School: University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW
Field of study: Mathematics
Role: Content writing, concepts
Hello! I’m Ngoc, 16 years old, and I’m from Vietnam. Currently I’m in Australia studying Mathematics at the University of Newcastle. I intend to work in a field which combines Mathematics and Medicine. Some of my hobbies are studying, sports, reading, studying Japanese, philately, woodworking, playing the piano, and meditation (or rather, day-dreaming!).
I contributed towards the site’s content, the games’ and demonstrations’ content and the translations. At first I didn’t like the topic, but as the site grew up, I became passionate about coffee. On the wall next to my bed now is a poster of “Arabica coffee – How to identify and avoid defected beans”!
I accidentally found out about ThinkQuest one night, and it was one of the happiest moments of my life. Being an international student, I was not eligible to participate in many competitions in Australia. During my high school years I dreamt of a competition open for everybody, regardless of their nationality, language, or geographical position. At last, ThinkQuest turned it into a reality -- with many bonus features. It taught me to look at one problem from various angles and to strive for neatness and accuracy. I was motivated by Ammu’s, Sigit’s and Ben’s excellent games and designs so much that I’ve decided to explore programming and web designing as new hobbies. I discovered more about Lan, who possesses many great qualities – both as a friend and as a “boss.” ;) And I discovered more about myself, my craze for game designing and my laze for perfection.
It is virtually impossible to list out all of the impacts ThinkQuest has had on my life – but the most valuable gifts it brought are my teammates. I am constantly amazed by their talent and great personalities. Together we have overcome many obstacles and challenges along the way, and I’m proud of our product: “Coffee: All Ground Up!” I would like to thank Ammu, Sigit, Ben, and Lan for all the good times we had together as collaborators and as great friends. I would like to make special thanks to our attentive coaches, Carol and James, who supported us all along. And finally, I would like to make special thanks to my parents for supporting me and sharing the housework load.
To our visitors – thank you for visiting the site! I hope you’ll enjoy it.