President's Science & Technology Awards 2017
The President's Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) are the highest honours bestowed on exceptional research scientists and engineers in Singapore for their excellent achievements in science and technology. Given annually, the awards are presented to recognise and celebrate outstanding and invaluable contributions by individuals or teams to the research and development landscape in Singapore. 2009 marked the first year that the President's Science and Technology Awards were presented.
The awards, formerly known as the National Science and Technology Awards since 1987, have been elevated to the status of the President's awards to highlight and give due recognition to the important role research scientists and engineers play in Singapore. The prestige of the President's awards underpins Singapore's efforts to raise the level of excellence in research and strengthen the growing community of scientific talent in Singapore.
The President's Science and Technology Awards constitute three different awards, namely, the President's Science and Technology Medal, the President's Science Award and the President's Technology Award. The winners of the respective awards have been carefully chosen through a rigorous process by a selection committee comprising key representatives from the government, industry, academia, defence and public research institutes.
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Seven top research scientists and engineers were conferred the 2016 President’s Science and Technology Awards (PSTA) by President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the awards ceremony held at Istana on 18 October 2016.