Schools and Public Outreach
Attracting Talents - Competitions


Amazing Science X-Challenge


The Amazing Science X-Challenge (ASXC) is an annual competition organised by DSO National Laboratories, NUS Faculty of Science and Science Centre Singapore. It invites innovative and creative applicants to design and build a stand-alone exhibit that best explains a physical science phenomenon. Please click the ASXC website for more details:


Creative and Heuristic Applications of Science Programme (CHAOS)


The CHAOS is an internet-based science competition for secondary school students. The programme is a joint initiative of the Faculty of Science and the Gifted Education Branch of the Ministry if Education (MOE), with the support of the Defence Science & Technology Agency (DSTA) and DSO National Laboratories. The competition is open to all year 1 and 2 students who are currently enrolled in secondary and integrated programme schools in Singapore. Participants work on challenging open-ended science problems which require them to engage in high-intensity research work, utilise higher-order thinking and critical analysis, and employ creative thinking in the development of their solutions. It encourages the participants to integrate knowledge in various science disciplines and to value teamwork, thereby developing confidence in applying scientific ideas to tackling real-life issues.

For queries on CHAOS, please contact Mr Benjamin Ng (email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


CHAOS Theme (Sample)

Climate Change Carbon dioxide (CO2) impacts the Earth’s climate dramatically. To some extent, oceans help to buffer the changes in the concentration of atmospheric CO2.

CHAOS Finals Video Clips (Sample) 

Part 1 - Click here [refer to]

Part 2 - Click here []


Singapore National Crystal Growing Challenge

The Singapore National Crystal Growing Challenge, organised by the Department of Chemistry, is a biennial event held in the NUS. Through the mastery of the art of crystal growing, students learn about the chemistry applications in daily life and discover the elegant science behind this process. Students from secondary schools, international schools, junior colleges, ITE colleges and polytechnics in Singapore are invited to participate. Please click here for more details.


Chemistry•Communication Challenge

Chemistry•Communication Challenge is a biennial event organised by the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore. It is held alternately with the Singapore National Crystal Growing Challenge. Since its inception in the 1970s, the event has been engaging secondary school students in exploring new ideas and up-to-date topics in chemistry. Besides deepening the understanding of how chemistry affects our daily life, the event provides a platform for the students to demonstrate their public-speaking skills. Please click here for more details.


Statistics Poster Competition

The Singapore Statistics Poster Competition (SSPC), organised by the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability, is an annual competition for secondary 3 and 4 as well as junior college students, and leading to an award ceremony. The SSPC is held in conjunction with the Singapore Science Festival in partnership with Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and the Science Centre Singapore. It aims to encourage students to explore creative displays of data through graphs or other diagrams, develop their statistical reasoning as well as enhance their interest in the discipline. Please click here for more details.