ASTAR Talent Search (ATS)
A*TS is an annual competition for students aged 15 to 18 years old. It recognises students who have a strong aptitude in science and engineering and a passion for research. Every year, A*TS participants showcase their scientific projects to a distinguished panel of judges from local and international universities, A*STAR research institutes, and Chief Judge who is typically a Nobel Laureate.
More information about A*TS can be found here .
|Winners of the A*STAR Talent Search 2012
||Nobel Laureate Prof Erwin Neher at the A*TS Awards Ceremony
Singapore Science & Engineering Fair
Open to all upper secondary and JC students between 15 and 21 years old
The Singapore Science & Engineering Fair (SSEF) is a national competition which targets students from the upper secondary and junior college level. Students are challenged to work on innovative research projects which cover the science and engineering disciplines.
These projects can be sourced from the Science Research Programme (SRP), Technology & Engineering Research Programme (TERP), Science Mentorship Programme (SMP) or projects done at school or cluster level. In addition, the SSEF is affiliated to the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), regarded as the world's largest pre-college celebration of science. Strong contenders from the SSEF also vie for the A*STAR Talent Search and the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Details of the SSEF can be found here .
National Science Challenge
Open to secondary three students
The National Science Challenge is a highly competitive game show which is broadcast on television (MediaCorp Channel 5). This competition provides secondary three students with a chance to challenge their knowledge and foster creativity in the areas of science, technology and biomedicine. Participants pit their wits and knowledge at on-site challenges hosted by research institutes and universities and at nail-biting TV studio rounds.
To understand how this competition can inspire young students to embark on a research career, please click here for more information.
Science Buskers Festival
Open to all aged 7 to 70 years old
The Science Buskers Festival encompassed the idea of developing the individual's communication skills through expressions of science in creative manners. Organised as a competition, Science Buskers Festival served as an excellent platform to spread key messages relating to the importance of making science “alive” in action. During the competition, contestants did a "show-and-tell" on any science topic, and judging was based on audiences' votes and judges' scores.
For more information, click here.
National Junior Robotics Challenge
Open to primary three to secondary three students
The National Junior Robotics Competition (NJRC) is the largest national robotics competition in Singapore, which is organised annually by the Singapore Science Centre. This all-round competition targets young robotics enthusiasts from primary three to secondary three, to pit their robotics programming skills against one another. Thus, NJRC provides an excellent opportunity for the students to work on their strategy building, teamwork and creativity. Further information on the details of the competition can be obtained from here .
First® Tech Challenge
Open to students aged 14 to 18 years old
The First® Tech Challenge is the first-of-its-kind robotics competition in the world to promote not just an atmosphere of participation but also advocate the concepts of CoopertitionTM (Cooperation + Competition = CoopertitionTM) and Gracious ProfessionalismTM. The competition is an integral and final part of the Singapore Robo Trek, providing local youths the much needed opportunity and platform to continue their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through robotics.
For more information, click here.
Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award
Open to primary school students to adults below 36 years old
The Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award was first mooted by Nobel Laureate Professor C.N. Yang in May 1986. The Award aims to stimulate creativity among youths, as well as to inspire them to seek innovative solutions using current knowledge. In this way, the Award serves to promote scientific and technological research in Singapore. An exhibition of the winning projects is held at the Singapore Science Centre annually.
More information on the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award can be found here .
Sony Creative Science Award
Open to all primary school students
The Sony Creative Science Award (SCSA) is a competition for primary school children in Singapore. The SCSA is a collaboration between A*STAR, the Singapore Science Centre and Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd. The main theme for this competition is “Creative Toys”, allowing young children to use their imagination and creativity to make toys that function on basic scientific principles. In this way, SCSA stimulates an interest in science and encourages creativity among these young participants.
More details of the SCSA can be found here .
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