Thailand National Science and Technology Fair 2012

August 17th marked the return of National Science and Technology Fair (NSTF), Thailand’s largest science and technology annual festival aiming to promote public understanding and awareness of science and technology to Thai young people. The festival is held every year in August in correspondence with the “National Science Day” on 18 August with the components of exhibition, edutainment experience, and seminar, arranged through the extensive cooperation from public and private, local and international sectors.

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This year, the National Science and Technology Fair is being held from 17 to 31 August 2012 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC).   Thematic exhibitions are displayed in the following topics: mathematics, water management, earth and universe, natural disaster, green innovations, food and health and science in the Middle East.  Edutainment activities for youngster to enjoy include: Science Lab, Kid’s Zone, Science Contest and Science Theater. Additional information can be found on this Factsheet.
 

BIOTEC takes part in organizing the exhibition under the theme "Biocontrol".  Variety of BIOTEC research works on biological control of pests are presented to the visitors such as the use of Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus (NPV) to control beet armyworms, Beauveria bassiana fungus to control insect pests in cassava, brown plant hoppers in rice, and the use of Bacillus thuringiensis bacteria to control mosquito larvae.  The information is displayed through models of insects, so the visitor can learn about their nature and effects on agriculture products.

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Posted on 21 August 2012.

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