Korea Science Academy Science Fair

Dream! Design! Create!

The biennial Korea Science Academy Science Fair was truly an unforgettable experience. The fair ran over the course of five science filled days, and consisted of a number of amazing events that inspired all of us in our pursuit of scientific excellence. 

We were invited to present two of our projects, one on machine learning to detect skin cancer by Cally Ferguson, presented with Matthew Yau, as well as one on the effect of green tea on stem cell proliferation. The poster and oral presentation sessions gave us invaluable insight into the skills needed to succeed in research, as well as giving us the opportunity to view the work of the international community. Both projects performed extremely well, with my project winning ‘Most Innovative’.

There was an extensive list of options for the science workshops, which were also mini competitions. Cally and I participated in the engineering workshop, where we built a robot arm. We were split into teams, where we were able to form friendships with people from all over the world, from Kenya to Hong Kong.

Matthew worked in the physics workshop, where he built Heron’s fountain. A huge congratulations to Matthew and his team for winning the physics workshop!

Overall, both the culture and scientific experiences of the KSASF have further built on our passion for science, and allowed us to create a global network of like-minded peers. 

Both domestic and international science fairs are incredible chances to propel your future in science, and we would like to thank Mr Chisholm and Ms Ryan for ensuring our safety during the trip.