Explore and discover

New possibilities in chemical and life sciences

Innovate and create

Sciences for better living

Experience and learn

Beyond the confines of the classroom

School of Chemical & Life Sciences » News and Announcements

Education with a heart

The thought of giving up one’s weekend might seem unbearable to some, but for Singapore Polytechnic’s (SP) staff and students at the School of Chemical & life Sciences (CLS), it is time well-spent to give back to the community.

 

Last Saturday, students enrolled in the Diploma of Nutrition, Health and Wellness (DNHW) course conducted a series of free health screenings, talks and cooking demonstrations for the elderly residents of the Ulu Pandan constituency. This was during the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between SP and the Ulu Pandan Active Ageing Committee for DNHW students to continue organising and planning programmes on healthy living for Ulu Pandan residents.

 

 

On the same day, residents from Tanjong Pagar GRC also benefitted from “Project Eye”, an event organised by the Tanjong Pagar Community Club Youth Executive Committee where third-year Diploma of Optometry (DOPT) students conducted free eye examinations under the supervision of their lecturers. The community service programme is a permanent fixture in the curriculum of DOPT.

 

“These are lessons that can’t be taught in the classroom.” says Ms Toh Hui Kheng, Course Manager of DNHW. “Service-learning programmes such as these involve our students in activities that address local needs while developing their academic skills and commitment to their community. Having them plan, organise and implement the health screenings and activities not only gives them an authentic learning experience, it also enables them to serve with a caring heart.”

It’s a sentiment shared not only by staff, but also students. Eunice Chu, a third-year student at DOPT notes, “The most rewarding aspect is being able to use what we have learnt to help people. It makes us feel that the three years spent in DOPT was worthwhile as we didn’t just spend it studying, but we were also acquiring skills and knowledge to become optometrists who can play a role in saving people’s vision.”

This article is taken from SP buzz.

 

News & Announcements

Youth recognised for contributions to community

Chemical Engineering student Bryan Tan received his NYAA Gold Award from President Tony Tan Keng Yam!

Young Cosmetic Scientist of the Year 2016

Congratulations to Perfumery and Cosmetic Science alumnus, Leong Hei Mern!

Food Science students fighting hunger

SP Food Science and Technology students won the Best Technical and Scientific Content Award at international Product Development competition.

Talent pipeline for energy and chemicals sector

SP and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency have launched a 18-month earn and learn programme (ELP) for the energy and chemicals sector.

A common vision of helping the needy

SP Optometry students are involved in the SPECtacular Experience to provide eye screening services for the needy.

From Normal stream to PhD course

CLS alumnus Nigel Tan shared his journey from the Normal stream in secondary school to studying for his PhD.

Nurturing teachers of tomorrow

Biomedical Science alumnus, Lim Yu Jie, is one of 176 recipients of the Ministry of Education’s teaching scholarships and awards.

Moment of near-failure spurred him to succeed

Biomedical Science alumnus Ridhwan Muzaki overcame a challenging childhood to become a three-time Dean’s lister and a postgraduate scholarship recipient.

December Children camps

Biomedical Science and Biotechnology students, in collaboration with Lakeside Family Services, organised a two-day camp for primary school children in December 2015.