Sufficient Economy for Sustainable Future
8 - 11 January 2019
Mahidol Wittayanusorn School, Thailand

Message from the Principal


It is our pleasure to host the Thailand International Science Fair 2019 (TISF 2019) to be held on January 8-11, 2019 at Mahidol Wittayanusorn School, Thailand, with the theme “Sufficient Economy for Sustainable Future.” We are deeply honored that Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will graciously preside over the opening ceremony.

TISF 2019, an international event dedicated especially for high school science students, will bring together young talents to share and exchange their research findings in an exciting and supportive environment. Amongst the highlights of this occasion are the science project presentations, the science activities, the science zone, and the cultural excursions for students. Teachers and educators will benefit as well with opportunities to share their expertise and collaborate in an exchange of ideas.

With the rapid changes in economic, social, environmental, scientific and technological issues, the need for channels of international collaboration to promote the integration of our global community of knowledge has increased. We believe that it is our responsibility to instill a passion for science and technology in our promising young students by encouraging their curiosity through comprehensive learning as well as through building and reinforcing the commitment to their societies.

We hope you will be able to take part in this exciting learning event for international science high schools. We look forward to welcoming you to the Thailand International Science Fair in January 2019.

Thank you.

Wiwat Ruenglertpanyakul, Dr. rer. nat.
Principal
Mahidol Wittayanusorn School

Tentative Program Schedule


Monday, 7 January 2019 (Day 0)

Time Program Location
All day Arrival of Participants
Registration 1st Floor Bldg. 9
Poster Set up Cover walk way/1st Floor Bldg. 9

Tuesday, 8 January 2019 (Day 1)

Time Program Location

06:00 – 07:00

Breakfast

Cafeteria

07:00 – 08:00

  • Morning Assembly
  • All team members proceed to the Auditorium for the Opening Ceremony.

Basketball Court

09:00 – 12:00

Opening Ceremony
  • Presided over by HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
  • Keynote Address
  • 2 - 3 Selected Students' Project Presentation

Phra Ubali Kunupamachan Auditorium

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

Cafeteria

14:00 – 17:00

Poster Presentation

Cover walk way/1st Floor Bldg. 9

17:30 – 18:00

Group Photo

Football field

18:00 – 21:00

Welcome Dinner

Basketball Court

Wednesday, 9 January 2019 (Day 2)

Time Program Location

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast

Cafeteria

08:30 – 12:00

Oral Presentation

Classrooms

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

Cafeteria

 13:00 – 17:00

Student Science Activities

On Campus/ Football Field

 13:00 – 16:00

Principal and Teacher Sharing Session

Virtual Reality Theater

17:30 – 18:30

Dinner

Cafeteria

18:30 – 21:00

Quiz Show

Phra Ubali Kunupamachan Auditorium

Thursday, 10 January 2019 (Day 3)

Time Program Location

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast

Cafeteria

08:30 – 12:00

Science Zones

Research Instution/University

12:00 – 13:00

Lunch

13:00 – 15:30

Science Zones (Cont.)

Research Instution/University

 16:00 – 17:30

Depart for MWIT

18:00 – 21:00

Closing Ceremony & Farewell Party

Basketball Court

Friday, 11 January 2019 (Day 4)

Time Program Location

07:00 – 08:00

Breakfast

Cafeteria

08:30 – 17:00

  • Cultural Excursion
  • Souvenir Shopping

Ayutthaya Ancient City/ Central WestGate Shopping Plaza

18:00

Depart for MWIT

Saturday, 12 January 2019 (Day 5)

Time Program Location

All day

Departure of Participants

Keynote Speaker
Mr.Chatchawas Wuttisirisart

Chatchawas Wuttisirisart is Mahidol Wittayanusorn Class of 2005 (Gen 13). He is enriched in fields of renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy business for 8 years. He experienced in a scarcity-resource research on the Gobi dessert to conduct a coal-to-liquid project.

Science Zones

This section of TISF2019 supports our students learning about “Sufficient Economy for Sustainable Future”. Students will enjoy a variety of activities. The Science Zone held on January 10, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Based on their own interest, participants are able to join only one activity.

Cultural Excursion

Science Zones: “Sufficient Economy for Sustainable Future”


The Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Saen, Kasetsart University is Thailand leading institute for agricultural science and technology. The campus is located 80 kilometers west of Bangkok and 30 kilometers from downtown Nakhon Pathom province and it is well situated for all kind of agriculture with fertile soils and ample irrigation supply from Meklong River. The faculty has provided teaching, research, and public service in agriculture since November, 1979 as an extended unit of the Faculty of Agriculture in the main campus.

No. Location Topic Figures Number of participants
Teachers Students

1

Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Saen, Kasetsart University

Learning orchid pollination, cultivation, moving into planting materials and postharvest activities.

8

22

2

Department of Plant Pathology, Kasetsart University

Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Saen, Kasetsart University

Examination of disease in plants caused by pathogens and application of Trichoderma fungi in the biological control of plant pathogens.

8

22

3

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Saen, Kasetsart University
  • Practicing pest control with natural extracts.
  • Observing silkworm rearing and silk filament production.

10

30

4

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Saen, Kasetsart University
  • Visiting demonstration farm!
  • Animal husbandry
  • Meat and eggs products quality test and control.

10

30

5

Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Saen, Kasetsart University

Investigating soil quality evaluation and nourishment.

10

30

6

Center for Agricultural Biotechnology, Kasetsart University

Exploring biotechnological research on applied agricultural technology such as plant biotechnology and plant-microbial interaction.

8

27

7

Postharvest Technology Center, Kasetsart University

Learning how to minimize damages and to control quality of fruits and vegetables by postharvest technology and biological compounds analysis.

8

22

8

Rice Gene Discovery Unit, Rice Science Center, Kasetsart University

Learning rice culture, rice production and improvement of rice breeding using biotechnology approaches.

10

30

9

Aquaculture Research Center, Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University

Observing aquaculture, sex identification and sex reversal of tilapia.

10

30

Cultural Excursions


Route 1


Number of participants
  • Teachers: 25
  • Students: 75

Bang Pa-In Royal Palace


The original Palace was built by King Prasat Thong of Ayutthaya in the first half of the 17th century. When Ayutthaya was invaded and destroyed by the Burmese in 1767, Bang Pa-In Palace was left abandoned for almost a century. During the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV) in the 1850’s some of the Palace was rebuilt. Most of the buildings of Bang Pa-In Palace today date from the late 19th century. The Palace is still used by the Royal Family.

A number of impressive buildings can be found in the Palace complex, built in very different architectural styles, some in classical Thai, some Chinese and some European design. The large landscaped grounds are very well maintained, the neo classical style European buildings give Bang Pa-In Summer Palace a little of a Versailles like atmosphere. A full day can easily be spent in this picturesque and very photogenic place.

Bang Sai Royal Arts and Crafts Center


Bang Sai Royal Folk Arts and Crafts Center should be incorporated into a trip if you’re visiting this historic area of Thailand. You will gain a deeper understanding of the Thai arts and culture and learn another reason why the work of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the Royal family are so esteemed at all levels of society.

Lights

The museum & shop of the Royal Arts & Crafts Center.
http://www.bangkok.com/explore-ayutthaya/explore-bang-pa-in.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

Lights

Some of the traditionally styled homes in the Thai Village.
http://www.bangkok.com/explore-ayutthaya/explore-bang-pa-in.htm?cid=ch:OTH:001

Route 2


Number of participants
  • Teachers: 25
  • Students: 75

Ayutthaya Historical Park


The Ayutthaya Historical Park comprises of the ruins of temples and palaces of the capital of the ancient Ayutthaya Kingdom. The park is located on an island surrounded by three rivers where the old capital used to be.

Wat Phra Si Sanphet


Wat Phra Si Sanphet, “the temple of the Buddha Si Sanphet” was the most important temple in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Being part of the Royal Palace complex, the very large monastery with dozens of structures was used by Ayutthaya Kings only; it was a Royal temple without resident monks.

Wihan Phra Mongkhon Bophit


Wat Mongkhon Bophit is an 'active' temple compound, and throughout the day many people visit and worship the Buddha image. The main feature at Wat Mongkhon Bophit is the large bronze (gilded) Buddha image, named Phra Mongkhon Bophit, which is close to 17 meters high (when including the 4,5 meters high base).

Chao Sam Phraya National Museum


Chao Sam Phraya National Museum features Thai Fine Arts and Handicraft from the Ayutthaya era. A number of antique Buddha images are on display alongside local relics, carved wooden panels, Thai Buddhist Sculpture and other items from local temples. A good place to visit for those with an interest in the area's history

Bang Pa-In Royal Palace


The original Palace was built by King Prasat Thong of Ayutthaya in the first half of the 17th century. When Ayutthaya was invaded and destroyed by the Burmese in 1767, Bang Pa-In Palace was left abandoned for almost a century. During the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV) in the 1850’s some of the Palace was rebuilt. Most of the buildings of Bang Pa-In Palace today date from the late 19th century. The Palace is still used by the Royal Family.

A number of impressive buildings can be found in the Palace complex, built in very different architectural styles, some in classical Thai, some Chinese and some European design. The large landscaped grounds are very well maintained, the neo classical style European buildings give Bang Pa-In Summer Palace a little of a Versailles like atmosphere. A full day can easily be spent in this picturesque and very photogenic place.

Route 3


Number of participants
  • Teachers: 25
  • Students: 75

Wat Yai Chai Mongkol and Wat Maha That


The temple is popular for its later constructions as well, including Chedi or Pagoda that was built by the King Naresuan, the great. The large Chedi in the monastery was built for the purpose of unique architecture and later on, it was come to be known as Wat Yai Chiamongkhon.

Wat Mahathat, “the temple of the Great Relic” was one of the most important temples in the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Located on the historical island the large monastery features a huge central prang, a very large principal viharn and ubosot and a great number of subsidiary chedis and viharns. The upper part of its once massive central prang has collapsed. Today only the base remains. One of the temple’s most photographed objects is the head of a stone Buddha image entwined in the roots of a tree.

Lights

The impressive stupa (chedi) at Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Ayutthaya
http://www.ayutthaya2020.com/watyaichaimongkol.asp

Lights

Rows of Buddha Images around the central stupa. Wat Yai Chai Mongkol
http://www.ayutthaya2020.com/watyaichaimongkol.asp

Lights

View from the Chedi at Wat Yai Chai Mongkol, Ayutthaya
http://www.ayutthaya2020.com/watyaichaimongkol.asp

Lights

Reclining Buddha Image at Wat Yai Chai Mongkol
http://www.ayutthaya2020.com/watyaichaimongkol.asp

Lights

Chedis and prangs at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya
http://www.ayutthaya2020.com/watmahathat.asp

Lights

Buddha Image in the viharn at Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya.
http://www.ayutthaya2020.com/watmahathat.asp

Lights

The well known image of the Head of the Buddha, with tree trunk and roots growing around it. Wat Mahathat, Ayutthaya.
http://www.ayutthaya2020.com/watmahathat.asp

Bang Pa-In Royal Palace


The original Palace was built by King Prasat Thong of Ayutthaya in the first half of the 17th century. When Ayutthaya was invaded and destroyed by the Burmese in 1767, Bang Pa-In Palace was left abandoned for almost a century. During the reign of King Mongkut (Rama IV) in the 1850’s some of the Palace was rebuilt. Most of the buildings of Bang Pa-In Palace today date from the late 19th century. The Palace is still used by the Royal Family.

A number of impressive buildings can be found in the Palace complex, built in very different architectural styles, some in classical Thai, some Chinese and some European design. The large landscaped grounds are very well maintained, the neo classical style European buildings give Bang Pa-In Summer Palace a little of a Versailles like atmosphere. A full day can easily be spent in this picturesque and very photogenic place.

Pre-Arrival Information for TISF 2019 International Participants


TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

  • Participants are responsible for organizing and financing their own international travelling arrangements from their cities of residences to Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Participants are to prepare appropriate travel and health insurance covering the entire period of stay prior to the departure from their home countries.
  • Please note that we will have poster set-up hours and/or an opening ceremony rehearsal on January 7, 2019, especially for the selected team that will be giving an oral presentation during the opening ceremony. If your arrival time at Suvarnabhumi International Airport is after 7 p.m. of January 7, 2019, it is recommended that the participating teams should consider to arrive one day in advance.

PICK UP ARRANGEMENTS AT SUVARNNABHUMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

  • After immigration and excess baggage procedures, please pass through the Exit B or C, then turn right and look for our staff.
  • Our staff will be waiting at the Meeting Point near Gate 3 and Airport Information Counter of Airport to pick up your team. The staff will be holding the Thailand International Science Fair 2019 sign.
    Meeting Point
    Thailand International Science Fair 2019 sign.
  • TISF 2019 vans will leave the airport every hour during 9.00 a.m. – 8.00 p.m.
If you have difficulties in finding our staff, you can call TISF2019 Coordinators at MWIT International Relations Office tel +66 2826 7291, +66 2826 7150, +66 2826 7151, +66 2826 7146 or email address tisf2019@mwit.ac.th

VENUES

Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (MWIT)
364 Salaya, Phutthamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom 73170, Thailand.

MWIT is the first public science high school of Thailand, located in Nakhon Pathom Province. The school takes pride in nurturing and developing exceptionally gifted Grade 10-12 students, with a total of 720 students across three grades. As the host of the event, MWIT is the main venue for the Thailand International Science Fair 2019.

Mahidol Wittayanusorn School (MWIT)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations for International Principals and Representatives of Principals
Sampran Riverside Hotel sets on acres of landscaped gardens on the Ta Chine riverside in Nakhon Pathom Province. Guests at the Sampran Riverside will feel as if they are a world away, but an hour-long drive is all it takes to reach the big city of Bangkok. It takes about 25-30 minutes to the venue. (Visit http://www.sampranriverside.com for more details.)
On-campus Accommodations for Teachers
Teachers will be sharing two-person or four-person shared guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms. Towels and toiletries are provided.
On-campus Accommodations for Students
Students will be staying at on-campus dormitories. These four-person shared rooms have private baths, accessible from the room. Towels and toiletries are provided.
WIRELESS INFORMATION
All participants can use MWIT free internet connection when on campus. User names, passwords and guidelines will be provided upon arrival at MWIT.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS TO BRING

  • Printed Poster (Poster size is 80 cm (Width) 90 cm (Height).)
  • Soft files for student project oral presentation and cultural performance (Laptops with Window 10, MS Office 2016, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Chrome, Windows Media Player programs will be provided during the oral presentation sessions.)
  • Casual, warm weather clothing
  • Formal attire or school uniform
  • Sneakers and sandals
  • Minimal toiletries
  • Insect repellant
  • Pocket money

DRESS CODE FOR ATTENDING TISF ACTIVITIES

  • Formal attires or school uniforms are recommended for opening ceremony, student project oral/poster presentation and closing ceremony.
  • Light clothes with comfortable shoes are recommended for outdoor activities. Please ensure you are also protected with sunscreen.
  • Visitors must be properly dressed before being allowed entry to the palaces and temples in Thailand. Long pants, shirts, blouses with sleeves, midi skirts are highly recommended. (Tank tops, bare shoulders, shorts, mini skirts, tight pants and see-through outfits are not allowed.) If you show up at the front gate improperly dressed, there is a booth near the entrance that can provide clothes to cover you up properly (a deposit is required). Please visit https://www.royalgrandpalace.th/en/visit/practical-information for more details.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THAILAND

The weather in Thailand is generally hot and humid. During the TISF 2019, the average temperature is 25-30 °C.
Thailand Standard time is GMT +7.
Electrical outlets in Thailand are charged to 220v. Outlets in Thailand generally feature flat, two pronged plugs, so it is often necessary to have a three to two prong adapter for using notebook computers in Thailand.
General information about Thailand is also provided in http://www.tourismthailand.org/About-Thailand.

Contact Us


TISF 2019 Organizing Committee
Mahidol Wittayanusorn School

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