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A Report from ISYF Programme From 17th- 24 th January 2009

1.     Participants       :

·         I. B. Peradnya Dinata     (XII A 2)

·         Heidi Patricia                     (XI  A 3)

·         Putu Nina Belinda Saka(XI  A 6)

Teacher                :

·         I Nyoman Suarta

2.       Acknowledgements

 We would like to thank our supervisor I Gusti Kompyang Raka and I Nyoman Suarta for the valuable advice and support that they had given to us in writing this report. We would also like to thank our teachers and friends for the encouragement and guidance. Our deepest thanks go to our headmaster, Drs. I Wayan Rika for giving us a chance, understanding and support which are given to us to go toSingapore. And thanks also for I Nyoman Suarta, for guiding us there. And the last one, the important one, we want to say thank you to ISYF committee for giving us a chance to follow this programme.

 

 

 

3.       The Programme Overview

 

The  1st International Science Youth Forum @ Singapore which draw attendance from top Science Student from premier school across Asia with feature Focus Dialogues with Nobel Laureates, Professors Douglas D. Osheroff (1996 Physics), Kurt Wϋthrich (2002 Chemistry) and Anthony James Legget (2003 Physics).

 

 

 

The overarching aim of International Science Youth Forum (ISYF) is to create a high-profile platform for elite Science students fromAsiato network with their counterparts and to build the capacities of their Science Educators. Co-operation and friendships will be established amongst young talented Science students. Students will have opportunities to interact and form strong bonds with each other. Activities are designed to promote mutual co-operation, understanding and appreciation of each other’s diverse cultures, as well as to provide opportunity for professional sharing and networking amongst scientist and fellow science educators overseas. The competence of teachers will be enhanced through exchanges of idea s and discussions. Furthermore, ISYF could also provide a platform for establishment and development of close ties among schools fromAsia, facilitating future collaborations and so-operation among these institutions of learning.

 

 

 

ISYF also aims to inspire passion for Science amongst youths. This event will provide high ability students will ample opportunities to be innovative and creative. The programme hopes to equip the students with a global mindset in their pursuit of scientific knowledge. Participants will also have opportunities to discuss their own research work with fellow students from different country and to take part in hands-on activities at Hwa Chong Institution’s Science Research Centre.  

 

 

 

The forum aims also to provide students with an avenue for intellectual dialogue and engagement with Nobel Laureates and other eminent scientist. This will create greater awareness amongst the youth about the importance of broad-based knowledge, diverse interests, deep passion, tenacity, and a global perspective in the pursuit of science excellence.

 

 

 

In the end, we hope that students and teachers alike will benefit from the interactions with Nobel Laureates and other eminent scientists, as well as their peers from other parts ofAsia. ISYF hopes to benefit not only students, but also the educators in Science.

 

 

 

4.       Nobel Laureates

 

·         Anthony James Legget (The Nobel Prizes in Physics 2003)

 

Sir Anthony James Legget (born March 26, 1938) shared the Nobel Prizes in Physics in 2003 with Alexei A. Abrikosov and Vitaly L. Ginzburg for his pioneering work on Superfluidity.

 

·         Douglas D. Osheraff (The Nobel Prize in Physics 1996)

 

Douglas Dean Osheraff (born August 1, 1945) is a physicist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1996 with David M. Lee and Robert C. Richardson for discovering the superfluidic nature of 3He. The discovery was made in 1971, while Osheroff was a graduate student at Cornell.

 

·         Kurt Wϋthrich (The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2002)

 

Kurt Wϋthrich (born October 4, 1938) is a Swiss Chemist. He was awarded one half of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2002 for his development of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy for determining the 3-dimensional structure of biological macromolecules solution, the other half being awarded to John John B. Fenn and Koichi Tanaka for their development of mass spectrometry for studies of biological macromolecules.

 

 

 

5.       Daily Programme

 

·         Saturday, January 17,2009

 

We arrived at Chang-i Airport, Singaporein the evening.  Hwa Chong’s students welcomed us and brought us to put our luggages atHwaChongBoarding School. Then, we took a bus and little bit sense of walk around to get dinner at a food court inSingapore, guided by Hwa Chong’s students’ facilitators. In midnight, we came back to boarding school.

 

The 1st International Science Youth Forum (ISYF) 2009 at Singapore

 

 

 

·       Sunday, January 18,2009

 

This is our free day, before the official programs from ISYF. In the morning, we got our breakfast in Dining Hall with milk and cereal. Then, we were guided by Hwa Chong’s student as our facilitator to go around Hwa Chong Institution Boarding School (HCIBS) and also Hwa Chong Institution (HCI). At noon, after ate our lunch, we grabbed a chance to experience shopping along Orchard Road, went to a big book store called Border, and took a window shopping at several mall in the heart of Singapore city. At night, we got our first night briefing from ISYF committee for the first day programme.

 

 

 

·         Monday, January 19,2009

 

Our first day program began. After we got breakfast, we were whisked from HCIBS to the High School auditorium for the official Opening Ceremony of the ISYF; it was a very big auditorium. Then, we got our first group work meeting. We exchanged ideas and opinions about plethora of issues, ranging from environmental degradation, to ethics and Science education. After the welcome lunch, we headed off in all directions, exploring the nooks and crannies ofSingaporein the Amazing Race. This programme was the interesting one, in this part of programme; we went all aroundSingaporeand find the clues which were given by the facilitators. At the end of the day, after the tiring amazing race, we went to theSentosaIslandand watched “Song of the Sea” which was very nice water musical dance. Although it was a very tiring day, we got our own experience about Singaporean’s lifestyle and tradition. It will be the unforgettable memories for us.

 

 

 

·         Tuesday, January 20,2009

 

This is our second day program. In the morning, we got our breakfast in the Dining Hall at Hwa Chong Institution Boarding School (HCIBS). Then, we got our morning briefing for this day program in the LTSRC. After a short briefing, one of Singapore participant, Cederych Beh, presented about Singaporean’s lifestyle, culture, and the excitement of Singapore. Then, he asked all of his Singaporean friends to sing with him along. That was a nice song I ever heard, they all were very great, and that was the first session of culture hour program, Singaporean’s culture hour session. After 30 minutes presentation, a woman came and presented her part about copyright and patents 101 by IPOS. It just take a half of hour, then we were guided by the facilitators followed the next program, conference. In this session, all of us, SMA Negeri 4 Denpasar participants presented our project in the different class. This conference was a program to recruit the 3 best presentations to present their project in front of the Nobel laureates. After a long time of conference, the Hwa Chong’s teacher sent the 3 best participant, they were Ang Bao Joseph and friends from Hwa Chong Institution - Singapore, Tan Wei Han from Hwa Chong Institution - Singapore, and Heidi Patricia from SMA Negeri 4 Denpasar – Bali – Indonesia. It was a great honour for Indonesia, especially Bali, for being chosen to have a chance for presented Heidi’s project “Rolling Bridge as an Innovation Bridge with Rotate Application Concept and Crow-feet Construction” in front of the Nobel Laureates and the Ministry of Education of Singapore and also the other distinguished guests. Even the Prof. Kurt Wϋthrich (The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2002) appreciated on Heidi’s project very well. He said, “I think you know more than I do on the construction of bridges, that I have nothing to say but to congratulate you”.

 

After that tiring of Science research symposium, we got our little time for break, change our clothes, and ate some foods. At the evening, we prepared to go to the Night Safari, with our same group as our Amazing Race group.

 

The Night Safari was excellent. We got entertained by some night creatures, then go around Safari with the shuttle bus, and had a little walk along the track. It was really cool and exciting for all of us…!

 

 

 

·         Wednesday, January 21, 2009

 

In the morning, we got our second session of culture hour. This session is made to explore the culture of many different countries. Then, followed by the first focus dialogue session. We were separated into three big groups, each group will took a different speaker, there were Prof. Douglas Osheroff (Nobel Laureates), Prof. Kurt Wϋthrich (Nobel Laureates), and Local Scientists. Every day, each group will get different speaker and different topic. It was a nice and great session, we can discuss much kind of things with the Nobel laureates. After an exciting focus dialogue, we moved to our book circle group to discuss the book that they sent to us before we arrived at Singapore. That session brought us to be cooperated with our group members to discuss many sides of the book. It quite a nice session, we learnt how to understand each other and tried to applied the knowledge from the book into our real life. In the afternoon, after a short break and lunch, we moved again to a big auditorium to join the panel discussion. In this part of session, Prof. Kurt Wϋthrich opened the panel discussion with is presentation “My Life as a Scientist”. He discussed about the protein structures and his work with them using NMR. Later, during the panel discussion, Professor Wϋthrich and Professor Osheroff shared their views on research and their position as Nobel laureates. Professor Osheroff went n to express his opinion that solving a science problem was a battle between him and nature. It was awesome, heard a Nobel Laureates and its presentation, we do know a lot more of science. Then, at the evening, we got our free time in the sightseeing. We can go around Singapore as we want, do shopping, window shopping or just see the ethnic and important place at Singapore, some of us took the opportunity to catch a movie or tour Chinatown, Singapore’s oldest ethnic district, admist the buzz of the preparations for Chinese New Year. There were also those who cycled at East Coast Park, and strolled along Orchard Road, Esplanade, Victoria Concert Hall for a memorable and fun-filled evening. 

 

 

 

 

 

·         Thursday, January 22, 2009

 

Our forth day program filled by the second session of focus dialogue and University Visit to NUS (National University of Singapore) and NTU (NanyangTechnologicalUniversity).

 

At the morning, we had our breakfast and then took a short daily briefing from our facilitator about what to do on each day. After that, the third session of culture hour was held and followed by the second focus dialogue session. We discussed pressing ethical challenges a scientist or budding scientist would face in today’s world, such as how to deal with unsuccessful or anomalous result, whether scientists should be held responsible for the misuse of their inventions and whether science should be directed towards making tangible improvements to the lives of people or to be pursued for its own sake. Then after lunch, from afternoon until evening, it’s time for university visit. We separated into two big groups, one group go to NTU and one more go to NUS. It’s really nice to know campus life-style and what people learnt in university. Some of us had a tour to the NUS museum showcasing the Le Kong Chian collection and other art pieces and the Singapore Synchrotron Light Source, and some others who go to NTU saw the prototype of an intelligent vehicle. And after a tiring university visit, we went for dinner with host family. Together with their families, local participants and facilitators took up a new role-playing to foreign participants at dinner time. We spent an evening involving sumptuous food and dessert, play games, chit-chat sessions, shopping, and also sight-seeing.

 

 

 

·          Friday, January 23, 2009

 

This was our last day program. Started with breakfast, then we go to the school yard for official closing ceremony. After that ceremony, we were guided to watch the celebration of Chinese New Year which was held by the Hwa Chong Institution. There were a barongsai attraction, karate, modern dance, and also a traditional Chinese orchestra. It was very amazing for us. We never found a great Chinese new year celebration like this inIndonesia. Then we did our last culture hour session for about one hour. After that, we had our third session of focus dialogue, we discuss about science and the ever-changing environment. It was nice, we could share our point of view with them and also tried to find the solution for the environment problems. At noon, we got our lunch, and then we had a workshop on HCI. We, all ofIndonesia participant took a pilot course for this workshop. We tried a simulation for being a pilot through the computer screen. It was really fun and exciting moment, actually being a pilot is not that easy to do, we realized that after tried to be it. And then, we had a little time to go back to theHwaChongInstitutionBoarding School to change our clothes for the last Closing Ceremony. We, SMA Negeri 4 Denpasar participants all wore traditional clothes to show the culture of Balinese people. In this closing ceremony, we had our dinner at Shangri-La Ballroom. It was a very nice moment, we took lot of photos with the other participants as an unforgettable memories for us, then, our Chairman and co-chairman collaborated to amused us with their piano and sing a long session. We got our unforgettable memories along these five days with ISYF program and we really enjoyed it so much.

 

 The 1st International Science Youth Forum (ISYF) 2009 at Singapore

 

·         Saturday, January 24,2009

 

This is our free day program and also our last day atSingapore. In this day, we all free to go everywhere we want. One of us, went aroundSingaporewith her brother, and the other, walked aroundSingaporetogether with theJakarta’s Participants. We went to Kinokunia book store,Orchard Road, Shopping at mall, or just looked aroundSingapore. Then, around three o’clock in the afternoon, we went to the Chang-I Airport and have a flight back to Denpasar.

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