Igniting Student Passion to Create a Global Community of Problem Solvers

The LAB Program

Promoting Student-Led Projects in Environmental Science

The LAB Program is centered on four thematic principles: environmental science, project-based and place-based learning, student leadership, and cross-cultural navigation. Students form teams and conduct research on their project related to the LAB annual theme which is always tied to environmental science. Although structured as a competition, the program emphasises the scientific research and learning process and gives students the opportunity to showcase their projects and learn from one another. In this process, we connect students and teachers to their counterparts, encourage student-centered learning, and inspire students to take initiative in their learning and their community.

The Global LAB

Bringing Students and Teachers Together for Academic and Cultural Sharing

The Global LAB is the culmination of the LAB Program, which convenes qualified teams from different schools and countries across the Asia-Pacific region once a year. The week-long Global LAB is hosted in a city in Southeast Asia and is full of activities. Students present their projects to a panel of judges as well as to teachers, other participants, and local students and educators to further share their research and findings. Other activities include site visits to cultural and environmental sites, which have included national conservation parks and heritage villages.

Global LAB 2020 will be held from 14-21 July 2020 in Thailand (tentative).

Past Participants

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What our Participants say

“LAB is a unique opportunity for students to share their passion in addressing local and global issues while connecting with other students around the Asia Pacific region. It also exposes students to memorable experiences to create lifelong friendships.”
Nan Ketpura-Ching
Teacher
‘Iolani School
Hawaii, USA
“Thank you so much LAB for this golden opportunity. This mean so much to me. Being able to compete in the international global finals was my pleasure and so rewarding. This was also a week to grow as a person and a week to make long lasting international friends.”
Bunlim Taing
Student
Preah Monivong High School
Cambodia
“Thank you LAB for this incredible journey. This is the first international competition that I have participated in. I had the opportunity to see other projects and to make friends. I think LAB is the fastest pathway for understanding and self-development.”
Quan Anh Thu
Student
Chu Van An High School
Vietnam

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