Date:July 24th - August 7th 2019(15 Days)

                                                                                                         

THE PRIME MINISTER

 

 

I am delighted to support the London International Youth Science Forum.

I agree that science makes a huge contribution towards making the world a safer place and was pleased to learn that this year's theme will be 'SCIENCE FOR THE FUTURE'.

We want to make the UK the best place in the world to learn science and create a strong STEM workforce. For the UK to reach its full potential, we must draw on all our available talent, improving diversity in the STEM workforce, and inspiring more young people to study STEM subjects.

Events such as LIYSF provide a fantastic platform for young people, from all over the world, to come together and share ideas. I would like to welcome all the participants to the UK for this great event. I hope you enjoy this fantastic experience and make the most of all the opportunities available to you.

Introduction

 The London International Youth Science Forum was founded in 1959, which was the brainchild of the late Philip S Green. LIYSF aims to give a deeper insight into science and its applications, for the benefit of all mankind and to develop a greater understanding between young people of all nations.

 LIYSF has attracted the interest and support of many leading figures in the world of science and politics. An Honorary President assists as a consultative council and currently the President is Professor Richard O'Kennedy of Dublin City University. His predecessors include no less than four Nobel Laureates, (Sir John Cockroft, Sir Lawrence Bragg, Sir Joseph Rotblat and Lord Porter.) Many leading figures in British political life have addressed LIYSF including Neil Kinnock (currently a Commissioner of the European Union) and Margaret Thatcher, the former Prime Minister, who paid two visits to the Science Forum.

 LIYSF is a two week residential event held at Imperial College London, with lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists, visits to industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions and organisations, including world class laboratories and universities.

 LIYSF attracts 500 of the world's leading young scientists aged 16-21 years old from more than 75 participating countries. There is an active social calendar with events designed to enable those from around the world to learn about different cultures. The scope of LIYSF extends further than broadening scientific understanding to engage students in education on other cultures and develop lasting, international friendships.

LIYSF official website:http://www.liysf.org.uk/

 

Partners

Forum features

Principal Lectures and Specialist Lectures

Principal Lectures and Specialist Lectures

Principal Lectures and Specialist Lectures

Principal Plenary Lectures:The Principal Lecture Demonstrations form the foundation of the programme at LIYSF.These sessions are led by high profile eminent scientists from around the world, who are leaders in their fields.

Specialist Lectures:Specialist lectures give participants the chance to benefit from a session that is closer to the scientist, as the groups are much smaller than principal lectures, typically around 60 participants. These smaller focussed sessions are invaluable and allow for a wider range of questions and interaction. These specialist lectures are led by top scientists and researchers who are at the forefront of research, often doing the work themselves.

 

Visit to Research & Scientific Establishments

University:Imperial College London, University of Cambridge,University of Oxford , University of East Anglia, Cranfield University

Research institutions:The Rothamsted Research Centre, The John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Science Museum, Natural History Museum

Industrial sites:Rolls Royce, Airbus UK, Syngenta’s International Research Centre at Jealott’s Hill

Visit to Research & Scientific Establishments

Visit to Research & Scientific Establishments

The Science Forum Bazaar

The Science Forum Bazaar

The Science Forum Bazaar

LIYSF Science BazaarTake part in an exciting opportunity to present your work in a non-competitive environment with fellow students from all over the world and our science experts.

Cultural Showcase:Welcome Party, International Cabaret,Traditions of Home (Sharing World Customs and Fashion Evening), LIYSF Olympics(Sports Day Session with Team Games)

Agenda

Date: July 24th to August 7th 2019

Training System

Lecture Preparation
In this Forum many famous and renowned scientists from around the world will share their research with students. Students need to be familiar with these topics, therefore ASDAN China have prepared a background guide for students to study.

Scientific English Terminology
English is the official language in the Forum, so students need to prepare certain scientific vocabularies. ASDAN China will provide scientific articles with vocabulary list for students to prepare.

Lecture Selection
During the Forum, there are many scientific visits and specialist lectures for students to choose from. ASDAN China will help each student in providing suggestions in making their choices for lectures and visits.

Science Forum Bazaar
During the Forum, delegates can share their scientific research with professors and other delegates. ASDAN China will guide delegates when applying and handing in materials online for the Forum Bazaar.

Cross-Culture Communication Courses
ASDAN China provides Cross-culture communication courses online where students can learn how to communicate with other foreign students of different backgrounds.

Social Programs
Delegates have the chance to showcase their creative talents such as dancing, singing, playing instruments at the Forum. If students are interested, ASDAN China will help in the registration process.

Student Testimonials

Ed Hill
UK
The science forum was more than just two weeks of lectures and visits; it was a way of broadening my horizons and meeting similar people from all over the world. As well as stellar speakers and lecturers, the scientific visits were an excellent opportunity to see how the various sciences are actually applied in the real world, and to experience the inside of research facilities that few people apart from those working there ever see.

Vivienne Wells
Australia
LIYSF met and surpassed every expectation that I had of the scientific, social and communication programs held, despite having already very high expectations of the program. I loved every second of LIYSF whilst I was there, and looking back on it I have grown to love it even more, something which I didn't think would be possible.

Katherine Mowbray
New Zealand
The range of optional visits really did cater to everyone's needs. The people selected to attend the forum were not only brilliant scientists, but they were confident, sporty, musical and outgoing people. LIYSF was truly the best three weeks of my life, not only giving me the opportunity to meet new people and experience such a rich variety of fields within science, but it has given me the confidence to proudly claim the title of 'geek' and aim higher in my studies and life in general. My memories of LIYSF are like little rays of sunshine that really do brighten my day, and I will treasure them forever.

Rizwan Ali
Pakistan
Its enriching, entertaining, and a gateway to unending opportunities! For me, LIYSF was a life changing forum.

Guillem
Spain
Sincerely, LIYSF was a unique experience, I met people from all around the world, I learnt about different cultures, and overall I have reached a deeper and more mature perspective of our global society. Furthermore, I have learned a lot about a wide range of scientific topics. All in all, I can say that it was, without the shadow of a doubt an unrepeatable and onein-a-lifetime experience.

John Murray-Bruce
Nigeria
This experience has considerably changed my perspective on most aspects of life; it also helped boost my confidence, as never before had I walked confidently up to a complete stranger only to be received warmly, and engage in conversation right away.

Kevin Lee
USA
Words fail me as I try to begin describing my experiences at LIYSF. In short, it was magical; a microcosm of the future as envisioned by pioneering scientists. Yet, it was so much more. The well-chosen lectures and ensuing discussions created a wonderfully thought-provoking atmosphere that dramatically impacted how I think about several important issues. The visits to research institutes bestowed unique opportunities to gain new insights into the frontiers or science. Lastly, the people I met inspired me like none had before and became a part of me that I will cherish forever. I experienced both an intellectual and spiritual awakening at LIYSF, and I feel tremendously privileged to have had a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Anirban Poddar
India
The forum itself was the most brilliant presentation of Science in its entirety that one could ask for. With the most diverse range of topics from in depth- Physics, to application of fluorescent light in night-clubs to the latest development in Stem-cell therapy. The way a 14 day forum broadened my perspective on Science was truly incredible.

Nicky Reynolds
UK
There was also a whole range of social activities arranged for us... which included the Welcome Party; theatre trips; sightseeing tours; the great crossword treasure hunt; 'Songs of Home' with traditional songs from different countries... my favourite was definitely the International Cabaret with lots of performances from different cultures.. music, singing, dancing, comedy...

Con Moran
Ireland
LIYSF not only exceeded all of my expectations, it also was one of the most enjoyable times of my life. To be able to celebrate science and learn with my peers from around the world was an amazing experience.

Vaishnaavi Gnanasampathan
New Zealand
The Science Forum is an experience I will never forget, I have learnt so much about science, different cultures, and above all, myself. This Science Forum has exposed me to stunning scientific research... and also introduced me to people whose views and opinions have changed my outlook .... LIYSF was undoubtedly the most incredible two weeks I have had in my entire life.

Participation Process

Apply
<1>: Application and Selection
  • ASDAN China will grant seats to certain schools that provide exemplary recommendation for certain students
  • Awarded students from international science programs
  • Individual applicant
<2>: Register and Payment
<3>: Visa(April)
<4>: Online Academic Materials (April and May)
<5>: Specialist lectures and course selection (May)
<6>: Prepare for LIYSF Science Bazaar and International Cabaret (May and June)
<7>: Arrive in London (July and August)
Requirements
Age:
Aged between 16 and 21 years old when LIYSF takes place - thus date of birth be between 24/7/1997 and 24/7/2003
Academic:
1. Recommended students from outstanding high schools or international schools will be given the priority
2. Awarded students from ASDAN international science programs:
  • British Physics Olympiad (BPhO)
  • Physics Bowl
  • Physics Photo Contest
  • Risng Star China Chemistry Challenge(RSC3)
  • American Regions Mathematics League (ARML)
  • Harvard-MIT MathTournament (HMMT)
  • Princeton University Math Competition (PUMaC)
  • ASDAN Math Tournament (AMT)
  • British Biology Olympiad (BBO)
  • BioOlympiad Initiative USA-China(BIO USACN)
3. Individual applicant:
(1) Materials to be submitted:
  • Two recommendation letters from the science teacher
  • A high command of the English language equivalent to IELTS level 6.5 or TOEFL 90.
  • Proof of your achievements in science programs, or research projects.
(2)ASDAN China telephone interview (3)Outstanding students from interviews who have submitted in materials will be admitted
The number of places is limited therefore register as soon as possible