Fourteen Concordia International School Shanghai students joined hundreds of young researchers from all around China to present their scientific research at the 2016 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Chengdu in March. The fair was a chance for students to showcase their talents on an international stage, where doctoral level scientists reviewed and judged their work. Disciplines included all branches of science and engineering, from computer programming to microbiology.
Students left the event galvanized and excited about the possibility of conducting their own investigations.
"I had a lot of fun learning about biology, engineering, big data, chemistry and many other scientific fields, and I’ve been inspired to submit a project of my own,” said eleventh grader Alan S. Another grade 11 student, Yiluo L., added, “I will probably devote my extracurricular time entirely to research and astronomy next year!”
Interested students will have the opportunity to work on their in projects in a research course that Concordia will offer for the upcoming school year. The new course will allow students to develop and carry out independent research under the guidance of one or more faculty members. Once their projects are complete, students may enter them in science fairs such as the ISEF or have their work published in scientific journals.