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Hwa Chong Team is Best Performing Singapore Team in Intel ISEF, Pennsylvania

10 Jun 2015

The Hwa Chong team which emerged top amongst the 600 project submissions at the annual Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF), has excelled on the international stage as well. The team comprising Tan Yi Zhao (15S7G), Lim Zheng Theng (15S7J), and Benjamin Tan Kye Jyn (15S7B), clinched the Second Award in the Environmental Engineering category of the Intel ISEF 2015 with their project ‘Synthesis of Electrospun Nanosilver-Functionalized Nylon 6 Nanofibres for Membrane Water Purification’. The competition was held from 10-15 May 2015, in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition, with approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries competing annually.

The team was also one of only four teams out of the 286 reviewed to be awarded the coveted Sigma Xi Special Award for Team Science in the Life Science category. This award is given to the teams with the best demonstrations of interdisciplinary research and team science. Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, is the international honor society of science and engineering. One of the oldest and largest scientific organizations in the world, Sigma Xi has maintained a distinguished history of service to science and society for more than a century.

This achievement is testament to the innovation and dedication of the team as well as their ingenuity in harnessing science for socially responsible outcomes.  Ably guiding our students to embark on such conscionable research projects in service to society is Mrs Sow Yoke Keow (Principal Consultant/ Research), supported by laboratory staff at our Science Research Centre.

Congratulations to the team once again, and may this achievement inspire future Hwa Chong students to scale new heights in their research.

The winning team and their teacher mentor, Mrs Sow Yoke Keow (Principal Consultant/Research)

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