Delegation S’pore bound for International Science Youth Forum

Syazwani Hj Rosli

Two gifted students under the Special Education Unit (SEU) of the Ministry of Education (MoE) left for Singapore yesterday to take part in the 12th International Science Youth Forum 2020 (ISYF 2020) from January 13-17.

The Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore is organising the event under the theme ‘Evolving Aspirations: Divergent Pathways, Convergent Future.’

Students Sharifah Yura Mona Mas Rahayu binti Abdullah Yura Ulmateen from Tutong Sixth Form Centre (PTET) and Soo Jun Shan from Pengiran Jaya Negara Pengiran Haji Abu Bakar Secondary School were assisted by SEU Education Officer Hajah Aidah Lena Mawarni binti Mohd Noh.

The ISYF is an annual forum where top Science students from 21 countries share their interest and ideas through a poster exhibition, and through research sharing presentations.

They will also broaden their perspectives through excursions to top research institutions and universities in Singapore as well as team project challenges.

The delegation prior to departure. PHOTO: SYAZWANI HJ ROSLI

The highlight of this forum is that it offers a platform for the participants to interact with invited Nobel laureates and eminent scientists during Master classes and focused dialogues.

Sharifah Yura Mona Mas Rahayu and Soo Jun Shan will share their project – dubbed ‘Nyapu Ayer. Floating Waste Collector’ – during the poster exhibition and research sharing presentation. They will share their conceptual design and prototype of a floating waste collector as a possible solution to clean Kampong Ayer and combat the global issue of water pollution.

The forum aims to enrich teachers’ pedagogical competencies through discussions and sharing of ideas and professional practices, among teachers from 21 countries.

The forum will facilitate the development of close ties and future collaborations between the educators.

At the teachers’ session, Hajah Aidah Lena Mawarni will speak about one of National Gifted Education Programme sessions called Brain Food, designed using a concept-based curriculum and instruction approach.

Acting Deputy Head at SEU Dr Mona Aliana binti Dato Paduka Haji Alimin bade the delegation farewell at the Brunei International Airport.