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NUS High School dominates at Singapore International Science Challenge (SISC) 2011

SISC is a biennial international event conceptualized by National Junior College, and co-organised by the Ministry of Education, Singapore and supported by Agency For Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) since 2007. The event brings together gifted Science students between the ages of 15 and 18 from around the globe to compete, collaborate and innovate in Science. The multi-disciplinary focus of the challenge provides an authentic backdrop for students to integrate and apply their Science knowledge to solve real-life global problems and produce innovation. Students will also have the opportunity to interact in social and cultural activities which showcase the Singapore culture.
SISC also aims to build the capacities of our educators in Science education through the teachers’ and principals’ programmes. It provides opportunities for science educators to engage in professional discourse and establish and develop ties with counterparts from other schools from around the world.
From 23 to 28 May 2011, NUS High School sent a group of 3 students, Tan Wei Quan Bryce (M11602), Ananya Kumar (M11509) and Narmadha Morvil (M11504) to participate in the Third Singapore International Science Challenge (SISC) 2011. The  theme for this challenge was ‘Involve, Evolve, Revolve’. It is a 6-day forum and competition where the students interact with participants from other top schools (international and local) and apply their knowledge to solve real-life environmental problems. There are altogether three challenges, namely Research Poster Challenge, Design and Build Challenge, and Future Problem Challenge.
At the end of the competition, the students make the school proud by winning the following prestigious awards:
  1. Best Research Poster Award – Bryce Tan
  2. Engineering Product (Distinction) Award in Design & Build Challenge – Team
  3. Best Solution Award for Future Problem Challenge – Team
  4. Outstanding Scientist Award – Bryce Tan
  5. Best Institution – NUS High School

Well done, students!