“EXCELLENCE: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT”
30 March 2009
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We would like to draw your attention to the International Conference “Excellence: Education & Human Development” that will be held in 1-4 July 2009, in Athens, one of the world’s oldest cities with a huge recorded history and cultural heritage.
In the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
For the 2008 ESOF edition Euroscience wants to promote an European
Community of Junior Scientists. In order to do so, we have developed a
website, that provides among other resources an interactive virtual
space that allows students and professionals to share their research
One of the main goals of FEBS is to foster student training and mobility within the entire European research area. Each Year FEBS provides about 400 Youth Travel Funds (YTFs) for
young scientists. YTF grants fully support the attendance of young
scientists (PhD students and postdoctoral fellows within five years
after obtaining their PhD) at FEBS Courses and Workshops, covering both
travel and any applicable registration fee.
JetNet - A best practice for Europe
March. 2, 2008
Jet-Net, Youth and Technology Network Netherlands, was established in November 2002 as a partnership between the Dutch industry, the government and the education sector. At the beginning of 2008, the network consists of thirty national and international companies, representatives of two government ministries, trade organizations, and the national Science and Technology Platform.
Petnica International Science School (PI 2008)
March 10, 2008
PI 2008 is a summer program devoted to out-of-school science education.
The focus of the program will be on critical and creative thinking and
approaches in science and scientific research. Our goal is to gather
gifted, inquisitive, open-minded students motivated for scientific
research, and to give them a short but intensive course on systematical
Volvo Adventure - Young People Bringing the Environment to Life
Oct. 8, 2007
Volvo Adventure - in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme - is an educational programme that rewards environmental activities undertaken by young people (age 13-16 years old). The deadline for submitting the projects is 31th of January, 2008.
Here you can read a personal narrative of Agota Voroshazi, a Hungarian research student. Thanks to the good relationship between NYEX members: Technion and the Hungarian Research Student Association, Agota could spend a summer course exploring the bioactive wastewater purification in Haifa, Israel.
Capture the 'magic of science' on camera and you could win the KNAW Photo Competition! In 2008 the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) will celebrate its 200th anniversary. To mark this special occasion the KNAW will organise a number of scientific and festive events on the theme 'the magic of science', including a photography competition. Deadline for sending in photographs is 1 November 2007.
High Schoolers at the FEBS Young Scientist Forum
Aug 24, 2007
The 7th FEBS Young Scientist Forum was held from July 5-7, 2007 in Vienna, Austria. This professional event aims to provide Ph.D. students and young postdoctoral fellows with opportunities to meet, make friends as well as to
discuss scientific affairs and career development in a friendly and
informal atmosphere. For the first time 4 selected high school students from NYEX member organizations could attend to the Forum. Here you can read a report by one of these students, Tereza Zavrelova.
Workshop on "Science Education in School"
August 22, 2007
We are pleased to inform you that the international workshop "Science Education in School" will be held in October 11-14, 2007 in Bucharest. This event is organized by the Center for Science Education and Training - http://education.inflpr.ro (National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics) in collaboration with the European Network « Hands-on-Science »
'The Future of our Species - evolution, disease and sustainable development'takes place on 2-3 November 2007 at the EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany. This is the 8th EMBO/EMBL joint conference on Science & Society. The tradition is annually to bring together over 200 professionals and lay participants from the general public, the biosciences, sociology, philosophy, communication, journalism, science education and many other fields. Please visit the following webpage for further information on the programme, and to register for the conference: http://www.embo.org/scisoc/conference07.html
Please take a look at the recent issue of FEBS news here: http://www.febs.org/News/Newsletter/2006/NL_ed_06_2006.pdf This issue contains a short information about the NYEX and also an article by Fran�ois TADDEI, Alice RICHARD & Livio RIBOLI-SASCO about “Science Academie”: Raising Scientific Passions and Fostering a New Social Link!
Science Camp of Archeology-Biochemistry
August 14, 2007
An international Scince Camp was organized by the Hungarian Research Student Association sponsored by the Network of Youth Excellence. The Camp was held between 31.07.2007-07.08.2007 in Szeged, Hungary. The interested high school student participants were delegated by the different NYEX member organizations. The Camp had 20 participants from 6 different countries.
A great initiative has been established when Christian Mokabidila, French research student founded a young scientists' club at his school. Christian said that his school has been very supportive: "my school permits students to realize science projects, for instance in robotics, in mathematics...it permits me to do a kind of campaign for Science Academie and our scientist festival in my city." The recently formed Scientists' Club has already 15 student members. The club gives an opportunity for its members to engage in different Science & Technology projects. The club also invites scientist-guests, such as Edgar Morin, the great sociologist and Fran�ois Taddei, molecular biologist.
NYEX conference at Petnica Science Center is rapidly approaching (October 18-20, 2007). Help us to prepare the conference. Deadline for your contributions is mid-September, but, firstly, we need confirmation of your attendance. Please, contact Srdjan Verbic, head of Petnica International Programs to confirm your participation (e-mail: verbic at petnica.net).
NYEX is pleased to announce the release of the proceedings book with the title: "Science Education: Models and Networking of Student Research Trainings under 21" edited by P�ter Csermely, Korado Korlevic and Katalin Sulyok. The hard covered book is a member of the NATO Security through Science Series and contains the contributions of the 3rd NATO-sponsored Advanced Research Workshop, which was held in Balatonf�red, Hungary between 20-22 October, 2006.
Thank to the connections within the Network of Youth Excellence and personally to Peggy Connelly, former NYEX chair, 3 excellent Hungarian research students were invited for a study trip to Chicago. Here you can read a personal report about the American adventures.
The conference takes place between 14-16 June 2007, in Technopolis, Mechelen, Belgium. You are invited to join science teachers from across Europe to take part in the final PENCIL Teachers Conference. This is a unique opportunity to participate in workshops and debates on how schools and science centres can come together at the forefront of science education.
One World, One Globe - Internet Student Conference on Globalization
March 9, 2007
As every year we would like to invite you, students and educators all over the world, to participate in the next Agenda 21 International Internet conference.More than one thousand students from approx. 50 countries on five continents will be expecting you during the conference. A conference? Yes, Agenda 21 NOW! is a true conference taking place on the Internet. A conference about the Agenda 21, with conference rooms, moderators, international experts, workshops and many, many registered participants who are waiting to get into serious discussions with you. During 24 hours on 9 May, 2007.
The European Molecular Biology Organization announces its 6th International Workshop on Secondary School Science Education, which will take place from 17 -19 May 2007 in Heidelberg, Germany. Its title is "New biology for new curricula".
Peter Csermely is in the expert group for EC to improve science education
Nov. 28, 2006
The European Commission has announced the creation of a group to look at what action can be taken in Europe to support science education in primary and secondary schools. The group will be chaired by Michel Rocard, former French prime minister and now Member of the European Parliament. The four other group members are distinguished scientists with a long lasting experience and a particular interest in science education: Peter Csermely, Doris Jorde, Dieter Lenzen and Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson. The group will formulate policy recommendations designed to improve the way that Europe approaches science teaching and ensure future generations are properly prepared for a society and economy that relies on knowledge as a driving force.
Call for Papers for the 17th Biennial World Conference, which will be organized by the Council for Gifted and Talented Children, 5 -10 August 2007 University of Warwick, England. For more information please visit: http://www.worldgifted2007.com/
American Junior Academy of Science Convention
Oct. 30, 2006
This is your invitation to San Francisco for 2007! The National Association of Academies of Science (NAAS) and American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) will convene February 14-18, 2007 at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel located in downtown San Francisco. Convention plans include a tour of the city, a field trip to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, dinner in China Town, poster sessions and oral presentations of delegate research, and much more! We encourage all academies to send delegates to this dynamic scientific and cultural event. Junior Academy delegates chosen by their State Academy, including those who presented at the St. Louis convention in 2006, are invited to attend. Delegates will make both poster and oral presentations.
The 3rd NATO-UNESCO-sponsored Advanced Research Workshop organized by the Network of Youth Excellence was held between Oct. 20-22, 2006 in Balatonf�red, Hungary. Based on the recommendations of the 1999 World Conference on Science several NGO-s working in the field of talent recruitment to scientific research established the Network of Youth Excellence in 2002 to help the dissemination of the best practices and the establishment of extra-curriculum research practice for motivated students primarily between the age of 14 and 21.
The biggest and probably the oldest independent organization for
extracurricular science education in South-Eastern Europe, the Petnica
Science Center, organizes annual students' conference between December 7-10, 2006.
All schools, educational and scientific organizations working with
students of age 15-19 interested in science are welcome to apply
students and their research papers for the Conference. Deadline for
applications is November 10, 2006.
The Hungarian Research Student Movement turned 10
September 12, 2006
The Hungarian Research Student Movement, - founding member of the NYEX - celebrates its 10th anniversary with a festive scientific meeting. The Hungarian Academy of Sciences will host the representative event.
New partner organization joined the Network
01 Sept., 2006
The Nigerian LIONS-ICT became our first partner in the African
continent. The LIONS-ICT is an acronym, which stands for Latest
Information On Nature and Science using Information Communication
Technologies. The organization is managed by Raphael Adesiyan.
The French Research Student Movement has been born
August 08, 2006
Three representatives of the Hungarian Research Student Movement – Prof. Peter Csermely and two research students: J�zsef Horv�th and D�nes T�rei –travelled to Paris to assist at the foundation of the Science Acad�mie. The Science Acad�mie with the leadership of Professor Fran�ois Taddei is willing to be a similar organization like the Hungarian Research Student Movement.
3rd International Conference on "Hands-on Science"
May 5, 2006
Following the success of previous conferences HSCI’2004 in Ljubljana and HSCI’2005 in Crete, attended by 320 participants from 27 countries on 5 continents, with 133 different presentations, the third Hands-on Science annual conference, HSCI’2006, will be held at the Universidade do Minho in Braga...
Each summer since 1969 approximately 75 highly talented high school graduates from all over the world gather together to spend a month at the Weizmann Institute. The first three weeks are devoted to actual research in active research laboratories and teams. The work combines the exploration of problems in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematical and computer sciences.
Dear Visitor! As you might have experienced, the website sometimes does not function properly. This is because of a massive reconstruction. We hope that this work will be done in one week or so. Hope to see you around in the near future!
EMBO 5th international workshop for science teachers
January 11, 2006 17:39:00
The European Molecular Biology Organization announces its 5th International Workshop for secondary school science teachers, which will take place from 11 13 May 2006 in Heidelberg, Germany. Its title is "From school to University".
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, in partnership with UNESCO and ICSU, organised the second World Science Forum . Budapest on 10-12 November 2005. This Forum focused on the theme of Knowledge, Ethics and Responsibility.
Petnica Students' Conference
September 01, 2005 13:10:00
The biggest and, probably, the oldest independent organization for extracurricular science education in South-Eastern Europe, Petnica Science Center, organizes annual students' conference between 8 and 11 December 2005. Great majority of participants are secondary-school students, attendants of Petnica programs in 2005. However, guest participants are always welcome!
Students from Nagyenyed had success in Bukarest
April 29, 2005 15:10:00
On the 25 April the first Science Fair in Romania was held in the „Grigore Moisil” High School, Bukarest by the physicist dr. Dan Sporea who is the Romanian coordinator of the Hands-on Science program.
New research club in Bratislava
March 24, 2005 19:37:00
Mikl�s Bartal estabilished a research club in Bratislava for talented high school students. The club focuses mainly on chemistry, and they pursue special experiments in Mr. Bartal's institute. The club would like to expand its activities in to future to cover other sciences.
NYEX Honors the International Women’s Day
March 08, 2005 19:06:00
The Environment, Science, Technology and Health Hub of the US Embassy at Budapest hosted a “Young Women and Science” Roundtable on March 7, 2005, in honor of International Women’s Day, which is March 8. The Roundtable brought together established women scientists, as well as young students and researchers who plan to make their careers in science.