Hi there! Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)? STEM Inc is a unit in Science Centre focusing on igniting STEM passion among the students. This year, STEM Inc is running the Shell STEM Youth Innovation Challenge (Shell STEM Challenge), a competition sponsored by Shell Companies in Singapore.
The Shell STEM Challenge is a competition open to all secondary three students from schools offering the STEM Applied Learning Programme (ALP). Students get exposure to hands-on STEM experience building prototypes to solve real-world issues revolving the sustainability of Water, Food, Energy and Eco-friendly materials.
To further equip students with relevant skills to build their prototypes, STEM Inc ran a two-day Skills Workshops at four central schools where all participants also attended the Safety Briefing conducted by Shell Companies in Singapore. The central schools are namely, Greendale Secondary School, Guangyang Secondary School, Hillgrove Secondary School and Marsiling Secondary School.
Furthermore, volunteers from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Science Centre Singapore mentored the students. These mentors are engineers working in the real-world STEM industries and educators with Science background helped shape students’ project ideas and provide invaluable feedback on their prototyping.
There are a total of 253 students from 31 STEM ALP schools forming 49 teams participating in this challenge. On 3 June 2015, the Preliminary Judging was also held at the four central schools and 4 top finalists emerged from each project theme- Water, Food, Energy and Eco-friendly materials. A very big congratulation to all the finalists and they are as below.
|No.||Finalists- Water theme|
|1||Damai Secondary School||Squirtle|
|2||Geylang Methodist School (Secondary)||STEM Engineers|
|3||Greendale Secondary School||H2O|
|4||East View Secondary School||Galaxy CJYESS|
|Finalists- Food theme|
|1||Yusof Ishak Secondary School||Victus Scienta|
|2||Hong Kah Secondary School||HK Team|
|3||Pioneer Secondary School||Wonder Creator|
|4||Bukit View Secondary School||Kiwanos|
|Finalists- Energy theme|
|1||Balestier Hill Secondary School||Methane Power|
|2||Henderson Secondary School||Henderson Shell Win|
|3||MacPherson Secondary School||SAS|
|4||St. Patrick’s School||HeatSpace|
|Finalists- Eco-friendly materials theme|
|1||Chung Cheng High School (Yishun)||Terra Warriors|
|2||Chong Boon Secondary School||EcoColourz|
|3||Marsiling Secondary School||Timer Plug Team|
|4||Chestnut Drive Secondary School||Serious About Science (SAS)|
Check out this space to find out more on some of the Shell STEM Challenge projects this Saturday onwards. The Final Judging event is happening on 13 July, Monday at the Grassroots’ Club where public may view the finalists’ prototypes from 2pm to 5pm.
Like us on Shell STEM Challenge Facebook page to view all the other projects.
Eng Yee Peng is the Manager for Media & Communications from STEM Inc, Science Centre Singapore. Once a TV Writer/Director, Independent Filmmaker and Book Writer, she’s now enjoying working on promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by capitalising on the integration of both the digital and traditional media.