ORIGINAL RESEARCH BY YOUNG TWINKLE STUDENTS (ORBYTS)
BY JOANNA COOPER | ACADEMIC COORDINATOR, SIS
Stellar International school has partnered with Orbyts UK Space Program to engage with cutting-edge research and to get involved in scientific work. ORBYTS is an education programme in which secondary school pupils work on original research projects under the tuition of PhD students, Post-Docs and other young scientists. We are proud to announce that Stellar International School is the first school in Asia to take part in this programme.
Our Year 9 students will be mentored by top scientists in the field of space science and at the end of the program students will present their final work along with 30 other schools in the UK who take part in this programme. All participants of the programme have a chance to become the winner of ORBYTS 2022.
Due to time zones, the sessions will be conducted on Saturdays at 10:00 to 11:30 am at the school (ICT Room). The programme commences on 12 February 2022 and will finish around June.
What is ORBYTS?
ORBYTS is an education programme in which secondary school pupils work on original research projects under the tuition of PhD students, Post-Docs and other young scientists.
With a wider goal of engaging pupils from under-represented groups, ORBYTS has gathered momentum every year and now partners more than 25 schools with space scientists. Since 2018, these partnerships have produced 10+ publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, with 100s of secondary school students authoring these papers. Many of the schools involved report dramatic (~100%) increases in uptake of STEM A-level subjects following the programme. ORBYTS for secondary school pupils offers the chance to engage directly with cutting-edge research and to challenge their misconceptions about who can do science and what science is.
Learn more about the programme at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/astrophysics/outreach/orbyts