SAS Students Did Us Proud!
School of Applied Science

2021

WorldSkills Singapore 2021 Competition 

Heartiest congrats to our student competitors: Braedon, Sivaneshwaran and Rou Enn won gold, silver and bronze medals respectively at WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) Competition 2021! Nothing could stop the enthusiasm, spirit of competition and innovation, as well as the commitment in the competition.

The students credit the guidance they received from their lecturers for their win. “We are honoured to represent NYP in the competition. We went through tough and intensive training  to sharpen the skills and techniques, but what kept us going most were our lecturers who strongly supported us throughout the whole training and competition. During our training, we also deepened our ties with the lecturers and tutors. They shared with us invaluable insights into their industry experience, and relevant skills that are not only applicable to WSS but also to our workplace in future,” they said.

READ our Education Minister’s facebook posting on WorldSkills Competition 2021.

 

LKCMedicine Anatomy Challenge 2021

Over 230 participants (47 teams) from Junior Colleges, Polytechnics and International Schools participated in this year’s Anatomy Challenge that was held by NTU Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. On 24 April 2021, there were six intense rounds of competition held in a gameshow format, which involved segments such as Video Round, Don’t Forget the Lyrics, Rapid Fire, and a special round of Judges Questions.

Our student team from School of Applied Science (SAS) has clinched the champion in the finals, triumphed over four other teams from River Valley High School, Hwa Chong Institution, Raffles Institution and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), and brought home the trophy for the first time!

Well done, NYP-SAS team. We are proud of you!

 

World Food Innovation Awards 2021

Congratulations to our student team (Jolene Ong Sze Xuan and Joanne Lim) from the Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition course, who has won the “Best Special-Edition Product” in the World Food Innovation Awards 2021. The winning product is our “Ondeh-Ondeh Dysphagia Ice Cream”.

People who have big craving for ondeh-ondeh yet has difficulty swallowing the dough balls may try out our ondeh-ondeh dysphagia ice cream. Says the team: “Our brightly coloured ice cream has three different layers: a green pandan flavour, a brownish gula melaka flavour and a white creamy coconut flavour. We hope that it would bring back good memories of what ondeh-ondeh tastes like." Besides being a tasty treat, the ice cream is also fortified with dietary fibre and calcium.

The World Food Innovation Awards recognises excellence and innovation across various categories of the global food industry. This year's competition received 276 entries from 22 countries across its 26 categories. These include well-known brands like Nestle and Danone.

 

2020

Worldskills Singapore 2020 Competition - Chemical Laboratory Technology 

Eugene Chua Yong Le and Belle Lee Sook Ling, our Year 3 students from the Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry, participated in the inaugural WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) 2020 Competition for Chemical Laboratory Technology (CLT) trade from 7-9 Oct-2020. 

Despite the stiff challenge from various institutes of higher learning, both of our students remained calm and steadfast during the intense competition. With their determination and resilience, Eugene and Belle performed well to clinch the Bronze award and Medallion for Excellence respectively.

Heartiest congratulations to our students!

 

NZIFST-Rose Spiess Video Competition for 2020 - Future Visions on Food Systems

Congratulations to our student team from the Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition course, who clinched the top spot and won the Grand Prize for their video entry in the New Zealand International Food Science & Technology (NZIFST) - Rose Spiess Video Competition 2020.

Various international student teams were entered to compete for the award for “A Sustainable Food Supply” thematic student video competition, which was held in conjunction with the 20th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology (World Food Congress), taking place in Auckland, New Zealand this year. Our student team has featured Singapore’s Yong Tau Foo and put along the sustainable food supply storyline in their video. Click here to watch the video.

Photo on left was taken in Nov 2019 before the COVID-19 outbreak.

2019

Worldskills Singapore 2019 Competition - Chemical Laboratory Technology 

Christy Chung and Soong Tian Hao, our Year 2 students from the Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry (DMC), participated in the inaugural WorldSkills Singapore (WSS) 2019 Competition for Chemical Laboratory Technology (CLT) trade. 

Both of our students remained calm and steadfast during the intense competition against other participants from the various universities, polytechnics and ITE.

With their hard work and perseverance, Christy and Tian Hao emerged as the winner and second runner-up respectively. 

Heartiest congratulations to our students!

WorldSkills Singapore - Chemical Laboratory Technology Gold Medal

Christy Chung

Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry (DMC) Year 2 Student

 

WorldSkills Singapore - Chemical Laboratory Technology Bronze Medal

Soong Tian Hao

Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry (DMC) Year 2 Student

 

LKCMedicine Anatomy Challenge 2019

Twelve students from Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology and Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science took part in Anatomy Challenge 2019 organised by Lee Kong Chien School of Medicine on 20 April 2019. A total of 55 teams from 23 Junior Colleges and Polytechnics took part in this year’s challenge. This year’s theme is Neuroanatomy.

Under the Individual Category, eight SAS students achieved Certificate of Distinction, while two students obtained Certificate of Merit. One of our teams also secured 1st Runner up in the Team Category.

2018

"Find Quorn Nugget A Friend” Sauce Making Competition

A total of 120 entries for sauces, created by students from the 9 educational institutions, including NUS, Singapore Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic were submitted for the preliminary round of the competition.  10 entries (mainly from NYP, SP, TP and NUS) were shortlisted for the final competition. The judges were so impressed with NYP sauces/ dips that we clinched all the top 3 prizes in the competition.

Congratulations to the winning teams and their mentors, Ms Lin Liang and Dr Gan Heng Hui!

These are the winning creations:

First prize: Year 3 DFSN students:
Chan Li Jean & Amanda Goh with their creation, Cococurry.

First Runner-up:
Year 2 DFSN students, Valerie Soh and Goh En Qi with their creation, Wasabi Sauce

Second Runner-up:
Year 2 DFSN students, Khadijah Binti Hassan & Teo Xin Yan with their creation, Oriental Asian Orange Sauce

The National Crystal Growing Challenge 2018

The National Crystal Growing Challenge (NCGC) 2018 organized by NUS took place on the 26 May 2018. The participants were from secondary schools, Junior Colleges, Institute of Technical Education and Polytechnics. We are delighted that Tai Kia Shen from Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry & Poon Chick Pin, Johnson from Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology won the “Largest Single Crystal” award in the Senior Category.

Runner up at the LKC Medicine Anatomy Challenge 2018

Three teams from SAS participated in the annual Lee Kong Chian (LKC) School of Medicine Anatomy Challenge on 21 April 2018. The competition is an anatomy-themed quiz, open to pre-university and polytechnic students. Out of 52 teams, NYP School of Health & Social Sciences (SHSS) team emerged team champions with NYP's School of Applied Science (SAS) a close 1st runner-up. For their exemplary performance in the individual challenge, five SAS students were awarded the distinction certificate while one student was awarded the merit certificate. NYP indeed aced the LKC Anatomy Challenge 2018 and swept the top awards!

Distinction and merit certificate recipients for the individual challenge (from the left to the right): Goh Jun Hui, Rachel Lim, Dai Jiahui, Ethan Goh, Tok Ke Ying and Shaik Mohideen Shemin Ayesha.

SAS participants from Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology and Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science. 

2017

Young Mayor Competition

Two teams of students from Diploma in Biologics & Process Technology (DBPT) and Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology (DCGT) took park in the Young Mayor Competition held on 1-2 April. 

The DBPT team won second runner up in the Senior Category B (ITE, Polytechnic and Equivalent Institution). They outlined broad policy directions to address the challenges in housing, transport, education, environment quality and other infrastructural requirements in an attempt raise the quality of life for Phnom Penh citizens. The competition helped the students develop their skills in creative problem solving, teamwork and nurtured them into responsible global citizens. 

Green Wave Environment Care Competition

Four students from Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology (DCGT) received the Encouragement Award for their project on “Horticulture Waste Recycler”. This competition was organized by Sembawang Shipyard, and the award ceremony held on 23 February 2017 was graced by the Minister of Education, Mr Ng Chee Meng. 

LKCMedicine Anatomy

A team of students from the School of Applied Science fought tooth and nail with top junior colleges (JCs) to make it to the finals of the inaugural LKCMedicine Anatomy Quiz organised by the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in Nanyang Technological University. 

Altogether, 39 teams from 20 JCs and two polytechnics registered for the competition. NYP sent two teams and eventually one made it to the finals with four other teams from Hwa Chong JC, Catholic JC, River Valley High and Singapore Polytechnic. Along the way, the NYP teams knocked out participants from Raffles JC, Victoria JC and NUS High School. 

The competition centred around various aspects of human anatomy, from its history to the latest imaging technologies, and how these could be applied to modern clinical practice. Aspiring doctors also gained insights into anatomy and the chance to experience the medical school's modern teaching approaches. 

Participants also observed demonstrations using high-tech medical teaching equipment such as the Anatomage Table which allows for virtual dissections.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam Book Prize

Tan Yan Wei (Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry) has been awarded the Tharman Shanmugaratnam Book Prize 2017 for his excellence in community service on 30 April 2017.

2016

Mason Nicholas Law

Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award Ceremony

SAS graduate Mason Nicholas Law from Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology was awarded the Merit Award for his invention:"Crustacean Fullness Assessment Device" at the Tan Kah Kee Young Award Ceremony 2016 held on 28 May 2016.

Sarika Nishaini

Sinda Excellence Award winner

Seshan S/O Veerappan

Vasantham Thedal Star Search 2016

Seshan S/O Veerappan was a finalist in the Vasantham Thedal Star Search 2016. He won the most popular contestant award.

Felica Kwan

The International Union of Food Science & Technology (IUFoST) Honorary Mention Award

A team of five final year DFSN students (Gemma Gong, Felicia Kwan, Lee Yi Qi, Loh Yi Ming and Wong Zi Ying) won the Honorary Mention Award.  The product they submitted was extruded Potato-Cabbage Bites “Potageous Bite”.

Young Mayor Competition

Three students from Diploma in Chemical & Green Technology participated in the Young Mayor competition with their proposal on developing Jakarta in a green and sustainable way.  Their submission was awarded 2nd runner-up in the Senior Category B (for Polytechnics and equivalent institution). 

Tharman Shanmugaratnam Book Prize 

Tan Yan Wen, a year 2 student from the Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry was awarded the Shanmugaratnam Book Prize 2016 on 23 April 2016 for his active involvement in community service. He has been actively involved in National Cadet Corps (NCC) since 2011 and is now the EXCO for NCC West District. His enthusiasm coupled with his effective coordinating and communication skills motivated many cadets to participate in the various HQ-organized events. 

12th Singapore National Crystal Growing Challenge (NCGC)

NCGC is a biennial event organized by the National University of Singapore. Students from various institutions took part in this competition on 01 Jun 2016 to hone the mastery of the art of crystal growing. This year, SAS sent two teams of two students each to participate in the Senior category. SAS Team 1 won the Champion prize and the Biggest Single Crystal Award; and SAS Team 2 won the Runner-Up prize.

2015

SG50 Local Champions, Global Leaders Competition

Six student teams from SAS participated in the SG50 – Local Champions, Global Leaders competition. In this competition, the student team partnered with a company based in Singapore, and worked with the company to feature the company in an exhibition held at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre from 5 – 10 Feb 2015.  The objective of the exhibition was to bring to life the values, sacrifices and contributions of the people behind the business. Three teams were shortlisted for the second round and one of the teams, Cularcell (comprising of three Stage 3 students from DMB) emerged Champion in the Polytechnic Category A competition and also 1st runner-up in the Most Creative Team Award.

Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award Presentation 

The SAS team consisting of two DCGT students and one DBPT student was awarded the Commendation Award for their 'Sing-A-Swipe' invention.  The device cleans tables with a single swipe across it, giving diners a cleaner and more hygienic table for dining.  It also has a faster cleaning process, thus increasing productivity of the cleaners and benefitting food outlet operations, especially during peak hours when there are more diners. 

Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) Student Interviewer Programme

A total of 63 students from Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology (DMB) and Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry (DMC) participated in the SOE Student Interviewers Program on 11 July 2015. A team of 4 students from DMB (Muhammed Shahrizuan, Nq Qing Hao, Yeo Bo Wen and Vishnu Varathan) won the SOE- CHARLES & KEITH Student Interviewer Award 2015 ($500 cash prize). The SOE-CHARLES & KEITH Student Interviewers Programme provides a platform for tertiary students from different fields of study to meet and interview local business entrepreneurs. Through the interview process, students hear first-hand stories that make evident the resilience and perseverance of the entrepreneurs – values absolutely crucial to inculcate in our youths today.  

SIFST Quiz Bowl Competition 2015

Four DFSN students participated in the individual and team event in a Q&A competition of knowledge and quick recall. Teams were randomly made up of students from different IHLs. Two SAS students were members of the Champion and 1st runner-up teams respectively.

Spirit of Enterprise (SOE) Student Interviewer Programme

A total of 63 students from Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology (DMB) and Diploma in Medicinal Chemistry (DMC) participated in the SOE Student Interviewers Program on 11 July 2015. A team of 4 students from DMB (Muhammed Shahrizuan, Nq Qing Hao, Yeo Bo Wen and Vishnu Varathan) won the SOE- CHARLES & KEITH Student Interviewer Award 2015 ($500 cash prize). The SOE-CHARLES & KEITH Student Interviewers Programme provides a platform for tertiary students from different fields of study to meet and interview local business entrepreneurs. Through the interview process, students hear first-hand stories that make evident the resilience and perseverance of the entrepreneurs – values absolutely crucial to inculcate in our youths today.