The 7th Asia-Pacific Conference of Young Scientists (APCYS 2018) was held from December 5 to 10 at the Kamnoetvidya Science Academy (KVIS) in Thailand. Students from 22 countries gathered to deliver an oral and poster presentation of their research project in the areas of physical sciences, life sciences, mathematics and computer science. The aim of the APCYS is to promote and foster an atmosphere of scientific research exchange among students by providing opportunities for them to share their research findings. The conference also serves as a platform for cultural exchange and for participants to befriend fellow peers.

Congratulations to the five St. John’s students who garnered the following awards:

  • Heera Kodiyamplakkal earned a silver medal in the Life Sciences category for her oral presentation on her research entitled “Herbal Heroes: An Assessment of the Phytotherapeutic Benefits of Herbs for Diabetes Mellitus”.
  • Patrick Jun earned a bronze medal in the Environmental Science category for his oral presentation on his research entitled “Benefits of Natural Mimosine on Mass Agriculture Abstract”.
  • Haram Kim won best in poster presentation in the Environmental Science category for his research entitled “Effect of Temperature on Soil-Based Microbial Fuel Cells”.
  • Kaela Kim won the Special Award, Social Inspiration in the Engineering category for her research on “Efficiency of a Stormwater Drainage System”.
  • Alexandra Chua won the Special Award, Potential Application in Noise Sensing in the Physics category for her research on “Harnessing Sound as a Means of Energy”.

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