July 2008 No. 65

Awards & Honours

Science Educator Receives International Research Award

Assoc Prof Christine Chin (Natural Sciences and Science Education) received the 2007 Journal of Research in Science Teaching Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), USA, for the best paper published in that journal in 2007.

Cadi Scientific Medal for 37th International Physics Olympiad Organiser

Assoc Prof Xu Shuyan (Natural Sciences and Science Education) will be awarded the Cadi Scientific Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics, Singapore, later this year for his immense contributions towards raising public awareness of physics and his pivotal role in organising the 37th International Physics Olympiad (IPhO).

Composer Feted for Artistic Excellence

For outstanding achievements in the field of music composition, Assoc Prof Kelly Tang (Visual and Performing Arts) recently received the Artistic Excellence Award from the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS).

A Maestro in More Ways Than One

Besides sterling achievements in the Chinese reed pipe mouth organ, the sheng, and the more familiar sounding guitar, fourth-year Bachelor of Arts (Education) Music major Benjamin Lim Yi is also a maestro in wielding the pen.

Japanese Music Studies Lecturer Appointed Cultural Exchange Envoy

Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs has appointed 15 renowned cultural figures and performing arts groups as ‘Special Advisor for Cultural Exchange’ to introduce traditional Japanese arts and culture abroad.

Singapore Psychological Society Honours One of its Best

Assoc Prof Esther Tan received the prestigious 2008 Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in Singapore from the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) during its annual general meeting on 29 March 2008.

Sino-Singapore Exchange Programme Fosters Cultural Appreciation

The prestigious Sino-Singapore Undergraduate Exchange Programme is in its fifth year, involving about 50 students from the Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University.