Many exciting things are happening this year. The OpenLab has been bursting at its seams since the beginning of the school year with the many various JIP electives, molecular workshop for Year 6 Bio RA students, consultations for SSEF poster presentations and now the research immersion programme (RIP) projects for the Year 5 Bio RA students! To say 2011 has been hectic would be an understatement!
Apart from all the Biology-related activities, we have a new scientist, Dr Tan Guoxian, on board the RSI team! Dr Tan specialises in signal pattern recognition in the area of forensic science! So exciting right! Still, I don’t think I’m doing it enough justice so I think I should ask him to write a post about his PhD work here. Dr Tan will soon be heading the ClusterLabs at Level 6, so don’t worry all you Physics and Chemistry students, you’ll soon be getting your own version of the OpenLab. We have many new Physics research projects supervised by Dr Tan. Please click here for the list of research topics.
Today I announced the new RSI Bio research projects as well as my new marine biology programme. If you would like to know more about them, please click here for the research projects and here for the marine biology programme. Just an observation, I think the projects get more interesting every year. Just so you know, in our first year of operation, we submitted ONE project to the Singapore Science and Engineering Fair, and unfortunately it didn’t get in to the final round. in 2010, we submitted 12, and eight got in! That’s a huge leap forward if I don’t say so myself. Of course, I’m not saying that this is completely thanks to the effort of RSI staff, the students definitely worked very hard to get that far (judging for SSEF is tomorrow, let’s cross our fingers and hope for the best!).
If you would like to apply for either the research or marine bio programme, please download the relevant forms and submit them to OpenLab by 11th March. Also, please feel free to pop by the OpenLab or email me if you would like to know more.