Nhan Dan/VNA – Vietnamese students won a gold, three silvers and a bronze at the 2014 International Youth Invention Exhibition (IYIE), which took place in Taiwan (China) on January 21 and 22. A gold medal went to Tran Van Anh and Nguyen Minh Quang from the Gifted High School of Vietnam National University in Hanoi for their ‘Oil Spill Cleanup by Natural Sorbent from Corncobs’. This invention also won a special prize from the Hong Kong Invention Association. ‘ELP – Easy Learning Programming’ by Dinh Lam Nghi and Pham Vu Minh Cuong, also from VNU Hanoi Gifted High School, won a silver medal and a special prize from the World Invention Intellectual Property Associations (WIIPA) for outstanding applicability. Two more silver medals were awarded to ‘Electricity Saving Software’ and ‘Swindmap: When education meets social network’, invented by Nguyen Manh Duc Tuan from Nguyen Du 2 Junior High School in Hanoi and Luong The Minh Quang from VNU Hanoi Gifted High School. Nguyen Quang Hai, also from VNU Hanoi Gifted High School, won a bronze medal with the ‘Little Man Computer Simulation’. The IYIE is an annual competition for international students co-hosted by the WIIPA and Taiwan’s Far East University. This year’s contest drew the participation of over 1,000 students from almost 100 countries and territories worldwide.