On Thursday 9 and Friday 10 February, the University of Twente will receive dozens of bright minds from 4, 5 and 6 vwo schools from all over the country on campus. UT will then host the national final round of the European Olympiad of Experimental Science (EOES).
The EOES takes place every year and aims to enthuse students about science and technology. They are challenged to show their best during this Olympiad. In teams of three, they carry out interesting scientific research in the fields of biology, physics and chemistry.
During the two-day programme, the teams compete against each other for victory. The programme takes place in the Leerlingenlab and is organised by the Pre-University programme, in cooperation with the national EOES committee (Radboud University Nijmegen, Wageningen University and SLO). On Friday 10 February around 3 pm it will be clear which team is the strongest. Jennifer Herek, dean of UT's TNW faculty will then present the prizes at the sports centre.
The first preliminary rounds took place in November and December at several universities and colleges across the country. The best teams from those preliminary rounds will now take part in the national final round at UT. The two winning teams from the national final round will defend the Netherlands' 'science' honour at the European level later this year in Riga, Latvia from 29 April to 6 May.
More information about the Olympiad can be found on the website of SLO, one of the organizing parties: https://www.slo.nl/thema/meer/olympiades/welke-olympiades/eoes/ (in Dutch).