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.
Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, Thailand
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Tuesday to Friday
24-27 January 2023
List of participating schools
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:
The 6th KVIS Invitational Science Fair will be held from 24 to 27 January 2023.
Kamnoetvidya Science Academy, Wangchan, Rayong, Thailand, and surrounding areas.
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:
|Confirmation of Participation||16 September2022|
|Registration of participants||12 November 2022|
|Registration For KVIS only||12 November 2022|
|Abstract Submission||19 November 2022|
|Teacher Sharing||19 November 2022|
|Slide and research paper submission||20 December 2022|
|Scientific Activities, Recreation, and Excursion||20 December 2022|
|Cultural Performance and Consent Letter||20 December 2022|
|School and Group Photos||20 December 2022|
|Transportation Detail||20 December 2022|
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.
Please choose the excursion by ranking 3 routes and fill in the preference in our registration form.
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 email@example.com.
Please follow updates at www.kvis.ac.th which will be posted soon.
the 6th KVIS Invitational Science Fair
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Arrival, Registration, and Check in
Thai Cultural Activities and Dinner
Briefing for the ISF 2023
Poster Presentation• Biology (BIOL) - Academic Resource Center (ARC) • Chemistry (CHEM) - Academic Resource Center (ARC) • Computer Science (COMP) - Academic Resource Center (ARC) • Engineering (ENGR) - Academic Resource Center (ARC) • Environmental Science (ENVI) - Academic Resource Center (ARC) • Mathematics (MATH) - Academic Resource Center (ARC) • Materials Science (MATS) - Academic Resource Center (ARC) • Physics (PHYS) - Academic Resource Center (ARC)
Teacher & Principal Sharing
Teachers / Principal
Cultural Performances and Farewell Party
Last Updated: 20 Jan 2023
What is KVIS-ISF?
Explore Thai Culture
Thai Cultural Activities and DinnerOn 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.
BriefingAfter 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
Opening CeremonyThe 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 LectureAs 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
Scientific Activity & Teacher Sharing
Scientific ActivityThis 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 SharingWhile 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 excursionBy 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 CeremonyBy 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.
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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. Learn more.