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A*STAR Science Award Ceremony
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Science Award (JC) is open to students who have excelled in Science and Mathematics subjects and who have a keen interest in research. It provides recipients with opportunities to embark on the A*STAR Research Programme (RAP) at A*STAR Research Institutes. Besides the RAP, awardees will also have the opportunity to participate in other A*STAR activities such as talks and seminars by leading scientists.
We are proud to announce the following students who have been selected for the A*STAR Science Award 2016.
Ng Jun Wei, Timothy 1SA1
Samuel Diong Yong Jie 1SA2
Bryan Wee Shun Yi 1SB1
Tong Kai Ting 1SC1
Tan Zhizheng, Varen 1SC1
Ito Ayumi 1SC3
From left to right: Mrs Jeanne Wan(SH Science Research & Talent Development), Mdm Adeline Cheong, Timothy Ng(1SA1), Varen Tan(1SC1), Samuel Diong(1SA2), Bryan Wee(1SB1), Tong Kai Ting(1SC1), Dr Alfred Huan(Executive Director A*STAR), Ito Ayumi(1SC3)[Absent]
"Visiting the research institutes of A*STAR, I gained an enlightening insight on the research scene in Singapore. During one of the many tours conducted, my peers and I had the privilege to visit the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology's Zebrafish Facility. During the tour, we learned about how researchers have been using zebrafish for research on genetic engineering, producing transparent and even glow-in-the-dark zebrafish. Having seen the many interesting projects A*STAR has been working on, my interest in the Sciences and research has definitely further piqued. Additionally, I have developed a deeper appreciation for the research industry and its contribution to the Singaporean economy. Overall, the entire experience was undeniably an enriching one."