Singapore hosts the ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey for the first time

There will be teams from 13 countries participating in the event.

Ernest Cheng

Published: 21 June 2022, 6:05 PM

Singapore is hosting the 9th ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APT JSO) for the first time. 

Established in 2012 by the ASEAN+3 Center for the Gifted in Science (ACGS), APT JSO is a four-day event where secondary school students participate in science challenges and workshops together with like-minded individuals from the ASEAN Plus Three countries.

This year’s event will run from Jun 20 to 23, and involves 26 teams from the ASEAN Plus Three countries, which includes China, Japan and South Korea alongside the 10 ASEAN member states. They will be joined by an observer team from Sweden.

Singapore is represented by teams from Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Pasir Ris Secondary School, Raffles Institution and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, with each team consisting of up to three students and one teacher. 

They were selected based on their Sustainability Challenge project submissions earlier in Feb, which have been published on the APT JSO website. Visitors to the website can view the videos and pose questions and comments to the teams. 

Segments of the event will be livestreamed for members of the public. They can also create and share videos of their sustainability solutions or upcycling ideas and upload them on APT JSO’s social media platforms or website.

APT JSO aims to encourage talented secondary school students in the ASEAN Plus Three countries to stimulate their intellectual curiosity and motivate them to pursue careers in the field of science and technology. There will also be opportunities for participants to interact virtually with sustainability researchers.

This year’s edition is jointly organised by the Ministry of Education, Science Centre Singapore and ACGS, in partnership with NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. 

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