Life Sciences Bio-Innovation Week, Canada 2017

This year Neil ‘Doc’ Davis and Geetha Nair with six students, Jose Inaldo, Tash Candy, Alannah Williams, Millie Cartwright, Michael Nitschke and Elliott Mordaunt went to Winnipeg, Canada to participate in the Bio-Innovation Week. The theme was “Models for Food and Water Security” and included classroom activities, participation in the Agricultural Bioscience International Conference, workshops, visits to Research facilities and the Human Rights Museum.

Before returning to Adelaide the group visited Niagara Falls for sightseeing, taking the ‘Maid of Mist’ boat to the base of, and a journey behind the falls. They also had a lot of fun at the Clifton Hill Amusement Park.

International Science Challenge, Singapore 2017

The Singapore International Science Challenge (SISC) was an opportunity to work with students from around the world. We worked in mixed teams to solve problems in 3 challenges – the poster challenge, the Machine Learning challenge and the Design and Build challenge.

There were excursions too, including a visit to Singapore University for Technology and Design and to Gardens by the Bay. After SISC finished we had time to discover Singapore. Sentosa Island, the Merlion, Hard Rock Café and Universal Studios were just some of the landmarks we visited. We made friends from all over the world, learned a lot and had a great time.

Pacific Fair, New Caledonia 2017

September saw Kay Gillett, Ben Mattsson, Luke Wagner, Hannah Hains and Indigo Platt participating in the College of Agriculture Michel Rocard Science Fair in New Caledonia. They visited the north of the island to present their research projects at the ‘Science Village’, participated in classroom activities and visited lagoons, forests, mangroves, aquaculture laboratory and the Naturals Spaces Conservatory.

After a day travelling back to the south with visits to the beach to snorkel, the aquarium and museum along the way Indigo, Hannah and Luke presented their Research Projects again at the ‘Youth Science Contest’ in Noumea.

International Students Science Fair, South Korea 2017

From 19 – 23 June, four ASMS students, Yu Ri Park, Tegan Berry-Smith, Tayla Sellick and Marvellous Ogbeide, had the opportunity to attend ISSF 2017 hosted by Korea Science Academy of KAIST in Busan. We were able to witness the culture of South Korea, present our research posters and compete in science competitions. Tours and lectures around the school allowed us to observe different learning environments.

After the competition, we explored South Korea in new ways in Seoul. We wore Hanbok (the traditional costume of Korea) while exploring the Palace in Seoul, ate Korean food (including live octopus, which was a challenge to our taste buds and minds) and immersed ourselves in the Korean culture. The most popular activity was shopping. As fast as we arrived, we had to say goodbye to lovely South Korea. We parted with new confidence, views on the world and our learning, great memories and new lifelong friends.

Super Science Fair, Japan 2017

Jules Potiki and Renee Scarborough with students Tish Magsarjav, Taine Murray, Shona Prabhakaren, Seonil Jee and Riley Pemberton participated in the Japan Super Science Fair hosted by Ritsumeikan High School in Kyoto, Japan in November 2017.

The week-long event included a poster display, seminar presentations, Science World workshops, lectures and industrial tours. Following this week there were some great sightseeing opportunities going to Hiroshima and the Peace Park, Miyajima Island with the Torii Gate in the sea and free-roaming deer, Osaka with its castle and temples and finally Universal Studios.

Camborne Science & International Academy’s Science Fair, England 2017

“Jayce Birrell, Cody Morgan and I were fortunate to attend the Camborne Science & International Academy’s Science Fair. During the fair, we stayed with host families which allowed us to fully experience the Cornish culture. We worked collaboratively with other international students during the fair and participated in several excursions.Our last 4 days in England were spent sightseeing in London. Highlights included Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, Lord’s Oval, The Tower of London, The Science Museum, Royal Observatory and many more. It was a great trip which we really enjoyed.