How to succeed in the IBO? Success story 6.

On his second read-through of Campbell and Reece’s Biology, 18-year-old Jason Wu wrote the words he didn’t know into his spiral-bound notebook. By the fifth read-through, he had narrowed his focus to key charts and figures, and by the time he packed the 1,312-page tome into his Argentina-bound suitcase in July, the recent St. Louis, Mo., high school graduate pretty …

What does it mean to take part in the IBO? Story 5.

  Rebecca Shi is a freshman at MIT, where she hopes to major in biology or biological engineering. She fences foil on the fencing team, and enjoys birdwatching and playing board games in her spare time. When I started high school, I found not just a new maze of hallways and a range of new classes, but also an exciting array …

What does it mean to take part in the IBO? Story 4.

An interview with Jorge Tarancón who won a bronze medal in the IBO 2016. Who are you? Where are you from? I‘m Jorge Tarancón from Spain, concretelly a small village (Pamplona) near France. I‘ve just finished high school and i passed in june the university exam in order to enter at university, so in september i will start studying Biotechnology in …

What does it mean to participate in the IBO? Story 3.

Lei Sun went to IBO 2006 in Argentina from Sweden and won a silver. Below she shares her story. I went to Argentina in 2006. The overall arrangement was so bad that it was still brought up many years later. Then again one can say it set a good example of cautionary tale so it’s unlikely to be as bad …

What does it mean to participate in the IBO? Story 2.

Kay Aull was a participant in the IBO 2003 and 2004. He shares his experience below. I was in the IBO twice representing the USA, in 2003 (Belarus) and 2004 (Australia). I won silver the first time and gold the second. Belarus was…surreal. I was half-convinced I’d fallen asleep on my Campbell and was dreaming the whole thing. Australia was …

What does it mean to participate in the IBO? Story 1.

Jelle Zijlstra, won bronze in 2008 and silver in 2009 IBO. He shares his experience in the IBO below. I was in the IBO twice representing the Netherlands, in 2008 (Mumbai, India) and 2009 (Tsukuba, Japan). I won bronze the first time and silver the second. I had a great time at both Olympiads, but the experience was very different. …