International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO; www.ieso.or.kr) is an annual earth science competition for secondary school students. It is one of the major activities of the International Geoscience Education Organization (http://www.geoscied.org) that aims at raising student interest in and public awareness of earth sciences, as well as to enhance earth science learning of students. It also aims to forge friendly relationships among young learners from different countries and foster international cooperation in exchanging ideas and materials about earth science and earth science education. The earlier IESO’s were held in South Korea (2007; www.ieso2007.kr), the Philippines (2008; www.ieso2007.ph), Taiwan (2009; www.ieso2007.tw), Indonesia (2010; http://ieso2010.ugm.ac.id) and Italy (2011; http://www.ieso2011.unimore.it/). The 6th International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO) was recently held in Argentina in October 2012.
The 7th IESO will be hosted by India and will be held in Mysore, Karnataka during September-October, 2013.
1). THE RESULTS OF THE ENTRANCE TEST FOR THE EARTH SCIENCE OLYMPIAD HELD ON 28th APRIL 2013 IS OUT.