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Aspiring Young Scientists from Hwa Chong Make Innovative Discoveries

22 Aug 2019

Two teams of Hwa Chong students participated for the first time in the 3rd International Young Scientists Innovation Exhibition (IYSIE) 2019 which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on July 8th-12th, 2019.

Teams from more than 15 countries around the world, such as Malaysia, Thailand, USA, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Iran, Guam, Nepal and India participated in the competition.

Despite intense competition, the HCI teams have done Singapore and the school proud by achieving the following results.

Team 1
Lim Dillion (3S3)
Ho Shanley (3P1)
Bryan Lee Chong Han (3P1)
Award: Gold
Project: Eco-Friendly Synthesis of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles for UV Protection
Mentor: Mrs Sow-Peh Yoke Keow
Synopsis: The group discovered  a novel way to synthesize cerium oxide nanoparticles using Cordyline fruticosa leaf extracts. The cerium oxide nanoparticles synthesized possessed UV protection and antioxidative properties and could be incorporated into sunblock to protect against harmful UV rays.

Team 2
Li Xin Rui (2O3)
Zhang Weijia (2O3)
Award: Silver
Mentor: Mr Fong Cheng Shek

Photo (left to right): Ho Shanley (3P1), Lim Dillion (3S3) and Bryan Lee (3P1)

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