MD students represent nation at ISYF 2013
| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
TWO gifted students will be representing Brunei Darussalam in the 5th International Science Youth Forum (ISYF) 2013, Singapore that is scheduled to start today and end on January 24.
The two students, Nur Firzanah Bazilah binti Haji Othaman and Lim Tian Yee, both from Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah (MD) were assisted by Cikgu Dyg Hajah Sri Yani binti Hj Awang Hepnie, a lead teacher for Gifted Education from Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College.
In an interview with Nur Firzanah Bazilah binti Haji Othman, 16, who is currently taking Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics, expressed her excitement towards ISYF 2013.
“This is my first trip to represent Brunei and I am very proud and thankful to have been given the opportunity to represent Brunei as well as my school to participate in the long-awaited ISYF 2013.”
For five consecutive years, ISYF provides a platform for talented young science students and their educators from all around the world to congregate and interact with one another. With over 120 student delegates and educators from 16 different countries joining the event this year, ISYF hoped to provide an enriching learning experience for the participating young individuals filled with opportunities for all to gain deeper insights into not just science, but also one another’s cultures.
The main aim of ISYF is to expose and inculcate in young scientists the right core values and attributes required to overcome challenges in the 21st century.
This year’s theme, ‘Breaking Through’, highlights two important aspects of the scientific journey that projects the voyage of scientific exploration and research and at the same time, to celebrate the accomplishments of numerous scientists who have achieved radical breakthroughs in their scientific research.
Invited Nobel Laureates for ISYF 2013 are Professor Albert Fert (The Noble Prize in Physics 2007), Professor Sydney Brenner (The Noble Prize in Physiology/Medicine 2002), Professor Douglas D Osheroff (The Noble Prize in Physics 1996), Professor Vladmir Voevodsky (The Fields Medal 2002) and Professor Dan Shechtman (The Noble Prize in Chemistry 2011).