Introduction to the ASC
¡@¡@In view of the current situation of education in Asia, particularly with respect to science education, which traditionally lacks flexibility in developing student's individuality, creativity, and originality, comparing to the school education of the west, it is really a very urgent task to reshape the education system in our area. A realistic first step is to provide those very bright students an opportunity to satisfy their desire for learning and inspire them to pursue excellence in science research. These talented students will not only be the assets of their own country, but of all humankind.
¡@¡@The idea of Asian Science Camp was co-proposed in September 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee from Taiwan , the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba from Japan , the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics. The proposal aims to enlighten those science - talented youths through discussion and dialogue with top scholars in the world and to promote the international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia . With "Lindau Science Meeting" as a model which has been held in Germany for more than half a century, the Asian Science Camp will invite a dozen of Nobel Laureates or world-distinguished scientists as speakers and devise an interesting program to attract all the participants, including plenary sessions, round table discussions, student-to-master dialogues, creativity poster competition, social party and excursion. The working language will be English. The proposal was soon discussed in the Board meeting of Chien-Shiung Wu Education Foundation and was approved unanimously by the Board.
¡@¡@The 2007 Asian Science Camp is organized by Wu Chien Shiung Education Foundation with assistance by Academia Sinica in Taiwan. The organizational meeting of the Asian Science Camp International Board took place during the 2007 Asian Science Camp. Founding members of the international board include five non-governmental organizations in Asia. It is agreed by the board members that Surya Institute in Indonesia will be organizing the second Asian Science Camp in 2008. In the future, Asian Science Camp is going to be held anaually by the board members by turns.