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About
KVIS-ISF
2023

KVIS has been honoured to host the Kamnoetvidya Invitational Science Fair (KVIS-ISF) annually since 2017. This is a place to gather students and instructors who have strong passion in science and technology. Not only will participants share academic knowledge, but they will also exchange their inventions, scientific thoughts, and local traditions without the barriers of national boundaries and races.

Where

Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, Thailand

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When

Tuesday to Friday
24-27 January 2023

Event Outline

On behalf of the 6th KVIS-ISF organizing team, we are pleased to welcome your school and students as participants in the 6th KVIS Invitational Science Fair on 24 to 27 January 2023 which will be held in Rayong, Thailand.

Each participating school is welcome to nominate one team consisting of the principal, two students and a teacher. The student nominees must be current students in grade 10 to 12, and a maximum of one research project per school is allowed. The theme of the 6th KVIS-ISF, “Into the Forestverse”, makes it the perfect occasion for everyone to meet in person and savor the atmosphere of the green KVIS campus.

To ensure that the fair will run smoothly, we would like all participants to closely follow the event outline as follows:

Program Details:

Dates

The 6th KVIS Invitational Science Fair will be held from 24 to 27 January 2023.

Venue

Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, Wangchan, Rayong, Thailand, and surrounding areas.

Language

The official language for this event is English.

The registration process will open shortly on the KVIS website, and it will require you to complete the following forms by the date mentioned in the table below.

Submission dates and tentative schedule:

Activities
Due Date
Via
Confirmation of Participation 16 September2022
Email
Registration of participants 12 November 2022
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Registration For KVIS only 12 November 2022
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Abstract Submission 19 November 2022
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Teacher Sharing 19 November 2022
Email
Slide and research paper submission 20 December 2022
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Scientific Activities, Recreation, and Excursion 20 December 2022
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Cultural Performance and Consent Letter 20 December 2022
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School and Group Photos 20 December 2022
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Transportation Detail 20 December 2022
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1. Abstract

The research abstract of the student’s project (350 words) must be submitted and follow the below format:

  • Title: Calibri, Bold, 14-point
  • Authors list: Calibri, Bold, 11-point
  • School name, COUNTRY: Calibri 11-point
  • Supervisor: Calibri 11-point
  • Email: Calibri 11-point, and email address of project advisor
  • Abstract: Calibri 10-point, text-justify (no more than 350 words)
  • Keywords: Calibri 10-point (no more than 6 words)

2. Oral and Poster Presentation

2.1 Presentation duration: Each project is allocated 8 minutes for presentation, and 5 minutes for Q & A with the audience. Please be well prepared and ensure you follow your allotted time. A moderator will interrupt if the presentation is found to be

ill-prepared or goes over time.

2.2 Slide submission: All presenters should submit their slides by email to the organizer in advance, no later than 20 December 2022. In case of any slide updates before the presentation, presenters can re-upload their slides with the organizer on the 24 January 2023 from 7:30 – 8:30 hours. The latest version of Power Point office 365 will be available on the provided laptop from the organizer for presentations. For the connection to a high definition (HD) projector, HDMI will be used.

2.3 Research Paper: The research paper should be submitted accordingly. The format of the

research paper is as follows:

- Word Document
- 1.5 line spacing
- Calibri 11-point
- Maximum 7 pages (inclusive of abstract, appendices, citations, and references)

2.4 Poster Dimensions: The usable area of poster boards is 850 x 1200 mm (W x L). The maximum recommended size is the standard A0 size (841 x 1189 mm). A minimum size of 500 x 707 mm is recommended to ensure readability by all attendees. The face of the poster board will be covered with a plastic sheet. Sticky tape will be provided for setting up posters.

2.5 Display Table Dimensions: Please inform our team if you require a table to display your product. A table for product displays will be provided with a usable area of 650 x 450 mm (W x L). The size of product display is limited by the table dimensions. The height of any product display should not exceed 300 mm.

2.6 Display Product Regulations: The following display products are not allowed:-

  • Living organisms, including plants.
  • Soil, sand, rock, cement and/or waste samples.
  • Taxidermy specimens or parts.
  • Preserved vertebrate or invertebrate animals.
  • Human or animal food as part of the project demonstration.
  • Human/animal parts or body fluids (example: blood, urine).
  • All chemicals and hazardous substances or devices (example: poisons, sublimating solids, drugs, firearms, weapons, ammunition, reloading devices, and lasers).
  • Items that may contain or have been in contact with hazardous chemicals.
  • Sharp items (example: syringes, needles, pipettes, knives).
  • Flames or highly flammable materials (including magnified light sources). A Fresnel Lens cannot be used in conjunction with a light source, as it becomes an open flame.
  • Wet cell batteries

4. Scientific Activities

There will be several exciting scientific activities for students to join and work as a group with peers from other schools. Participating students can choose 2 activities based on their interests. Please also fill in the preference in our registration form.

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5. Excursion

Please choose the excursion by ranking 3 routes and fill in the preference in our registration form.

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6. Cultural Performances

The Cultural Program is limited to 5 minutes per school. Participating schools can share their traditional cultures and authentic activities. We encourage you to showcase your culture creatively.

7. Teacher Sharing

We would appreciate it if you would consider the possibility of nominating a teacher from your school to give a 10-minute presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A. We shall contact the teacher directly via his/her email address to discuss further details of the session.

8. Contact Persons

If you have further enquiries, please contact Ms. Thipaporn Situbtim and Ms. Namfar Boonkor (International Affairs Team) by emailing at
kvis-isf@kvis.ac.th.

Please follow updates at www.kvis.ac.th which will be posted soon.

Program

the 6th KVIS Invitational Science Fair

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Check-in

Arrival, Registration, and Check in

Meet Buddies

Thai Cultural Activities and Dinner

Preparation for Presentation

Briefing for the ISF 2023

Breakfast

Opening Ceremony

Gather in Thongchai Chewprecha Auditorium

Welcome Dinner

Lunch

Teacher & Principal Sharing

Teachers / Principal

Closing Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

Farewell Party

Cultural Performances and Farewell Party

Excursions

Departure


Last Updated: 20 Jan 2023

What is KVIS-ISF?

By Doonyapat Pornpanawan and Nattapong Winaichatsak

   Since 2017, the Kamnoetvidya Science Academy Invitational Science Fair (KVIS-ISF) has been hosted by Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, a leading science high school in Rayong, Thailand. The fair brings together high school scientists and researchers from all over the world to present their research to peers and experts in the field, providing participants with a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and knowledge across borders.

   The KVIS-ISF is designed to improve participants' fundamental knowledge and introduce them to new perspectives in the fields of STEM. The event covers a wide range of fields and assists participants in developing new skills and broadening their knowledge in their areas of interest. In addition to its academic benefits, the KVIS-ISF also offers a chance for participants to learn about different cultures and connect with friends and institutions around the world.

   After being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 6th KVIS-ISF 2023 is finally able to return to its original onsite format, with the theme of "Into the Forestverse". A total of 22 high schools from more than 10 countries will be joining us to present the research and findings of their projects. Additionally, there will be opportunities for participants to engage in exciting activities such as ice-breaking, cultural performances, recreational and scientific activities, and excursions to attractive places in Rayong. We look forward to welcoming all participants and hope that this year's KVIS-ISF will be a memorable experience for everyone.

Explore Thai Culture

By Kanokkorn Chaovaviwat

Thai Cultural Activities and Dinner

   On the first day, as the day of arrival, participants were welcomed to Thailand with a variety of cultural activities designed to introduce them to Thai culture. The event featured Thai cuisine and dessert, as well as the opportunity for the participants to dress in traditional Thai costumes. Moreover, Pee Mak (2013), a Thai supernatural romantic comedy-horror film about a true love between a ghost, Mae Nak, and a human, was also screened in the auditorium, providing the participants with a fascinating cultural experience.
   The event also included a number of activities, such as origami and rubber stamp making, where participants could learn about and engage with Thai culture firsthand. The booths were set up so that participants could freely choose and participate in, allowing them to explore and experience different aspects of Thai culture in a fun and interactive way.

Briefing

   After that, the briefing activity was organized to help participants familiarize themselves with one another and to give participants a comprehensive understanding of what to expect during a week of the 6th KVIS-ISF.
   The session began with the MCs greeting the participants with warm and friendly smiles, followed by an overview of the KVIS and KVIS-ISF event, as well as information about Thai culture and what participants need to know to live comfortably in this forest. Additionally, the session introduced the various activities that would take place during this KVIS-ISF, all while enjoying the breathtaking scenery of Wangchan Valley.

Opening Ceremony & Keynote Lecture

By Buraporn Ruangchaem, Chayada Pakpoomkamonlert, and Kanokkorn Chaovaviwat

Opening Ceremony

   The KVIS Invitational Science Fair 2023 was officially launched with a ceremonial opening, featuring a welcoming speech from Dr. Pailin Chuchottaworn, Chairman of the KVIS Governing Board, and Associate Professor Dr. Boonchoat Paosawatyanyong, Principal of KVIS. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Pailin emphasized the importance of adapting to new ways of living and communication, especially the concept of the "metaverse" as a means of creating new opportunities through online connections. The theme of this year's event is "Into the Forestverse," aimed at providing a platform for students to collaborate and expand their scientific knowledge, said Dr. Boonchot. Furthermore, Siravit Sriboonjareanchai, KVIS student representative, reflected the importance of collaborative scientific investigations to uncover the mysteries of nature and enhance our well-being, and saw the event as a gathering place for like-minded young scientists to share their discoveries and learn from one another's experiences.

Keynote Lecture

   As the world continues to advance towards the metaverse and virtual reality, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing a crucial role in making it a reality. On this occasion, we are honored to have Dr. Theerawit Wilaiprasitporn, Assistant Professor of Computer Engineering from VISTEC, Thailand, to give a speech on the topic of ‘AI-Driven Biomedical Signal Processing and Imaging.’ The session introduced practical measurement methods for sensing biosignals over the human body, such as biomedical, mechanical, and non-contact sensing. The talk covered a variety of processing techniques that range from typical feature extraction to deep neural network-based methods, highlighting the importance of AI in signal classification, anomaly detection, and generation, and then focusing on the current applied research in this field.

ORAL AND POSTER PRESENTATION

By Chayada Pakpoomkamonlert

   The 6th KVIS-ISF is a great opportunity for students to showcase their scientific experiments and discoveries to a broader audience. One of the most crucial and exciting aspects of the event is the scientific presentation. Students had the opportunity to present their research to a panel of judges, experts, and other attendees, as well as explain the significance of their work. Participating in the science fair provided young scientists with important life-long skills such as public speaking, critical thinking, research methods, project management, and presentation techniques, in addition to demonstrating their knowledge of various sciences and technology.
   As a way for students to showcase their research, these presentations included both oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations involved students giving a talk in front of an audience about their research and answering any questions or concerns from the judges and audience. Poster presentations, on the other hand, involved students visually displaying their research findings, typically on a poster board, and answering any questions or discussing their research with judges and attendees who viewed their posters.
   Biology, chemistry, material science, computer science, mathematics, physics, and engineering were among the subjects covered at this invitational science fair. This enabled a wide range of projects to be presented, highlighting the talents and interests of students from various scientific backgrounds.
   In the biology category, students presented research on topics such as genetics, ecology, and biochemistry. The chemistry category featured projects on topics such as green chemistry, forensic science, and medicinal chemistry. In the material science category, students presented research on new materials and their potential applications in various fields. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and cybersecurity were among the projects featured in the computer science category. Cryptography, game theory, and mathematical modeling were among the projects featured in the mathematics category. Projects in the physics category included astrophysics, quantum mechanics, and renewable energy. Finally, projects in the engineering category included robotics, aerospace engineering, and civil engineering.
   This wide range of scientific subjects and projects enabled a truly interdisciplinary science fair, allowing students to learn from and be inspired by their peers. It also highlighted the importance and relevance of different scientific disciplines in solving real-world problems and driving innovation.

Scientific Activity & Teacher Sharing

By Doonyapat Pornpanawan, Nattapong Winaichatsak and Teepakon Teeraleekul

Scientific Activity

   This year, scientific activity took place with an exciting lineup of 6 interactive stations, including Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOF): the magic absorbent, Genetic testing with CRISPR, Luciferin/Luciferase Measurement, Robotics and Automation, Robocup 2023, and Microworld in your hand. These stations provided a diverse range of hands-on activities that blended concepts from biology, chemistry, physics, and technology to ignite participants' curiosity and interest in science. Through active participation and experimentation, participants had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of scientific principles and concepts, as well as develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
   One of the interesting activities was synthesizing metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), which are porous structures consisting of metal sites bonded with designed ligands. These can be used as catalysts, catalytic support parts, and adsorbent materials. In this activity, the MOFs that participants synthesized were used as adsorbent materials. Another exciting activity was genetic testing with the CRISPR-Cas system. Participants had the chance to detect which samples contained a specific DNA sequence by using a CRISPR-based process.
   The scientific activity was held on January 26th at KVIS and VISTEC, with two sessions offered: morning (9:00-12:00) and afternoon (13:00-16:00). It was a fantastic opportunity for participants to be a part of the exciting journey of science exploration!

Teacher Sharing

   While their students were engaged in scientific endeavors, instructors from various educational institutions around the world gathered to discuss their pedagogical experiences and teaching strategies. Eight instructors from seven different countries presented their expertise on a wide range of subjects, including pedagogy, teaching methodologies, and effective resources for STEM classrooms, as well as topics related to enhancing quality of life and prosperity.
   Highlights of this session included a presentation entitled "Mitigating the Impact of Socioeconomic Disadvantage on Progression to University in the UK" by Mr. Daniel Chapman, Vice Principal of Camborne Science International Academy (CSIA). The presentation looked at how CSIA, which is located in one of the most economically deprived areas of the UK and is ranked in the top 10% of neighborhoods for socioeconomic disadvantage according to the UK government's Indices of Multiple Deprivation analysis, manages to achieve exceptional results, with a high proportion of students attending top universities, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
   Another noteworthy presentation was given by Dr. Amnuayvit Thitibordin and Dr. Gidja Tanomsingha, teachers at KVIS, on the use of "Muay Thai Club" as a means of promoting physical and mental well-being among students through immersion in the traditions and activities of Muay Thai, including the "Art of Eight Limbs" which encompasses the use of fists, elbows, feet, and knees, as well as a workout session to improve cardiovascular and muscular strength.

Excursion and Closing Ceremony

Talking about excursion

By Pimpraewa Putharukkit

   The highlighted activity in this year’s KVIS-ISF is excursion, held in Rayong province. The excursion aims to provide international students and visitors opportunities to gain new experiences in Thai culture, explore local places, and bond new relationships internationally. Participants could choose between three different routes, each featuring unique locations to visit.
   The first route destinations were PTTLNG and Her Loyal Highest Princess Maha Chakri Sirinthorn's herb garden. PTTLNG is a research facility that uses science and technology to enhance the quality of liquefied natural gas or LNG. They also provided opportunities to learn about sustainable usage of energy in Flora exhibition hall. Meanwhile, the herb garden is a place where Thai traditional medicine is stored and preserved. Visitors enjoyed strolling through the garden and making famous Thai herbal balm.
   The wonders of the second route are Pang Chang Rayong and Laem Mea Phim beach which were more adventurous and wilder track compared to the first one. Elephants have long been regarded as a Thai cultural symbol and national animal. Therefore, Pang Chang Rayong was a must-visit destination for those who adore them. There were also numerous kinds of activities you could participate in with elephants. After that, participants visited an attractive sightseeing and stunning beach, “Laem Mea Phim,” one of the most popular tourist destinations in Rayong province.
   On the final route, participants had a chance to visit Rayong Botanical Garden and the delightful Laem Mea Phim. Rayong Botanical Garden is home to ancient Samet forests and wetlands. Rayong Botanical Garden offered eco-tourism as one of its main attractions, and it was an ideal destination for those who love outdoor activities. Visitors could engage in activities such as cycling, kayaking, and boating.
   Due to the uniqueness of activities, visitors could pick the route that best aligned with what they wish to see and do! We really hope that you received the memorial experiences about Thailand’s attractions here in Rayong province. 😊

Closing Ceremony

By Buraporn Ruangchaem, Chayada Pakpoomkamonlert, and Kanokkorn Chaovaviwat

   The closing ceremony of the KVIS-ISF 2023 marked the end of the science fair, celebrating the achievements and progress made throughout the event. The ceremony included an award ceremony for the best projects and presentations in each category, as well as the prestigious PTT award, given to the best overall project. In addition to the awards, the ceremony featured a video compilation of memorable moments from the fair, and a closing speech by Dr. Boonchoat Paosawatyanyong, the Principal of KVIS, who encouraged the participants to reflect on their time at the event and thanked everyone who made the event possible.
   Later in the evening, there was a cultural performance event and the highly anticipated farewell party. The former featured a diverse range of cultural performances from different countries, showcasing the talents and traditions of the participants. From traditional dances to music performances, cultural performances were a great way to end the fair on a high note. The farewell party that followed provided an opportunity for participants to mingle, exchange contact information and reflect on the memories and experiences shared during the fair.
   Finally, the 6th KVIS Invitational Science Fair will be remembered as a celebration of science, innovation, and friendship, providing inspiration for many years to come.

Thai-ness in Five Days

text by Tanupat Trakulthongchai and Chonmabhum Chaisrisawatsuk
photo by KVIS Photography Team

   Thai people have experienced Thai-ness since the day we were born. It is a vague and hazy concept that Thais are intimately familiar with, having been educated, endorsed, and envisioned by teachers, the government, and the society we live in. But what do people who stay here for 5 days think about Thai-ness? We interviewed 8 KVIS-ISF participants from Cambodia, Hong Kong, Korea, and Russia, in an attempt to figure out Thai-ness from a different perspective.
   The first question focuses on first impressions. 7 of the 8 interviewees said the same thing: "Hot." It's not surprising, given how frequently Thais complain about the aggressively hot weather. The interviewee’s responses became more varied when we asked them to compare cities in Thailand to their hometown, and for this the answers became more varied. The Cambodian participant discussed Bangkok’s liveliness and fun, the participant from Busan highlighted traditional buildings like palaces and temples, and the Russian discussed how Bangkok and Pattaya are like St. Petersburg as a tourist destination.
   But, without its people, what is a country? Another topic that sprung up quite often during the foreigner’s impression toward Thai-ness is Thai people. “The Land of Smiles” is a title bestowed upon Thailand by many, and according to our interview, this warmth still persists among the people today. The majority of interviewees think that Thai people are welcoming, authentic, and “free to talk.” “You can easily make a new friend right here,” one participant remarked.
   A pillar that upholds Thailand, as acclaimed by institutions and the general public, is religion. This is recognized by one interviewee: “There are a lot of Buddhism stuff right here, [whereas in Korea] religion doesn’t have much effect on our lives.” The existence of religions has always influenced and shaped Thai-ness throughout the centuries, culminating in a culture in which religion and nation became inseparable.
   Diversity of cultures is also underscored. Some participants exhibited surprise about the K-Pop shows in the opening ceremony, “I was a little bit confused that you define K-Pop as a part of your culture, even if it is made far from your home.” The interviewee from Cambodia drew attention to the commonality between Thai and Cambodian culture, saying, “It just makes me feel like home […] the way they eat, the way they look, the way they speak.” We also learned a few common words that are shared by Thai and Khmer, as well as Thai and Cantonese.

   At the end of the day, perhaps Thai-ness is not as abstract and grandiose as we imagined. Thai-ness may be founded in the small, tangible, physical things we experience, whether it is the climate, the food, or the personalities. There are also the cultural aspects to consider. We discovered that Thai culture is not a standalone uniqueness amongst other cultures, but rather a melting pot – a mixture – between numerous cultures, some close, some distant, which might be something to keep in mind when we talk about Thai-ness.

Event Venue

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Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, Thailand

Kamnoetvidya Science Academy as the venue for ISF 2023 Kamnoetvidya Science Academy (KVIS) was founded in 2013 with the vision of being a leading science high school promoting wisdom, research, and technology for the nation’s sustainable development. The name Kamnoetvidya, which means “the genesis of knowledge,” was bestowed on the school by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. KVIS is financially supported by the Power of Innovation Foundation with an endowment fund provided by the PTT Group of Companies. The school is situated in Wang Chan Valley, PTT Group Research and Education Park, along with Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC); Wang Chan Forest Learning Center; and the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi) project.
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