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Saturday, January 12 • 10:30am - 11:30am
UK-Japan Young Scientists Researching Together: Science as a cultural bridge (492)

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Clifton Scientific Trust has a new vision for science education. Working with schools to enable students of all ages and backgrounds to encounter the challenge of real life scientific questioning, exploration and application.

The UK-Japan Young Scientist Workshop Programme brings 16-18 year old school students from both countries to live together and work in small international teams in leading universities with British and Japanese scientists and engineers.  At the end of the week, each team presents its achievements and answers questions in front of an audience including distinguished guests UK-Japan Young Scientist Workshop Programme Overview .

The Workshops have amazing impact on the students who participate, not only as young scientists and engineers as evidenced by the quality of their team presentations but also in the team-working and communication skills they develop, in the global awareness they acquire and in the quality of the international friendships they form.

To date since 2001 we have run with our colleagues in Japan 23 of these Workshops impacting more than 1200 students. UK-Japan Young Scientist Workshops 2001-2018 The 2017 UK-Japan Young Scientist Workshops were hosted in Cambridge and Tohoku Universities. Taken together 100 school students were involved split roughly equally between the two Workshops, 58 girls, 42 boys working in 17 projects led by British and Japanese scientists and engineers.  The Cambridge Workshop engaged students from 16 schools, the Tohoku Workshop from 14 schools in both countries.  36 teachers accompanied their students. xxxxx

In 2019, we are planning Workshops again in Cambridge and in Kyoto Universities.  Places are still available and if your school would like to take part please do let us know. We use the resources we raise to the fullest extent to support UK students from disadvantaged communities who would otherwise be excluded.


Dr Eric Albone

Clifton Scientific Trust

Simon Lewis

Biology Teacher, Thomas Hardye School

Saturday January 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Muirhead 113
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