Life Sciences Camp 2018

 

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The camp was held from 9 to 12 July 2018 for Life Sciences freshmen. The camp provided them the opportunity to meet fellow students and faculty. They also gained a better understanding of the Life Sciences curriculum.  

Using the cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) pathway as the camp theme, the four-day event had four objectives: induction, adaptation, divergence and potential, representing the four stages of the pathway, respectively.

For the induction segment, there were ice-breakers and station games around the Faculty, which encouraged mingling amongst freshmen and seniors.

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(Left) Freshmen from different junior colleges and polytechnics met peers and seniors with a shared interest in the life sciences  
(Right) Our wonderful seniors accompanied the freshmen throughout the camp

For the adaptation portion, an inter-house segment was organised where freshmen were teamed up with members from another Orientation Group (OG). This facilitated interaction with other freshmen who were not from their own OGs.

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The inter-house game segment broadened the freshmen’s network

On the third day, which focused on divergence, everyone took part in a campus-wide amazing race.

On the final day, which focused on potential, the strength of new bonds formed was put to the test when the campers were brought to Sentosa for a day of team-building. The camp ended with an energetic performance by the freshmen on Finale Night.

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(Left) Campers familiarised themselves with the NUS campus via an amazing race
(Right) Campers forged friendships during a Beach Day at Sentosa

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The freshmen put up a fun and exciting performance during the Finale Night