BIO students have clinched the Merit Award in the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award (TKKYIA) 2017.
The Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award is a collaboration between the Tan Kah Kee Foundation, A*STAR and the Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA), with the support of Singapore Science Centre. It aims to stimulate creativity among youths and promote an innovative and inventive culture in Singapore.
TKKYIA 2017 national competition was held from 24 October 2016 to 18 March 2017. A total of 541 entries (all categories) were submitted by participants from various tertiary institutions including NUS, polytechnics and ITE.
Of the 9 ASC teams (total 26 BIO students) who participated, one team won the Merit Award. The winning team has impressed the judges with the promising applications and commercial potential of ASC’s prototype “Yertilizer”, an organic fertilizer made of thermostabilized yeast. This prototype was exhibited at the Singapore Science Centre until 29 May 2017 (Refer to Annex 1 for their photos). The Merit Award winners are Alvin Tay Ming Hwee, Muhammad Rasydan Bin Yusoff, and Tan De Shao. All the teams were mentored by Dr Chan Giek Far.
Stage photo with the GOH, Prof Su Guaning during Award Ceremony
Students Tan De Shao, Alvin Tay Ming Hwee and Muhammad Rasydan Bin Yusoff posting with “Yertilizer” prototype at the exhibition booth.