Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2018: Singapore’s young research talents take the global stage

Published Date: 24 May 2018 12:00 AM

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1. Innovative solutions to tackle real-world challenges developed by Singapore students were showcased at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) 2018. The Ministry of Education (MOE), the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), and the Science Centre Singapore congratulate our students for their commendable performance.

2. Held from 13 to 18 May in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US, the Intel ISEF is one of the world’s largest annual pre-college science fairs, providing a platform for top science and engineering talents to showcase their projects. Through the fair, our students demonstrated their strong ability to apply their learning of Science concepts outside the classroom. They also exchanged insights with young scientists from all over the world and gained valuable experience competing in the international arena.

3. The team submitted four individual projects and two team projects, and bagged a total of seven awards (details in the Annex):

Full Title of Award Students Project
1st Award in the Chemistry Category and a Special Award from Thermo Fisher Scientific Dominic Yap, Bryan Lim, and Shawn Lim from Hwa Chong Institution Research on a novel hybrid electrochemical method to treat sludge in an environmentally-friendly manner.
2nd Award in the Materials Science Category Koo Wei De from National Junior College Developed a new way of measuring gel microviscosity using magnetic nanoparticles.
3rd Award in the Chemistry Category and a Special Award from Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh Kee Jin Wen from National Junior College Constructed an optical biosensor to monitor drug production.
3rd Award in the Physics and Astronomy Category Russell Yang from NUS High School of Math and Science Created an inexpensive way of using electrical circuits to study the properties of exotic materials, such as graphene, and other topological insulators.
4th Award in the Biochemistry Category Vicky Qu from Raffles Institution Synthesised a molecule that targets neurons in the brain, which may lead to a new non-invasive treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
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