At the Principal meeting of the 2017 International Student Science Fair (ISSF) in Busan, Republic of Korea on 20 June, our Principal, Kath Kayrooz, proudly accepted the award of Associate Membership for Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology in the International Science Schools Network (ISSN). The ISSN is a collaborative and influential body of schools across the world that speaks clearly to a wide range of audiences about the nature, purpose and significance of the network and its capacity to be a forum in promoting leading edge science education on a global scale. QASMT is proud of its ongoing work in this network including our students participating in collaborative scientific research and teachers in professional sharing at the annual ISSF, teacher exchange programs and ongoing professional exchange through the website http://issn21c.org/.
The goals of the ISSN are to engage students with an understanding of the significant global issues in science; Empower students to meet significant social challenges from the perspective of global scientific collaboration; Enable students to explore science as human endeavour; Inspire students to take action to address the important global issues of our time; Build a global community of young scientists empowered to use their scientific knowledge and understanding in a purposeful and ethical manner; Prepare young people to be the future science leaders of our world; Connect young scientists with leading science researchers and practitioners around the world; Model the way real scientists work in the global community; Promote inclusive STEM education by supporting schools to participate in the work of the ISSN, in partnership with appropriate organisations.
Read the Director-General’s article here