Gyeonggibuk Science High School

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Gyeonggibuk Science High School
Hangul 경기북과학고등학교
Hanja 京畿北科學高等學校
Revised Romanization Gyeonggibuk Gwahak Godeung Hakgyo
McCune–Reischauer Kyŏnggibuk Kwahak Kodŭng Hakkyo
The main building of GBS (taken in August 2002

Gyeonggibuk Science High School(GBS, Korean: 경기북과학고등학교) is a science high school in Uijeongbu, Republic of Korea established in 2005. It was called Uijeongbu Science High School(UIS) before January 7, 2008. Some Korean students called GBS "Uigwak" which is from the pronunciation of UIS. There are about 230 students. Most students go on to university in the second year. GBS covers an area of 25,000㎡ with 18 classrooms and 16 laboratories. All students live in the dormitory. Two students use one room.

Achievements in Olympiads[edit]

  • June, 2006 : The 14th International Environmental Project Olympiad
  • November, 2006 : The 11th International Astronomy Olympiad (A gold prize)
  • December, 2006 : The 2nd Asia-Pacific Astronomy Olympiad
  • October, 2007 : The 12th International Astronomy Olympiad (A gold prize)
  • April, 2010 : The 18th International Environmental Project Olympiad (The grand prize)
  • July, 2010 : The 42nd International Chemistry Olympia(A gold prize)
  • August, 2012 : The 6th International Astronomy and Astrophysics Olympiad (A bronze medal)

The mark of GBS[edit]

The mark of UIS(the old name of GBS)

The vertical line at the center of the crest represents a pen, which suggests that GBS should be a place of seeking after truth and should be open to all talented students. The letter "S" represents "Science," the arching black line around it symbolizes the orbit of an electron, and "●" symbolizes the atomic nucleus.

The motto of GBS[edit]

  • Jeolmun(절문, 切問): Digging into a problem with a good question
  • Geunsa(근사, 近思): Materializing an idea to be able to practice

Sisterly Relationship[edit]

In 2006, GBS set up sisterly relationship with National Hsinchu Senior High School in Taiwan

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°45′31″N 127°01′10″E / 37.75861°N 127.01944°E / 37.75861; 127.01944