Faculty of Science
Young Educators in Science Programme
The Young Educators in Science (YES) programme, a collaboration between the Faculty and the Ministry of Education (MOE), provides students a flexible and supportive framework to learn and work alongside faculty staff in science outreach and education. At the same time, the programme equips them with communication skills in science teaching. Members who have completed 60 hours of science communication activities will receive a certificate and a portfolio detailing their activities and contributions.
YES aims to:
- Encourage students with an interest in education and science communication to engage in the practice of teaching and communicating at an early stage of their academic career.
- Cultivate awareness in YES members about the need for good teaching and learning and what constitutes good teaching and learning.
- Create a support group within the Faculty for YES members during their academic careers and beyond.
- Create a collaborative, non-competitive environment for YES members to explore, enhance and share their teaching and scientific communication expertise, experiences and discoveries.
- Offer a complementary programme within the Faculty that offers continual and flexible learn-work-serve cycles to participants for authentic learning experiences and development in teaching and scientific communication knowledge, attitudes and skills.
- Develop a closely knitted community of present and future educators for the sharing of best practices and information on educational trends between schools and NUS.
Hear from our YES members ...
YES prepared me well for my future teaching career. It exposed me to a wide variety of mathematics and science teaching ideas and also trained me in communicating science effectively to a wide range of audiences. Within this closely-knitted community, we share best practices across disciplines and develop our teaching and communication skills together. Amidst all the fun, there is always something new to learn at every YES event.
B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry
Minor in Life Sciences
Class of 2015
One of the goals of YES is to train undergraduates in developing simple and interesting experiments to enthuse visitors about science at school workshops or public outreach events. In the process, we can better understand the deeper concepts and mechanisms behind scientific principles and theories, which help enhance our domain knowledge.
GAN Jia Hui
B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Mathematics
Class of 2015
I joined YES while I was still an undergraduate to gain knowledge and skills in developing teaching materials and conducting hands-on scientific demonstrations for school workshops. Such experiential learning benefitted me in my teaching career after graduation.
B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry with
Specialisation in Environment and Energy,
Joint Minor in Environmental Chemistry, University of Toronto
Class of 2014