A Kane County school will be the first ever in the United States to host the International Student Science Fair.
Aurora’s Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy has been chosen as the site of the 14th Annual International Student Science Fair — for the first time on American soil. The five-day mega event takes place from Wednesday, June 27, through Sunday, July 1, 2018, and will highlight three global challenges that transcend national boundaries: water, hunger and energy.
“When you trust youth to lead, you create space for young people to show you what is possible, through their eyes, in our world. You also create space for youth and adults to lead together,” communications and learning consultant Kelly Page said in a blog on the ISSF LinkedIn page.
More than 150 students, educators and school leaders from the best STEM schools in the world, from across more than 25 countries, will spend those five days “ideating, sharing and collaborating on some big world challenges and the United Nations Global Goals to address them.”
The International Students Science Fair is a major annual event promoted by the International Science Schools Network. The ISSF provides a unique forum for budding scientists to display their enquiry skills and defend their findings in a non-competitive environment.
The event provides students from around the world valuable opportunities to work in collaborative settings to exchange ideas, hone their research techniques and engage their inquisitive minds in the fields of mathematics, science and technologies with like-minded peers.
Through the theme, “Significantly influencing life on our planet through cooperation and collaboration,” IMSA strives to deepen its mission as the world’s leading teaching and learning laboratory for the prosperity and security of present and future generations, organizers said in a news release.
Show Some Social Love
Creating Space for Youth and Adults to Lead Together ~ @IMSA_ @ISSF2018 & @UN @GlobalGoalsUN ~ A #USFirst happens June27th at @IMSA_ for #ISSF2018 as #IMSALeaders bring #STEM educators & students from across the world to work on the #GlobalGoals #ReadMore https://t.co/gtRhwm1zxQ
— Kelly Page (@drkellypage) May 28, 2018
If you are interested in the event, youth social/digital learning in the field, STEM education and the UN SDG’s, you can learn more by joining the fun on social.
For more event information, you can also visit the ISSF website where you can find blogging news and events updates: www.issf2018.com.
About The ISSF
The ISSF was conceived in 2004 by four schools: The Australian Science and Mathematics School, Mahidol Wittayanusorn School Thailand, Korean Science Academy and Ritsumeikan High School, Japan. Now in its 14th year, the ISSF has operated successfully since 2005 and has attracted the participation of many schools across the world.
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships.