Project-i2Discovery |


The MAAYS team is glad to present a new pilot project:
MAAYSnet Searching for Young Scientists

Project-i2discovery is a search for new young scientists through the a project research based competition. Either individually or in teams, participants will prepare a preliminary research paper.

There are three stages in this Project-i2discovery.

1. Stage One: Unearthing New Researchers (November till January 2010)

To participate, you only need to:

* Register as MAAYS Forum Member

* Participate as an individual or as team (not more than three individuals).

* Choose a URL for your blog which cannot be changed. Please notify the adminstrator at

* Prepare your preliminary research paper using the Guidelines on research paper (viewing available here)

* Upload your preliminary research paper to your blog

* Visit your own blog frequently;

* Upgrade you preliminary paper and repost after getting feedback and exchanges from your blog viewers.

Participants will be required to submit their finalised paper on the 5th of January.

[Note : Besides having peer blog members viewing your blog, MAAYSnet Project i2discovery team has Science Community Researchers (SCR) assigned to view your blog and may comment on your paper. They may also view other blog members’ views, comments, feedbacks and give suggestions.]

2. Stage Two: Discovering “Budding Young Scientists” (BYS) (February – March 2010)

MAAYSnet will shortlist several teams of bloggers from the Stage One participants and assign them with Project i2discovery mentors. These bloggers will be known as BYS. The assigned mentors will groom them and enable them to improve their experiment protocols designed and report preparation.

3. Stage Three: Grooming Budding Young Talents (March – September 2010)

The BYS will have to set their new blogs after the grooming sessions with mentors and attend e-live forum where they will be selected as “Ambassadors” to represent MAAYSnet in the 7th SSYS Regional Congress (2 to 5 March 2010) at RESCAM, Penang and other events which will groom these young talent to be potentially great scientists.
Information on the judging criterias can be obtained from the forum. Click HERE to be redirected to the forum.

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