7th Asia-Pacific Conference of Young Scientists (APCYS 2018) and 2nd KVIS Invitational Science Fair (KVIS-ISF) will be held in conjunction with the Science Classrooms in University-Affiliated School Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology and Surawiwats School at Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, Wang Chan Valley, Rayong, Thailand. The conference will be from 5-10 December 2018
Elements of the APCYS 2018 The aim of Asia-Pacific Conference of Young Scientists is to promote and foster an atmosphere of scientific research exchange among students from secondary schools in the Asia-Pacific region by providing opportunities to them to share their research findings. The APCYS encourages the submission of research projects in the categories of (1) physics, (2) engineering, (3) mathematics, (4) computer science, (5) life sciences, and (6) environmental science. Participants are expected to deliver an oral and a poster presentation of their research projects at the conference. In addition to the main activity of the research delivery, both by the oral and poster presentations, the conference will feature a lecture by a prominent scientist or a mathematician, cultural performances from participating countries, Teachers Show and Share session, excursions to areas of interest, and participation in sports.
Conditions for participation in the APCYS 2018 A team that represents each country shall comprise of 1 - 2 team leader(s) and a maximum number of six students. Each student shall not be more than 19 years of age and can be involved with only one research project. Each project shall have a maximum number of two students at the conference. However, the name of students listed as authors on the paper can be more than two. Each participant will be required to pay a registration fee of USD 200. The fee shall cover all the expenses at the conference starting from arriving at the Suvarnabhumi (BKK) or Don Mueng (DMK) Airports to reaching any of these airports for return journey.
Kamnoetvidya Science Academy as the venue for APCYS 2018Kamnoetvidya Science Academy (KVIS) was founded in 2013 with the vision of being a leading science high school promoting wisdom, research, and technology for the nation’s sustainable development. The name Kamnoetvidya, which means “the genesis of knowledge,” was bestowed on the school by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. KVIS is financially supported by the Power of Learning Foundation with an endowment fund provided by the PTT Group of Companies to ensure the sustainability, prosperity, and longevity of the academy. The school is situated in the PTT Group Research and Education Park called the Wang Chan Valley. VISTEC, a research university, and the Wang Chan Forest Project are also located in this park. KVIS is a boarding school and offers specialized curricula that emphasize mathematics, science, and technology to students from years 10 to 12. Only 72 high-ability students are admitted each year for a total student body of 216 students. All these students are on full three-year scholarships. One of the outstanding features of the school is its small-sized classrooms of 18 students. Small classes enable teachers to cater to each individual’s learning style and thus provide customized education to the students.