DCEB Students Win Sembcorp Water Innovation Medal (SWIM) & Second Prize at Singapore Junior Water Prize Competition 2020

05 Nov 2020

The Singapore Junior Water Prize (SJWP) Competition is a national competition organized by the Lien Foundation and Ngee Ann Polytechnic. It is supported by PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency and Sembcorp Industries. 35 teams submitted this year for the Main Category which is for students from Junior Colleges and Polytechnics with maximum age of 19 years old.  The panel of judges consist of academia from local universities and professionals from PUB and Sembcorp Industry Pte Ltd.

 The SP team clichéd the 2nd prize and was also awarded the Sembcorp Water Innovation Medal (SWIM).  The team consists for 4 DCEB students - Ng Yong Xin Elizabeth, Koo Yi Jia, Teoh Yu Siang, Darryl and Steven Sebastian Hu. It has been a challenging time, given the multiple hurdles that arose due to the Covid situation.

 Their project “Silica Aerogel for Organic and Inorganics Removal in Water Medium was jointly supervised by Dr Handojo Djati Utomo (ABE), Dr Li Xiaodong and Ms Lu Yanru (AMTC). The students were also guided by Mr Julian Kwok (LSC) in their presentation skills. This competition challenges the students to improve their technical competencies and performance.  It is also a good platform to build up  their project management and presentation skills. 


DCEB student team (from right) Ng Yong Xin Elizabeth, Koo Yi Jia, Steven Sebastian Hu and Teoh Yu Siang, Darryl. Photo taken at Singapore Polytechnic Campus on October, 16th, 2020