London International Youth Science Forum, July 2013

On Tuesday 30th July, 27 students attending the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) residential event visited Cranfield University as part of their 2013 programme.  These students were representing some of the brightest minds from 13 countries as far as New Zealand, India, Jamaica and Brazil.

The students were introduced to Cranfield’s breath of research activity in science, technology and engineering.  Part of their visit to Cranfield included a tour of our ultra precision engineering facilities, discovering how close interactions with industry enable us to make a difference in the real-world.

LIYSF is an annual two week residential event held at Imperial College London, with lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists, visits to industrial sites, research centres, scientific institutions and organisations, including world class laboratories and universities.

LIYSF attracts over 350 of the world’s leading young scientists aged 17-21 years old (who are either currently studying or applying at/for undergraduate education) from more than 50 participating countries. There is an active social calendar with events designed to enable those from around the world to learn about different cultures. The scope of LIYSF extends further than broadening scientific understanding to engage students in education on other cultures and develop lasting, international friendships.