Amazing Science-X Challenge 2016


The Special Programme in Science (SPS) sent two teams, the only representatives from NUS, to the 2016 edition of Amazing Science-X Challenge on 23 to 25 August 2016. Organised by DSO National Laboratories (DSO), NUS and Science Centre Singapore (SCS), ASXC 2016 once again challenged teams to design and build a stand-alone exhibit that best explains a physical science phenomenon.


Team Darkmoon, whose members were Max TAN Jin Hui, Amanda NG Ren Hui, and ANG Zi Ning, demonstrated using piezoelectric crystal (which Max grew himself) as a speaker. Meanwhile, team MAD, which stands for the initials of its team members: Mavis KANG Pei Lin, R. Divya POORANI, and Ann WEE Wen, built a Lego setup to demonstrate the Doppler effect on water surfaces. Both teams were awarded Silver Medals, which was the higher award given for the Category D (Open Category) that both SPS teams competed in. In addition to the Silver Medal, team MAD also won the Log Book prize, which was a testimony of their diligence in documenting their scientific journey culminating with the exhibition.


SPS staff also did the Faculty proud. Assistant Director, Andreas DEWANTO, was one of the three team advisors who received the inaugural Special Recognition Award for SPS' consistent contribution to the ASXC over the years. Andreas said, "Since SPS was first involved in ASXC in 2012, we never missed sending a team every year. We also never came home empty-handed. As of now, the medal tally is two Golds, two Silvers, and four Special Mentions. I attribute this success to the initiative and hard work of the SPS students. When we send a team to ASXC, it is with the support and cheers from the whole SPS community."


Congratulations to Max, Amanda, Zi Ning, Mavis, Divya Ann, and Andreas!


1. ASXC 2016 Andreas

Andreas received the Special Recognition Award from the Guest of Honour, Mr Mohammad Maliki bin OSMAN


2. ASXC 2016 Team Darkmoon

Team Darkmoon, which comprised (from left to right) Max Tan, Amanda Ng (who was present via a video conference), and ANG Zi Ning, received their Silver Medal from Mr CHEONG Chee Hoo, Chief Executive Officer, DSO National Laboratories


3. ASXC 2016 Team MAD

Team MAD, which comprised (from left to right) Mavis Kang, Divya Poorani, and Ann Wee, received their Silver Medal from Mr Cheong


4. ASXC 2016 Team MAD represented

Team MAD, represented by Mavis, received their Log Book Prize from Prof SOW Chorng Haur, Head, Department of Physics



 Adapted from the Special Programme in Science