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AC Science: A*Star Student Attachment Programme

The A*STAR Student Research Attachment Programme (RAP) is jointly organised by A*STAR and MOE, to provide pre-university students with an opportunity to be immersed in the research project to gain insights into a specific area of science beyond the school curriculum at the A*STAR Research Institutes.  In 2015, seven students from ACJC who participated in the Young Researchers Attachment Programme (YRAP) and A*STAR-MOE Local Student Attachment Programme (LSAP) successfully completed their research attachments in December. In addition, 3 students have been shortlisted to present in the final judging of the Singapore Science Engineering Fair 2016.  
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Cao Feiqi(2SA4) was selected to present her research project in the closing ceremony.
“The attachment programme provided me with the opportunity to interact with excellent research scientists and work with them on real-life problems with practical values. It was really a very enriching one-month experience in the research institute. It inspired me to work harder and learn as much as possible to improve myself and to be part of R&D in the future. In addition, I was very honoured to be selected to present my research project at the closing ceremony. As an introvert, I was given a chance to hone my presentation skills and build up my confidence for giving speeches. I have learned a lot and made good friends with student participants from other schools and I will not hesitate to participate again in the research attachment programme if I am given the opportunity.”Cao Feiqi 2SA4  
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Zhang Mengxin(2SA4) with his research mentor, Dr. Zhang
“It has been really an honor for me to participate in the A*STAR Science Attachment Programme. This opportunity has totally changed my perspective on science research. I realised that science research is not boring at all. My 5-week attachment at the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES) in Jurong Island provided me with the privilege of learning more about graphene from the esteemed researcher, Dr. Zhang. Her insight has definitely contributed greatly in deepening my understanding and interest in material science and I truly appreciate the opportunity given. Overall, this science research programme has been nothing short of knowledge, wonder and fun.”  Zhang Mengxin 2SA4 
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From left to right: Mrs Tan-Lim Pui Yee(HOD Science), Stella Ferdinand(2SA5), Lee Georgie(2SA1), Prof. Alfred Huan, Cao Feiqi(2SA4), Lim Sau Kiat Keith(2SA4), Zhang Mengxin(2SA4), Irwin Tay Khai Cheng (2SD2,Absent), Thng Hui Min Felicia (2AD1,Absent)