What to expect

The First Cambodia Science and Engineering Festival will take place in many parts of the country to try to reach and engage as many young Cambodians as possible. In order to engage and build momentum for the festival, these events will begin in the months before, with our amazing Festival team spreading out across the country to give kids a taste of the excitement to come. From then, we will be organizing many exciting events leading up to the grand finale: The Festival itself.

The Science Roadshow

The CSEF team will spend 2 weeks reaching out to schools in provinces surrounding Phnom Penh.

Taking Science to the Provinces

Bringing with them fun experiments and logistics plans for bringing the school to the festival.

Young STEM Pioneers

Randomly selected schoolchildren will be paired with science professionals to make awesome exhibits!

Pre-Festival Workshop

Teams of students will be paired with scientists and engineers to design and build an exhibit that has the “WOW” factor.

Festival Workshops

Workshops will have kids getting their hands dirty in experiments, testing their innovation and teachers learning new methods.

Making Science Stick

These workshops are essential to making the excitement of STEM truly memorable for not only the students of Cambodia but also their educators.

The Festival

The Festival will take place over three days and feature exhibitors, experiments and information on educational and career opportunities.

Scientifically proven to be fun!

The event will be in the festival format, serving music and entertainment alongside the exhibition.

The Science Roadshow

Taking Science to Cambodia

 

The Roadshow

A month before the festival, The Cambodia Science Team will pack up some of our favourite science experiments and set off across Cambodia to spread the word about the festival. They will also use this opportunity to visit a number of schools around Cambodia’s provinces and arrange logistics for bringing these school children to the festival and select lucky students to join in the pre-festival Young STEM Pioneers workshop.

Young STEM Pioneers

Pre-Festival Workshop

 

Young Stem Pioneers

The Young Stem Pioneers Pre-Festival Workshop will see groups of students chosen at random from schools across the country come to Phnom Penh to be paired up with a professional scientist, engineer or designer. These teams will have two days to create an engaging and visual demonstration of a scientific concept that will be displayed and enjoyed at the festival itself. Throughout this process they will be mentored and taught by their team leader, whilst learning, enjoying and being an integral part of the festival.

 

Festival Workshops

Making Science Stick

 

Festival Workshops

Workshops at the Festival will be grouped under three main themes: “Hands-on Science”, “Innovation Sessions” and “Tools for Teachers”. Hands on science are the messy, smelly, visual and altogether fun experiments that teach children a particular scientific concept in a way that they will never forget. From non-newtonian fluids to bubbleology to electronic circuits made of playdough kids won’t even realise they are learning!

Innovation Sessions sees kids being put through thought experiments by designers and engineers that have them challenging themselves to find innovative solutions to problems posed. In these situations, the child has the opportunity to become the inventor and surprise even themselves!

Tools for Teachers, run in collaboration with leading academic institutions aims to provide the science teachers of Cambodia with appropriate and exciting tools to supplement their current syllabus.

 

The Festival

Scientifically Proven to be Fun!

 

The Festival

The Kingdom of Cambodia has a great need to improve national levels of STEM education and industry, and inspiring young students to see STEM as exciting is the first step in encouraging them to think about careers in STEM. Experts agree that capitalizing on our natural curiosity of the world around us, particularly as children, is the best way to generate a lifelong interest in science. The First Annual Cambodian Science & Engineering Festival (CSEF) is a non-profit event designed to do just that; excite young Cambodians about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The festival format is ideally suited to these goals. By presenting STEM in a fresh, accessible and fun atmosphere, it allows young people to view STEM as approachable and exciting.