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Singapore International Science Challenge (SISC) 2017

posted Aug 13, 2017, 6:54 PM by Andreas Kamalnathan   [ updated Aug 13, 2017, 8:43 PM ]
Three students of Chandra Kumala School spent the end of the Academic Year's holiday joining a science competition in Singapore. The three students are Daniel Tianusan, Ryo Hilmawan, and Calvin. The science competition which was organized by National Junior College (NJC), Singapore, is named Singapore International Science Challenge (SISC).

SISC is a biennial international event that gathers talented students from 15 to 18 years old to compete, collaborate, and innovate in Science.

The competition which was held for five days from 26 June to 1 July 2017, provided three challenges; Research Challenge, Machine Learning Challenge, and Design & Build Challenge. All participants, who come from different countries, were divided into teams as all of their activities were conducted in groups.

All teams were challenged to create a prototype tool within 24 hours, which could be used to improve the technology of a city and facilitate the life of it's community by applying their knowledge about machine design that they have learned in the previous workshops. In this challenge, Team 6 in which Ryo Hilmawan was a member, won the medal in the category "Most Innovative Design Award" by creating a "Smart Toilet" prototype.

The competition is not only challenged students but companion teachers as well. Teachers attend various seminars and learn a teaching technique called Team Based Learning (TBL). On the last day, teachers were also asked to apply the TBL teaching technique by teaching the 10th & 11th-grade students of NJC.