The 2016 UNIST International Science Camp will be held at UNIST from May 24th to 30th, 2016, inviting a National Science Olympiad Team from Kazakhstan, a country rich in natural resources.
This is a weeklong intensive problem solving camp to help students prepare for the future science related endeavors. This year’s science camp was attended by a total of 17 gifted students from Kazakhstan and 4 teachers in charge.
The primary purpose of this event is to train younger students in Olympiad-level problem solving and broaden their science, technology, engineering, mathematical (STEM) horizons. This event is not only a training camp but also a competition in and of itself.
“We are excited to provide a wide range of resources and hands-on learning experiences to help these Kazakhstan students prepare for the upcoming International Olympiads,” says Prof. Hyung Joon Cho, Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs at UNIST. He continues “We hope to continuously offer services and events like this that can help prepare students to become more successful in their future endeavors.”
The primary purpose of this event is to train younger students in Olympiad-level problem solving and broaden their science, technology, engineering, mathematical (STEM) horizons. This event is not only a training camp but also a competition in and of itself. In addition to regularly scheduled courses and team projects, participants will also have a chance to experience traditional Korean culture.
“I was amazed by UNIST’s cutting-edge equipment and research facilities,” says Temirlan Amangeldinov, one of the participants in the 2016 UNIST International Science Camp. He adds, “I am certain that this visit will benefit me greatly in pursuing my goals, which are winning a gold medal at the upcoming International Olympiads, getting accepted to UNIST, and winning a Nobel Prize.”
For three years since 2013, a total of 27 medals have been won by students who participated in the previous UNIST International Science Camps. Moreover, among the past participants, there was one student from Kazakhstan, named Almas Serikov who has been accepted into UNIST for Division of General Studies, last year. Mr. Serikov attended the camp in both 2014 and 2015.