National Earth Olympiad 2014 (NEO14)

National Earth Olympiad 2014 (NEO14)

National Earth Olympiad 2014 or NEO’14: The first ever Earth and Environmental Science Olympiad in Bangladesh, now in its third year, had its final round on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Independent University Bangladesh. 150 participants who qualified out of 3000 students from the 11 divisional rounds from all over the country, on completion of the respective divisional Green Day Trainings participated in this event. The final round consisted of two parts, the final round National Earth Olympiad and the NEO’14 Talks. The divisional rounds took place in 11 districts of the country, including Bogra, Barisal, Comilla, Chittagong, Dhaka, Jessore, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rangpur, Rajshahi, and Sylhet. Competing against the toppers of all the divisions TahsinaAlam, from Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, became the champion of the national round of the NEO’14. The top 20 scorers were awarded certificates of achievement, medals and crests. Following this ceremony the toppers will get extensive training on Earth Sciences and among them, four will be selected to constitute the Bangladesh representative team to the 8th International Earth Science Olympiad to be held in Magdalena Palace, Spain in September this year.   The NEO’14 Talks addressed key issues that require attention at present more than any other time. Eminent scholars, including Prof. Haseena Khan, Chairperson of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dhaka University, Ms. Ina F. Islam, Assistant Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development and Barrister Naser Alam were present to deliberate on issues including Salt resistant Crops, Climate Change Adaptation and Climate Justice. 

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