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Singapore Science & Engineering Fair 2021

The Singapore Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF) is a national competition organised by the Ministry of Education, A*STAR and Science Centre Singapore, and is affiliated to the prestigious Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF), which is regarded as the Olympics of science research competitions.

Just as in 2020, SSEF 2021 took place virtually in lieu of safe distancing measures. A total of 470 projects were entered for the competition, of which 320 were shortlisted for the final judging on 31 March. RGS registered 24 projects for the competition, of which 19 were shortlisted for the final judging. Under the guidance of RGS teacher-mentors, the RGS projects achieved 2 Gold Awards, 3 Silver Awards, 2 Bronze Awards and 3 Merit Awards. 4 teams also received special awards for their projects:

Names of StudentsProject TitleAwardTeacher-Mentor
Celyn Chng
Tay Li Ann
Low Iing
(Class of 2020)
Supplementation of Lactobacillus casei reduces đ›ƒ-amyloid accumulation in Alzheimer Drosophila melanogaster
GoldDr Lim Ai Khim
Glenda Tan Hui En
Goh Xin Ru Karin
(Class of 2020)
Stool Recognition for Colorectal Cancer Detection through Deep Learning
Gold
SUTD R&I Award: Healthcare
Mr Shaun De Souza
Maggie Yao Chai Yinzhi
Aw Si Yu
(Class of 2020)
Supplementary DHA ameliorates motor and cognitive dysfunction in Drosophila melanogaster model of Alzheimer’s Disease SilverDr Lim Ai Khim 
Tham Yun Xin
(Class of 2020)
Quantification of Kinetic Friction Coefficient with Timoshenko SilverMs Cheong Szu Chuang
Alysa Lee Mynn
(Year 4)
Cross-lingual Information Retrieval SilverMr Shaun De Souza
Hong Wan Jing
Bay Kai Fen, Kylie
Yvette Teo Jin Yin
(Class of 2020)
Investigation of Lactobacillus casei in the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease in the Nematode Model Caenorhabditis elegans Bronze
SUTD R&I Award: Healthcare
Ms Carmen Hoo 
Lu Shiyi Rachel
Sheryl Tay Ke Ying
(Year 4)
Elucidating the role of MAMDC2 in head and neck squamous cancerBronze
SUTD R&I Award: Healthcare
Ms Carmen Hoo 
Wee Jie Minn Phoebe
Sarah Wong Ee Min
(Class of 2020)
Where Does the Signal Come From? MeritMr Shaun De Souza
Sun Xiaoqing
(Class of 2020)
Viscous flow around a bottle MeritMs Cheong Szu Chuang 
Komati Reddy Nikhita
(Year 4)
Determining feasibility of mixed integer linear programming problem by machine learning
Merit Mr Shaun De Souza
Bernice Chong Boon Yen
(Class of 2020)
Reliability Design and the In-Orbit Lifetime of Satellites
Participation
SUTD R&I Award: Aviation
Mr Shaun De Souza 
Eddula Jyotsna Reddy
Aina Afrina Binte Mohd Faizal
Adeena Ansari
(Year 4)
Investigating Methods of Producing Bioplastics and its Physical Properties with Different Amounts of HCI
Participation
SAAS Special Award 
Ms Carmen Hoo

The school-based project ‘Supplementation of Lactobacillus casei reduces đ›ƒ-amyloid accumulation in Alzheimer Drosophila melanogaster’ has been selected to be one of six projects to represent Singapore at the Regeneron ISEF scheduled for the first week of May! SSEF judges were impressed with the passion of the team members and the extent of ownership they demonstrated during the final judging.

Spot the team members in the promotional video below:

Another project ’Stool Recognition for Colorectal Cancer Detection through Deep Learning’ has also been selected to represent Singapore at the Global Youth Science and Technology Bowl (GYSTB) in June. The GYSTB is an international student science project competition in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering in Hong Kong, organised by the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. It showcases global youth scientific achievement and innovation, aiming to promote science and technology, and providing a platform for global youths to develop their creativity and scientific mindsets, facilitate the exchange of scientific ideas, interests and abilities among young scientists all over the world.

In the Junior Scientist category, a total of 32 projects were shortlisted, and under the guidance of our RGS teacher-mentors, all three of the RGS registered projects were shortlisted for the final judging, and the following are the teams’ achievements:

Names of StudentsProject TitleAwardTeacher-Mentor
Hilary Chee Xin Yi
Zhang Haiyun
Samushkova Anastasiya
(Year 3)
Constructing a Prototype of Air Filter out of Plant Materials
Distinction (for Project)
Merit (for Video)
Mr Chan Sau Siong
Isabel Kye Li Ho
Chan Kai Ling
Joella Hau Ryae Ning
(Year 3)
Prototyping Biodegradable Food Containers made from Durian Rind Material
Merit (for Video)Dr Prama Sundari

In addition, the school-based project ‘Constructing a Prototype of Air Filter out of Plant Materials’ has been selected to represent Singapore at the Broadcom MASTERS International at the Regeneron ISEF.

Congratulations to all the teams and teacher-mentors for their excellent work in the competition!

Our RGS teams hard at work during the final online judging.
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