Singapore Statistics Poster Competition Awards Ceremony 2016
The annual Singapore Statistics Poster Competition award ceremony was held on 7 September 2016. First organised in 2004, the competition aims to increase students’ awareness of statistics and its relevance to scientific research. It also develops students’ statistical reasoning.
The participants were given six months to submit a statistical poster with topics of their choice. They were required to provide a list of original data as well as describe their data collection methods and objectives of their experiment. Through this competition, students learnt the methods of data collection, statistical analysis and the importance and applicability of data in daily life.
MR LOH Choon Yee, a Singapore Polytechnic lecturer said, “Our School of Mathematics and Science recently implemented the Statistical Literacy Project. The competition is a timely and educational avenue for our students to showcase their learning.”
This year’s competition saw an increase in entries from both the secondary school and junior college categories, with a total of 118 entries from 21 secondary schools and eight junior colleges and polytechnics. Catholic High School clinched the Top School Award in the secondary school category with their poster titled “Parabolic Reflectors and Wifi Signals”. For the junior college category, NUS High School took home the award with their poster titled “Popular Music Dissected”, making this their third win in a row.
1st prize winners from Catholic High School with Prof CHAN Hock Peng, Head of Department of Statistics and Applied Probability
A representative from NUS High School receiving the award from Prof Chan
Catholic High School won the top award in the secondary school category
NUS High School won the top award in the junior college category
River Valley High School won the 2nd prize in the junior college category
A group photo of the winners and their teachers from Catholic High School