After a challenging year we are pleased to report that the 62nd London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) took place in July and was a great success. The Forum was run as a hybrid event with 60 students attending in person and over 400 students joining online from across the globe. The event was attended by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal in her new role as Patron. Students engaged with world class scientists from a number of disciplines including Professor Sarah Gilbert who led the Oxford University vaccine development team, former President of the Royal Society Professor Lord Martin Rees and celebrated space scientist Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE.
The pandemic prevented students from the Sub-Saharan region travelling to London to attend the Forum this year but we were pleased to support the online attendance of scholarship awardee Marina from Kenya. As well as engaging with the lectures and online visits, Marina had the opportunity to interact with students from all over the world. We look forward to continuing to support Marina, along with our other alumni students, as they pursue their careers in science enhanced by their experiences and connections from LIYSF.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.
Give the gift of stability in a time of instability. Set up an automatic, monthly gift now and get matched at 100%—because the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt us all, and it will take all of us to overcome it. Terms and conditions apply.
Monthly giving is as easy, safe, and as inexpensive as a Netflix subscription. Start a monthly donation to Young Scientists for Africa today and get matched at 100%. Terms and conditions apply.