An Information Exchange Platform for Scientifically Gifted Children in Asia
An Information Exchange Platform for Scientifically Gifted
Children in Asia
11th Board of Directors Meeting of the ASEAN+3 Center for the Gifted in Science Held
The ASEAN+3 Center for the Gifted in Science (Chairman Park Chang Oung of the Society of International Gifted in Science), which is sponsored by the Ministry of Science and ICT (Minister You Young Min) and the Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity (President Tai Hyun Park), held its 11th Board of Directors Meeting on November 23 at Seoul’s The-K Hotel. The focus of the meeting was to have the ASEAN Secretariat and officials of the ministries of science and technology, ministries of education, and schools for the gifted in science from ASEAN member states to discuss the operation and review the annual events and functions of the center.
Over 20 members of the center’s operation committee from 11 member states,* as well as Assistant Director Lee Sing Cheong of the ASEAN Secretariat’s Science and Technology Division, participated in the meeting to highlight the achievements the center had made over the previous year and exchange opinions regarding the center’s operation in the coming year. The results of this meeting were officially reported to the ASEAN COST (Committee on Science and Technology) Plus Three. * The 11 participating member states were: Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China, and South Korea.
The ASEAN+3 Center for the Gifted in Science serves as an education hub for students gifted in science in the ASEAN+3 countries by developing and providing programs and content for the education of such students, hosting the Student Camp for the Gifted in Science, holding the Junior Science Odyssey, and offering training for teachers responsible for scientifically gifted students.
In January 2018, the 9th ASEAN+3 Student Camp for the Gifted in Science and the Teacher Workshop will be held at the Gyeonggi Science School for the Gifted and in the Suwon area under the theme “Science Hidden in Cultural Heritage.” These events will be attended by eight Korean student representatives, more than 80 students from other member countries, and over 20 teachers from member countries.
[Photo] On November 23, participants of the 11th Board of Directors Meeting of the ASEAN+3 Center for the Gifted in Science shared information on the results of the APT JSO (ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey) at The-K Hotel in Seoul.
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