Singapore Students Win Gold Award at ASEAN Science Challenge with Innovative Recycling Solution

Published Date: 23 June 2022 03:00 PM

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Students from Cedar Girls' Secondary School have won the Gold award for their innovative solutions to scientific challenges on the topic of sustainability, at this year's 9th ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APT JSO). They clinched the top award alongside teams from China and Indonesia (See Annex A for full list of award winners).

2. 26 teams from the ASEAN Plus Three countries1 and an observer team from Sweden participated in this year's event, which was held from 20 to 23 June 2022 under the theme "Building an Environmentally Sustainable Future". Singapore was represented by teams from Cedar Girls' Secondary School, Pasir Ris Secondary School, Raffles Institution, and Singapore Chinese Girls' School. The event aims to encourage intellectual curiosity among talented secondary school students in the ASEAN Plus Three countries, and motivate them to pursue careers in the field of science and technology.

3. In their winning project, students from Cedar Girls' Secondary repurposed food waste into fabric, potentially contributing to research and development in green fabric production. The other three Singapore teams won Silver (See Annex B for more details on these projects).

4. In the Science Process Skill Challenge, all four Singapore school teams were awarded Silver for their performance in scientific tasks that challenged participants to optimise the power output from solar cells, as well as to learn and try different ways to sort and identify plastics for recycling (See Annex B for details of scientific challenges).

  1. The ASEAN Plus Three countries consist of the 10 ASEAN member states, alongside China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea.

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