KAMPAR – 08 May 2017: Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF) is holding the 11th Asian Science Camp (ASC) at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Kampar Campus from 20 to 26 August 2017.
Members of the public are welcome to attend the free plenary sessions conducted by four Nobel Laureates as well as top scientists and technologists on 21, 22 and 24 August 2017.
The ASC has been organised annually since its inaugural camp held in Taiwan in 2007. Succeeding the previous camp in Bengaluru, India last year, the ASC 2017 will be held in Malaysia for the first time at UTAR.
The ASC aims to enlighten science-talented youths through close interaction with top international STEM scholars. It also seeks to promote international friendship and cooperation among the best students of the next generation in Asia.
According to the KLESF, it has won the bid for the hosting of the Asian Science Camp 2017. The camp will see some 300 youths from various Asian countries to join and interact. The Sultan of Perak will also be attending the opening ceremony.
Besides plenary sessions, the ASC 2017 also encompasses a wide range of activities including round table discussions, student-to-master dialogues, a creativity poster competition, an excursion.
The idea of ASC was co-proposed in September 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Lee Yuan-Tseh from Taiwan, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, together with Professor Masatoshi Koshiba from Japan, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
For participation and more information about ASC 2017, kindly visit http://www.asc2017.net/.
The idea of Asian Science Camp (ASC) was co-proposed in September 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee from Taiwan, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba from Japan, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics. With Lindau Science Meeting set as a model which has been held in Germany for more than half a century, the ASC invites many Nobel Laureates or world-distinguished scientists as speakers, and devises an interesting programme to attract participants for a series of activities. The ASC is held annually by the board members by turns. Read more about ASC at http://www.asiansciencecamp.org/.
The KLESF is part of the Science To Action (S2A) initiative announced by the Prime Minister in 2013 to mainstream the usage and understanding science to the society and promote innovation and technology as one of the strategic reform initiatives for national development. Under KLESF, other programmes such as the KLESF Mentorship Programme (KMP), KMD, Symposium on Science Education (SoSE), and KLESF-Petrosains Workshop, have groomed educators to be more effective and efficient in teaching STEM to children. The KLESF partners comprise of the Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT), and The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) is highly reputed as one of the fastest growing private higher education institutions in the country since its inception in 2002. From only 411 students, the University’s enrolment has now reached 26,000 students with campuses located in Kampar, Perak and Bandar Sungai Long, Selangor. UTAR has graduated over 48,000 students since its inaugural convocation in 2005. The University currently offers more than 110 academic programmes from Foundation Studies to Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in the fields of Accounting, Business and Economics, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Process Management, Agriculture and Food Science, Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Creative Industries and Design, Engineering and Built Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, and Medicine and Health Sciences. For more information, go to www.utar.edu.my or call 05-468 8888 (Kampar Campus), 03- 9086 0288 (Sungai Long Campus).
拉曼大学 Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)