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2020

ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS 2020

singapore young physicists' tournament 2020

Three RGS Year 4 students Wang Yifei, Sun Xiaoqing and Tham Yun Xin represented the school in Category B of the Singapore Young Physicists' Tournament (SYPT) 2020, and after many months of preparation, the team emerged as the Gold Award winners and champion team, a historical win as they are the first all-girls team to have won the accolade!

In Category A of the tournament, RGS alumnae Yang Liu, Tan Wei Tian Mireille and Selina Peh Yuet Ning received the Bronze Award. They had taken part in the revised format of the finals due to the COVID-19 situation, where they had to present their reports and posters via a video conference with the jurors.

Congratulations to the teams and also to our teachers from the RGS Science department Ms Angel Lim, Mr Tan Hup Yew, Mr Yang Kian Hong and Ms Cheong Szu Chuang who mentored the girls.

Photo 1 (Cat B).jpg                   Congratulations to (from left) Yifei, Xiaoqing and Yun Xin for their historical win in Category B of
                   the SYPT 2020!

Photo 2 (Cat A).jpg                    Congratulations to Selina, Yang Liu and Mireille for achieving the Bronze Award in Category A of
                    the tournament!

Photo 3 (Cat A).jpg                    The team presenting their report to the jurors via video conference.
   
Photo 5.jpg                    The teams together with two of their teacher-mentors from the RGS Science Department
                    Mr Tan Hup Yew (far left) and Ms Angel Lim (far right).
 

SYPT seeks to bring students through a process of what physicists do, from research to modelling, experimentation and finally to an oral defence before peers and experts. It provides authentic learning experiences in the learning of physics. Participants of the SYPT stand to represent Singapore in the International Young Physicists' Tournament.

young defence scientists programme congress 2020

Three RGS Year 3 students were awarded the Young Defence Scientists Programme (YDSP) Scholarship this year. They are:
  • Alysa Lee Mynn
  • Isabelle Ong Li Xin
  • Cheyenne Tan Sze Yi

The scholarship is awarded to talented individuals with outstanding academic achievements and a passion for science and technology. As the YDSP Congress goes virtual this year, the students, along with other recipients of the YDSP Scholarship, were recognised here.

The virtual congress also featured the projects completed by students over the past year. Click on the links below to read more about the projects by our alumnae:

Name of Student Project Title Report Poster
Duan Ning Xin Analysis and Prediction of In-Orbit Lifetime of Satellites in Low Earth Orbit Duan Ning Xin_Report.pdf 
Duan Ning Xin_Poster.pdf 
Zhou Xinyan Automatic Recovery Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Zhou Xinyan_Report.pdf 
Zhou Xinyan_Poster.pdf 
Pan Yongjing Object Recognition: Real Time Person Detection with Deep Learning  Pan Yongjing_Report.pdf  Pan Yongjing_Poster.pdf

Watch the video below for highlights of the YDSP activities that were held in 2019!

The YDSP is an initiative by the Defence Science and Technology Agency and DSO National Laboratories, which aims to cultivate student interest in defence science and technology.

SINGAPORE SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR 2020

The Singapore Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF) is a national competition organised by the Ministry of Education, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Science Centre Singapore (SCS). A total of 19 RGS projects were shortlisted for the judging round this year, which was modified due to COVID-19 measures that are in place. The modifications include students doing a video recording of their ‘elevator’ pitch and a series of online Q&A correspondences with the judges assigned to their project in place of the usual four to six rounds of presentations.

The following is the list of achievements by RGS students and alumnae from SSEF 2020:

Junior Scientist Category

Name of Student

Project Title

Award

Teacher-Mentor

Yu Hanzhang

Assignment of Competition Teams to Judges

Merit

Ms Carmen Hoo

Senior Scientist Category

Name of Student

Project Title

Award

Teacher-Mentor

Selina Peh Yuet Ning

Changing Eigenfrequencies and Sound Characteristics of Resonant Cavities Filling Up with Water

Gold

Yale-NUS Award

Ms Cheong Szu Chuang

Pang Hsien Teng Elody

Loi Zi Xian

Biodegradation of Bisphenol A (BPA) by Chlorella Fusca

Gold

Dr Lim Ai Khim

Jiang Chen

Sarah Wong Ee Min

Development of An Intelligent System for Monitoring Birds’ Health in the New Mandai Bird Park

Silver

Ms Carmen Hoo

Janessa Valencia Guo Jiaxuan (with students from other schools)

HoneySurfer: Intelligent Web-Surfing Honeypot

Silver

Mr Shaun De Souza

Zhou Xinyan

Automatic Recovery Systems for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)

Bronze

Mr Shaun De Souza

Tang Yun

Magdalene Lim Yong Qi

Mitigating the Threat of BPA to Animals Using Vegetables

Merit

Yale-NUS Award

Dr Lim Ai Khim

Charlotte Chua

Lucia Li

Chloe Lim Xuan

Biopurification Using Plant Xylems

Merit

Yale-NUS Award

Dr Lim Ai Khim

Yeo Jia Ying (with students from other schools)

Compact 3D-Printed Spidron Antenna for Drones

Merit

Mr Shaun De Souza