10 February 2017
Today was the day when young talented scientists from schools on the Eastern Seaboard and Bangkok came together to compete against each other in our highly competitive St Andrews' Science Fair. This event is the culmination of several weeks of exhaustive investigation by students into a scientific question that interests each individual and aims to stimulate the young scientists of tomorrow. We had 6 schools competing for the right to be called ‘Top Investigative Scientist’ in each of the age categories.
The scientists had to be able to communicate their findings and discuss the processes they employed in order to discover their results in both written and verbal forms. This always results in an entertaining and informative display of their findings and what they have learned through their scientific inquiry. During the event the judges, who came from local scientific industries, worked alongside staff members and had to try and determine through reading the displays, observing the demonstrations and questioning the candidates which of them deserved to be awarded one of the highly coveted prizes. As well as prizes for each age category there was also a 'Grand Prize' for the overall winner: The Cognita Award for Excellence in Science.
A huge thank you must go to our sponsors who supported this event: Cognita, Amari, Ducati, Mermaid Dive Centre, Passione and the PTG. Here are a few photos from the day – there will be more to follow together with the results in a separate post.