International Opportunities in Nexus VI
CSIA has a well-deserved reputation for its outstanding International Programme. Nexus offers unique opportunities for students to engage and collaborate with other top schools on the international stage.
Nexus offers further opportunities for students to engage and collaborate with other top schools on the International stage, such as the Australian Science and Mathematics School, Ritsumeikan School in Japan, National Junior College Singapore, John Monash Science School in Australia, Korean Science Academy of KAIST, National University of Singapore Maths and Science School, the High School affiliated to Beihang University in Beijing and many others. Our relationships with these leading international schools is well established. Students can embark on joint research, exchange visits and other collaboration with students from these schools.
NJC Collaborative Projects
We are very proud of our close relationship with the National Junior College in Singapore. Every year Nexus VI students have the opportunity to work alongside students from the NJC during exchange visits to Singapore and the UK. Recent projects have included:
A project led by Dr Daren Ler, a teacher from the NJC, who challenged the team to write a computer programme which can analyse a large set of student assessment data and then make predictions about future performance in exams. The programme had to be able to adapt and change its own calculations, becoming more reliable each year as more data becomes available.
Another recent project was a biodiversity project led by Dr Adrian Spalding, a renowned entomologist from the University of Exeter. The students visited Loe Bar in the UK to compare environmental factors with the abundance of the Sandhill Rustic Moth. The students then travelled to Singapore to take a comparative study in a different environment.
A third project was led by the Institute for Research in Schools who provided the team with advanced particle detectors which are as sensitive as the detectors which make up ATLAS and CMS at the Large Hadron Collider in CERN. The students devised an investigation to analyse the risk of exposure to radioactive Radon gas at different heights above ground level. This is especially important in the context of Singapore as many Singaporeans live in high-rise apartment blocks.
Alongside undergraduate level research, students also have the opportunity
to explore Singapore and sample the local culture.
The International Science Schools Network
The International Science Schools Network is an organisation of forty
leading Science and Mathematics specialist schools that promotes and celebrates this outstanding provision. Nexus VI students have the opportunity to showcase their own research projects on the international stage at the annual International Science Schools Fair, where students from these high performing schools come together to share their work.
The International Science Fair is held at prestigious venues worldwide such as Japan, Singapore, Bangkok, Adelaide, Winnipeg, Moscow and Melbourne. CSIA hosted the 2013 event, which was attended by over 200 students and educators.