Record Number of Student Research Projects for 15th Anniversary of Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF)

Published Date: 12 March 2015 12:00 AM

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10 Teachers Recognised for Their Mentorship to Students in STEM Research

1.Over 1,200 students in secondary (upper) schools and JCs submitted research projects in various science and engineering fields for the Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2015. Held on 11 and 12 March 2015, a total of 595 projects from 36 schools were submitted - the highest in the history of SSEF, with over a hundred projects awarded the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit awards this year.

2.Currently in its 15th year, the SSEF is organised by MOE, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Science Centre Singapore with the aim to help spark and sustain our students’ passion and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Please refer to Annex for more details on SSEF 2015.

Outstanding Science Educator (Research Mentor) Award

3.In celebration of SSEF’s 15th anniversary, an Outstanding Science Educator (Research Mentor) Award will also be presented to recognise teacher mentors who have been making sustained impact in mentoring students in their research projects over the past years. These awardees have initiated and sustained school-based STEM-related research. Six teachers will be receiving the Outstanding Award while four teachers will be receiving the Commendation Award.

Participation at the Intel International Science & Engineering Fair

4.As an affiliate of Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) - a prestigious international science fair often regarded as the “Olympics” of science competitions - outstanding winners of SSEF will be chosen to represent Singapore in the Intel ISEF. This year, up to six SSEF projects would be chosen to participate in Intel ISEF which will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA in May 2015.

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