Shell STEM Youth Innovation Challenge

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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.

Students at the Shell STEM Camp working on their project.
Credit: STEM Inc

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
Schools Teams
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
Schools Teams
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
Schools Teams
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
Schools Teams
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.

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