Science and Math Council
Weekly Meetings for Science and Mathematics Council
Date: Mondays 4.40 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. (Clubs will meet during this time, if we call for a general meeting)
Wednesdays 2.30p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS COUNCIL (SMC) – event organiser
From the ACSian Science Society in 1954 to the Science and Mathematics Council (SMC) today, we continuously built upon our seniors’ legacy.
We organise international science competitions and enrich the lives of local and overseas primary school students to pre-university students, while developing our interests in the sciences!
This year, our international competitions include the 42nd International C. B. Paul Science Quiz, 10th International Biomedical Quiz, 2nd International Sci-Teens Challenge. We will also organise the 10th Heyday, a social enrichment programme for primary school students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This year, we will be holding it virtually with art, music and science workshops. SMC students are empowered to run these events. Our work ranges from registration for a few hundred participants, preparing documents, PowerPoint slides, Excel sheets as well as setting up the equipment for Zoom. The skills are varied, you will be a Master of all trades!
Last year, we were blessed to organise a Leadership Masterclass, conducted by Associate Professor Kwa Chong Teck (founding Executive Director of National Dental Centre) based on the Harvard Business School case study of Aravind Eye Hospital. This year, we will have the honour of Professor Ling San, Provost and Vice President of Nanyang Technological University share about leaderships in organisations.
We get to learn and bond on Learning Journeys in our school holidays, such as staying overnight at the S. E. A. Aquarium on Sentosa, visiting Marine Aquaculture Centre at St John’s Island, ComCrop urban farm, NUS DemoLab, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine Anatomy Museum and the Centre for Healthcare Simulation.
Separately, there are four science clubs for greater science engagement:
The science clubs collaborate with the Science and Mathematics Council as part of the Question Setting committee to set questions for the International C. B. Paul Science Quiz where our members had a great opportunity to broaden their knowledge reading articles and appreciate the various sciences better.
Science club members take part in numerous science competitions and science research projects such as the Singapore Science and Engineering Fair, Engineering Innovation Challenge, Green Wave Environmental Care Competition, Samsung Solve for Tomorrow and S. T. Yau High School Science Award (Asia). Members get the opportunities to attend trainings for coding, biomedical or mathematics etc., where the trainers are won medals at various Olympiads such as IMO, IBO, IChO, IOI and IPhO.
Have a green thumb? Science club members will be helping to design and care for the Medicine Garden in College. This will be part of a series of mini research projects related to food science and organic chemistry.
Students need not be members in both SMC and the Science clubs.