Initiatives

THF is sponsoring Asian Science Camp 2017 as part of its efforts to promote STEM education in the region

The idea of Asian Science Camp (ASC) was co-proposed in September 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee from Taiwan, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba from Japan, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics.

Group Photo – Asian Science Camp 2015

ASC is an annual event that aims to enlighten science-talented youths through discussions and dialogues with top scholars and technologists in the world and to promote the international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia.

Asian Science Camp 2017 (ASC 2017), the eleventh of the series, will be held from 20 August to 26 August at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Kampar Campus) in Malaysia.

…it is really a very urgent task to reshape the education system in our area. A realistic first step is to provide those very bright students an opportunity to satisfy their desire for learning and inspire them to pursue excellence in science research.

As part of its effort to promote STEM education in the region, The HEAD Foundation is sponsoring the visit of a Nobel laureate to the camp and science excursions for the camp participants.

Among the Nobel laureates who will be sharing their knowledge and experience at the camp this year are Professor Lee Yuan-Tseh (Chemistry, 1986), Professor Sir Richard J. Roberts (Medicine, 1993). Professor David Jonathan Gross (Physics, 2004) and Professor Dr. Ada E. Yonath (Chemistry, 2009).

The Foundation is also supporting other initiatives related to STEM education, including a regional STEM research by UTAR and STEM & Maker education programmes by Arus Academy.