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SNIC– Materials Research Society of Singapore Book Prize

Singapore National Institute of Chemistry – Materials Research Society of Singapore (SNIC-MRSS) Book Prize for the best graduating student in Chemistry from the NIE BSc (Education) programme

Winners:

2019: Lim Xin Ying
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Xin Ying completed her A-levels at Hwa Chong Institution in 2014. Being passionate about inspiring youths to become thinking citizens with good character, she applied for the Teaching Scholars Programme at the National Institute of Education to pursue a Bachelor of Science (Education) degree. She began as a student-teacher in August 2015, initially choosing Chemistry as a minor. Realizing her love for Chemistry in her first year, Xin Ying decided to pursue the subject as her major from her second year onward. She finds Chemistry a stimulating subject as it requires learners to discover relationships and draw connections between concepts. Xin Ying graduated in July 2019 with Honours (Highest Distinction), and is currently teaching in Tanjong Katong Secondary School.


2020: Chau Pearlwe

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Upon graduating from NUS High School in 2015, Pearlwe enrolled in the Teaching Scholars Programme at the National Institute of Education to pursue a Bachelor of Science (Education) degree, majoring in Chemistry. Witnessing the magic-like nature of Chemistry and the endless possibilities in synthesizing new substances, Pearlwe developed a strong passion and interest in the subject. As an educator, she hopes to share her interest in Chemistry with her students, and through the experimental nature of chemistry, develop them to become critical and reflective thinkers. Pearlwe graduated in July 2020 with Honours (Highest Distinction), and is currently teaching in Dunearn Secondary School.