SCIENCE CASTLE ASEAN 2020 was held on 4th and 5th November. This year it was held online on ZOOM to cater to students’ learning during the COVID pandemic. 2019 event report can be found here.
The two-day event saw 140 attendees from ASEAN region and Japan. This year, 15 Student teams from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan and India shared their research projects online. The projects were categorised namely into Plastic Waste & Natural Resources, Energy, Food & Agriculture and Space & Earth Science. Each session was conducted in 2 sections, the first section being the students’ presentation. Second section was allocated for Q&A plus the discussion.
Abstracts of the project can be found here.
This year, researchers from NTU and NUS joined us as moderators and panelists to share their views and feedback on the students’ projects.
Plastic Waste & Natural Resources Session
Moderator: Captain Faiz Kamaludin
Panelists: Dr. Joanna Coleman, Ms. Anisa Azizah
Moderator: Ms. Idarahayu Ayob
Panelists: Assoc Prof. Alessandro Romagnoli, Dr. Rivellini Laura-Helena
Food & Agriculture Session
Moderator: Ms. Anisa Azizah
Panelists: Prof. William Chen, Ms. Juhi Singh
Space and Earth Science Session
Moderator: Captain Mohammed Faiz Kamaludin
Panelists: Dr. Huang Weimin, Dr. Chen Zhi Hao
This was done to create opportunities for researchers who have different experience and backgrounds to exchange ideas in hope to create new research project ideas. Leave a Nest has been collaborating with researchers through the Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Singapore since 2019. This is the first year we are connecting students with academic researchers. We hope to update the Science Castle ASEAN Platform to an interdisciplinary collaboration platform starting this year.
Next year Science Castle ASEAN will be on 5-6 November 2021. The upcoming theme will be announced by the end of the year, stay tuned for more updates.
Leave a Nest works towards Advancing Science and Technology for Global Happiness through nurturing students in NEST (Nature, Engineering, Science and Technology) education, research and innovation. We are open to partnership opportunities. Interested parties may contact us for more information.
Parties who may be interested in finding out more about the Science Castle ASEAN and other education related projects can contact us at [email protected].