The idea of Asian Science Camp (ASC) was co-proposed in September 2005 after the Lindau Science Meeting by Professor Yuan-Tseh Lee from Taiwan, the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, and Professor Masatoshi Koshiba from Japan, the 2002 Nobel Laureate in Physics.
ASC is an annual event that aims to enlighten science-talented youths through discussions and dialogues with top scholars and technologists in the world and to promote the international friendship and cooperation among the best young students of the next generation in Asia.
Asian Science Camp 2017 (ASC 2017) is the eleventh of the series. Malaysia is honoured to be the host country for ASC 2017. The event will be held on 20 to 26 August 2017 at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Kampar Campus) in Malaysia.
ASC 2017 is hosted by the Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF), an initiative promoting interest in STEM among primary and secondary school students in Malaysia, and supported by Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), the ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET), Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) and the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM).