Asian Science Camp 2013 Kicks Off In Tsukuba, Japan
The Asian Science Camp 2013 is taking place this week in Tsukuba, Japan with 200 participants ranging from high school students to university undergraduates.
AsianScientist (Aug. 26, 2013) - The Asian Science Camp 2013 (ASC 2013) is being held this week from August 25 to 30, 2013 at the Epochal Tsukuba-Tsukuba International Congress Center in Tsukuba, Japan.
Hosted annually by a different Asian country, the yearly event invites 200 participants from all over Asia who range from high school students (11th and 12th grade) to first- and second-year university undergraduates.
ASC 2013 is the seventh camp of the series, following successful camps held in Taipei (2007), Bali (2008), Tsukuba (2009), Mumbai (2010), Daejeon (2011), and Jerusalem (2012).
The idea of a youth science camp was conceived in 2005 at the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee, 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba, 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
The purpose of the annual event is to support and encourage youth with an interest in science through discussions with top scientists, and to promote friendships among Asia's next generation of scientists.
This year's camp is organized by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK).
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