Israeli Achievement: A medal for student Raz Lotan at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Belarus


Israeli Achievement: A medal for student Raz Lotan at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Belarus
The Israeli team was trained at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion

An impressive achievement for the Israeli national team in chemistry at the Mendeleev Olympics held in Minsk, Belarus: bronze medal for Raz Lotan from Tel Aviv. Raz won the medal at the end of a challenging competition consisting of theoretical and practical parts. Three other students from Israel participated in the competition: Roi Peer, Noa Kresk and Chen Galstein.

The 52nd Mendeleev Olympics is an international chemistry Olympiad, attended by high school students from all over Asia and Eastern Europe. Israel has been participating since 2016, and this year 135 students from 22 countries took part in the competition in Minsk.

The Ministry of Education and Future Science Center of the Maimonidis Foundation are leading the students’ training to participate in the various international scientific Olympiads as part of a joint venture that began this year.

The Israeli team was trained for the Olympics at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion. The program is headed by Prof. Zeev Gross and the principal instructor is Dr. Izana Nigel Ettinger, who trained and trained dozens of students from whom the delegation members were chosen, and Dr. Avital Lahav was appointed as the administrative director. Laboratory engineer Gabriella Halevy, who was involved in training the students for the practical part of the Olympics, left with the delegation.