December 18, 2015 - Events

International Students Science Fair – JMSS 2015

JMSS Students In Group Smiling

Over the 7th to 11th December 2015 John Monash Science School had the pleasure of hosting more than 200 international students, teachers and principals.  These international guests were joined by students from across Victoria for a week of workshops, presentations, poster presentations, science visits and tours showcasing the science and research capabilities of Victoria.

We welcomed students from the following institutions:

  • Australian Science and Mathematics School – Australia
  • Boort Secondary College – Australia
  • John Monash Science School – Australia
  • Kaniva College – Australia
  • Maryborough Secondary College – Australia
  • Murrayville Community College – Australia
  • Queensland Academy of Science, Mathematics & Technology – Australia
  • Red Cliffs Secondary College – Australia
  • Rochester Secondary College – Australia
  • Fort Richmond Collegiate – Canada
  • The High School Affiliated to Beihang University – China
  • El Nasr Boys School – Egypt
  • City Montessori School – India
  • Centre for Young Scientists Surya University – Indonesia
  • Budi Mulia Dua International High School – Indonesia
  • Kherad High School – Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Ritsumeikan High School – Japan
  • Ritsumeikan Uji Senior High School – Japan
  • Korea Science Academy/ KAIST – Korea
  • Alam Shah Science School – Malaysia
  • Budhanilkantha School – Nepal
  • Maurick College – Netherlands
  • Philippine Science High School (Main Campus) – Philippines
  • Moscow Chemical Lyceum and Grammar – Russia
  • National Junior College – Singapore
  • NUS High School of Math and Science – Singapore
  • Raffles institution – Singapore
  • Singapore Science and Technology School – Singapore
  • Mahidol Wittayanusorn School – Thailand
  • Chulalongkorn Uni. Demonstration Secondary School – Thailand
  • Camborne Science and Community College – United Kingdom
  • Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy – United States
  • Lewiston-Porter Central School District – Unites States
  • Panahou School – United States

The program included:

  • Keynote speakers and presentations
  • Cultural presentations
  • Student research project presentations
  • Student poster sharing
  • Collaborative student workshops based on themes as decided by the host country
  • Industrial and cultural tours
  • Teacher workshops
  • Principal meetings and workshops
  • Social activities

Thanks to Victoria’s Specialist Science Centres for hosting workshops for students:

Theme: Frontiers in Science

The week-long program took shape under the following sub-themes:

  • Biotechnology
  • Frontier Materials
  • Evolving Universe
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Modelling the Unpredictable
  • Global Landscape

A big thank you to all of our JMSS student volunteers (both current and alumni) and the numerous staff, researchers, post-graduate students and teachers who also volunteered their time to make the event a success.  Follow this link to see the list of ISSF 2015 volunteers.

Our keynote speakers:

  • Dr Alan Finkel, Chancellor, Monash University (2008-2015); Australian Chief Scientist (2015-present)
    Mr Bruce Armstrong, Deputy Secretary, Regional Services Group, Department of Education and Training
    Mr Ken Boal, Vice President, Australia and New Zealand, CISCO Systems
    Professor James Whisstock, Director, Australian Research Centre for Advanced Molecular Imaging
    Professor Michael James, Head of Science, Australian Synchrotron
    Dr Danielle Martin, Scientist, Australian Synchrotron
    Ros Hore, Director Melbourne Precincts, CSIRO
    Deborah Lau, Research Program Leader, Surfaces and Nanosciences
    Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway, Lecturer, School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University
    Dr Ana Travern, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Dr Sharon Flecknow, Research Officer, School of Biomedical Sciences
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