Chinese student wins EU science contest

Added On September 21, 2018

A Chinese student has been awarded the third prize in the 30th EU Contest for Young Scientists.
Zhang Sijia, an 18-year-old student from China's northeastern city of Changchun, won the third prize for her social science project, named "Investigation into the verbal conflict problem existing in middle school students' families," which was done by her before she graduated from middle school this summer.
"First, I devised a research objective, subjects, and a methodology. Second, I distributed 1800 questionnaires to 25 provinces, autonomous regions, and cities across China. Then I gathered the 1477 questionnaires. Meanwhile, I interviewed many experts and parents and collected data. In the end, I summarized an efficient way for parents to communicate with their children."
Zhang and eight others were selected by a 20-member jury as winners of the core or top prizes of the contest, which include three first prizes, three second prizes and three third prizes.
The winners of the first prizes will receive 7,000 euros for each of the three projects, while the three second prize winners and three third prize winners will receive 5,000 euros and 3,500 euros separately.
Apart from these core prizes, there are also some other prizes for the contestants.
According to the organizers, nearly 140 contestants from 38 countries bringing some 90 projects participated in this year's six-day contest.