Thursday, December 04, 2008

Research interests of our top secondary school students - Science Mentorship Programme (SMP)

Please refer to this link to MOE for more details.

SMP is a platform for gifted secondary school students to propose a research project which will be matched to a suitable mentor in a tertiary institution.

A quick summary of the proposed projects:
* Some projects are classified into more than 1 category.

A quick glance will indicate that there are no projects on conservation/ nature/ biodiversity.
Even the one project on botany deals with molecular biology.
The one project on environmental science deals with purification of water which has commercial value and is of interest to national security.
Not unexpectedly, medicine and health takes top place. Besides the publicity given by the government and media, it really is something close to everyone's heart.

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