St. Olav vgs did it again with 3 winners in the 2018 National Unge Forskere (Young Scientist) finals in Oslo. Of the 21 finalists from all over Norway, 10 were from Stavanger and 3 of those from St. Olav vgs. We are delighted that their hard work has paid off with this recognition and congratulate them on their success - we are proud of you all!
Amalie Midjord Torkildsen won Kr. 7.000,- and second place in Humanities, with her Economics extended essay, To what extent is the ice cream market in the Stavanger region an oligopoly? In Science and Technology both Even Aslaksen and Philip Ullensvang Taylor took 3rd place with their extended essays in Physics, A study on the deflection of a ruler. How does the deflection of a clamped ruler depend on the weight attached to its free end? and Chemistry, The Effect of the Mass of the Catalyst Sodium Hydroxide on the Yield of the Products in the Production of Biodiesel from Sunflower Oil and Ethanol, respectively. They also won Kr. 5.000,- and special prizes with Even joining the European Space Camp in Andøya and Philip travelling in the late summer to join CASTIC 2018 i Chongqing, China.
They shared that it was an incredible experience and they were delighted to join lectures in Philosophy and Applied Mathematics which offered deeper insights into the work of researchers. All in all, it was a fantastic opportunity to meet enthusiastic and like-minded students from all over Norway.