A*STAR-MOE R&D Attachment
Ever wondered what it's like to be a scientist? You'll want to join our Student Attachment Programme, a joint initiative by A*STAR and MOE.
Held during the Nov/Dec school break each year, each participant will be paired with another and attached to a researcher in one of the A*STAR Research Institutes of his choice for a period of four to five weeks. With his partner and under the supervision of the assigned researcher, he will get to dirty his hands in a small project designed to illustrate some aspect of what the Institute does and should gain concrete knowledge of what scientific research entails. Besides it will be a chance to get to know a researcher firsthand minus the stereotype of absent-mindedness and Einstein-like mad hair. Most of all it will be the experience of being inspired by science at work and not being awed by fancy machines.
Any student interested in a scientific career or who may wish to consider it as a career option should consider joining this programme. After all you might just pass a distinguished scientist in the corridor!
Student Attachment will commence in November/December.