Bronze Award at 20th International Elementz Science Research Conference & Exhibition
Our students clinched a Bronze Award in the 20th International Elementz Science Research Conference & Exhibition this year. It is an annual event organized by the MOE’s North Zone Centre of Excellence for Science @ Anderson Serangoon Junior College, to provide students with an opportunity to develop and showcase their aptitude and potential in Science inquiry through a scientific investigative-type project. The Guest-of-Honour was Mr Tan Bee Teck, MOE’s Chief Information Officer/IT Director Information Technology Branch and GovTech’s Cluster Director for Education.
In this competition, our students sought a solution to make new paper from paper and vegetable waste, with the aim to meet the growing demand for paper whilst reducing food waste in Singapore. Considering the common inedible food wastes in Singaporean diet, the students shortlisted garlic skin and celery stem as these vegetable waste are highly fibrous. Over the course of February and March, the students prepared samples, performed experiments, collected data and designed a poster to present their findings to a panel of judges at the exhibition held from the 8 to 10 of April 2019. Out of over 100 projects submitted from various local and international secondary schools, including established STEM schools such as NUS High School of Math and Science and the School of Science and Technology, our North stars have indeed made us proud by clinching the Bronze Award!