In our quest to conquer new frontiers and address unprecedented problems, rigorous discourse and collaboration amongst the scientific community have ensued, which has led to the acceleration of new and exciting scientific concepts. The recent events in the world has facilitated and ushered multiple solutions borne out of collaboration. This is manifested in the form of nations' sharing of their vaccine resource and expertise, as well as research data. How can experts across the various scientific disciplines collaborate to solve the pertinent challenges of today? What are some novel scientific innovations that arose and how can we nurture creativity amongst our young science talents? In the spirit of borderless learning, this year's ISYF theme “Sparking Innovation, Igniting Collaboration” aims to nurture a united and cohesive community of inspired, passionate and global-minded scientific leaders.
Inspire Passion for Science Among Youth
ISYF aims to provide high-ability students with ample opportunities to share and discuss their interest in science, technology and science research. They will be exposed to many fields of science which will broaden their outlook and understanding of the scientific world. Eminent scientists and other STEM Changemakers will inspire them through stories of their own life experiences and scientific discoveries. These interactions will help create greater awareness among the youth about the importance of broad-based knowledge, keen curiosity, relentless tenacity and a global outlook when considering the pursuit of science as a meaningful and fulfilling endeavour.
Establish Cooperation and Friendship Amongst Young Talented Science Students
Students will have many opportunities to interact in different cross-cultural groups and forge strong bonds with each other throughout the Forum. Activities are designed to promote mutual cooperation, understanding and appreciation of each other's diverse cultures while sharing a common passion in science, technology and research.
Build Capacities of Science Educators
Through professional sharing and discussions among science educators, ISYF helps build the competencies of teachers who are navigating an evolving education landscape.
The programme targets top science students from schools all over the world. Student participants from each school should meet the following criteria:
In addition to the main activities arranged for the students, the educator will have opportunities to share, interact with and learn from fellow educators.
To ensure that the educator benefits fully from the experience, the educator should:
International Science Youth Forum (ISYF) @ Singapore is organised by Hwa Chong Institution with the support of the Ministry of Education (MOE).