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BANGKOK, THAILAND. The Ministry of Education in Bangkok is gearing up to host the Asian Science Camp (ASC) in Pathumthani from August 2 to 8, 2015.
Gen. Narong Pipatanasai, Minister of Education said the activity will help develop the science and technology skills of the young people.
"The Ministry of Education has supported and promoted young people with talent, knowledge, and capabilities in Science and Technology for the future of Thailand, Gen. Narong said in the Press conference for Asian Science Camp (ASC) 2015 on July 23.
A total of 269 freshmen and sophomore high school (11th and 12th grade) and university (1st year and 2nd year) students from 29 Asia Pacific countries/regions will take part in the camp at the Convention Center and Sirindhorn Science Home at the Thailand Science Park, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in Pathumthani, located 30 kilometers north of Bangkok.
The participants will join in lectures, plenary sessions, and dialogues with their guest speakers from Taiwan, Israel, Germany, Thailand, Russia, and Japan who are Nobel Prize winners and leading Scientists in the field of Physics, Mathematics, Medicine, Anatomy and Chemistry.
HRH Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn will lead the opening ceremony on August 3 which will have a live broadcast via National Broadcasting Services of Thailand (NBT).
The Academic Olympiad and Development of Science Education Foundation under the patronage of HRH Princess Galyani VadhanaKromluang Naradhiwas Rajanagarinda (POSN) is co-hosting this event with the Ministry of Education along with the Ministry of Science and Technology, the National Science museum, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand and the Science Society of Thailand.
Aside from the participants from the 10 ASEAN Member States, delegations from Australia, Bangladesh, China, Chinese Taipei, Egypt, Georgia, Guam, India, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Turkey are also expected to arrive: