants Sdn Bhd, proudly sent four talented students to compete;
The Malaysian Team delivered an outstanding performance at IESO 2023, particularly in the Data Mining Test (DMT) category, securing 3 silver medals and 1 bronze. This not only reflects their commitment to excellence but also showcases their adeptness in overcoming challenges within the virtual setting.
Additionally, the team earned a bronze award in the Earth System Project (ESP) category, highlighting their proficiency in handling intricate Earth science projects and displaying a diverse skill set.
In conclusion, congratulations are in order for the Malaysian Team. Their dedication, excellence, and the significant mark they’ve left at IESO 2023 are not only a source of pride for their team but for the entire country.
Here’s to celebrating the Malaysian Team’s remarkable journey and looking forward to more tales of triumph in the future!