DCEB Students Winning Merit Awards and Seed Fund @ Engineering Innovation Challenge 2020 & 2021

19 Jan 2022

The Engineering Innovation Challenge (EIC) is a competition jointly organised by The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) and the Science Centre Singapore (SCS), with support from the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative (SNRSI).

EIC was previously known as the Energy Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in 2015 with funding support until 2018. On 9 Jan 2019, the steering committee decided to adopt the acronym ‘EIC’ for the Engineering Innovation Challenge 2019. The aim is to build upon the proven framework used by past editions of the competition to drive greater success.

2021 marks the seventh year of the competition, with the theme “Radiation 360°”.This year’s challenge will once again present students from secondary schools, junior colleges, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), polytechnics and universities with a unique opportunity not only to participate in an engineering competition, but also to embark on an insightful learning journey to discover the spirit of innovation, build new technical skills in prototyping and product development, and develop presentation and collaboration skills under the mentorship of practicing engineers. Objectives of EIC 2021 include firstly, to instill an appreciation of radiation’s application in Industry, Sustainability, Healthcare, Food and Agriculture and Transportation; secondly, to increase the knowledge and understanding of the ionizing radiation; an thirdly, to perform research on background radiation level in Singapore.

Our DCEB Student Team in 2020, consisting of Tan Jia Xin, Ho Ren Pin, and Raviruchiphun Peravit, received a Merit Award of $300 and a Seed Fund of $100 to develop a water treatment prototype called Revitalise. In the subsequent year, Psalm Micaela Salde, Soo Hong Ce and Aung Zaw That received another Merit Award of $300 and Seed Fund of $100 to develop protection of building materials against ionizing radiation

This project was supervised and coordinated by Dr Handojo Djati Utomo with mentorship from university and industry partners i.e. A/P Dr Yang Hui Ying (SUTD) and Mr Hozefa Husainee (Infineum SG).

ABE is proud of their achievement and wishes them all the best in their future endeavours.

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SP2021 student teams with their water treatment prototype (from left to right): Ho Ren Ping, Tan Jia Xin, Raviruchiphun Peravit.

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SP2021 student teams with their concrete prototype (from left to right): Aung Zaw That, Psalm Micaela Salde, Soo Hong Ce