Nexus VI have travelled to Singapore this week to begin their collaborative research projects. Ailsa, Alicia, Annabel, Kayleigh, Jools and Taylor will be working closely with students from the National Junior College on academic research which explores unknown and untested areas of Physics, Maths and Biology. They are being supported by teachers from CSIA and NJC.
Ailsa and Annabel are working with Mr Wong and Mr Rees on the factors which influence the spread of flu by generating a mathematical model using large datasets. Taylor and Jools are working on establishing the aerodynamic properties of ionocraft lifters with Mr Chapman and Mr Teo. Kayleigh and Alicia are exploring the impact that environmental changes can have on threatened species living in so-called ‘island habitats’ with Dr Foster and Ms Wong.
We have spent the first weekend exploring Singapore and its culture and today the academic programme has begun. The students have started to think about their projects and put plans in place to produce high quality research by the end of the week. In November the NJC students will travel to Camborne to complete the projects and to produce a written paper.