Outstanding Science Alumni Award 2014
Dr Hang Kim Hoo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree majoring in Mathematics in 1983, a Master of Science (Statistics) degree in 1999 and a PhD degree in Pure Mathematics in 2007. He also holds a Master of Education degree in Mathematics Education from Nanyang Technological University.
Dr Hang is currently the Principal of NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. Having served in the education service for more than 30 years, he was among the pioneering group of teachers who taught the Gifted Programme for students in 1985 at the Raffles Institution. His professional career includes spending 9 years teaching Mathematics & Physics in New Town Secondary before taking up the appointments of Specialist Inspector (Mathematics) and Senior Curriculum Specialist (Mathematics) at the Ministry of Education. Before his current appointment, he was Principal of Clementi Town Secondary School, a Senior Quality Assessor at the Ministry of Education, as well as overseeing the development of the School Cockpit System, a nation-wide integrated data and information management system for all schools in Singapore.
As an active life member of the Singapore Mathematical Society and its Vice- President since 1994, Dr Hang has been promoting the learning of Mathematics and the development of mathematical talents in Singapore. Among his various contributions to the community, he has been actively serving with the Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) Student Development and Education Committee since 2002.
“In the world of learning, doing and using mathematics and science, there is always a place for everyone.”
In recognition of his accomplishments and contributions, we honour Dr Hang Kim Hoo with the 2014 Outstanding Science Alumnus Award.