Day 1 Reflection

 Individual Reflection (Isaac)
A) My key learning points from each session...
Importance of Water - Dirty and Clean
Microbes can be used as either a positive or a negative factor, good microbes can be used to tremendously improve water condition while bad microbes can cause heavy pollution in a water body

Revolution of Microelectronics Technology
Microelectronics possess one of the widest scope of possible applications in various fields such as in medicine, warfare or for simple entertainment.

Biomedical Engineering & Technology
Nano technology can be used for both offensive and defensive purposes, from crafting a bullet-proof vest by aligning small particles to providing camouflage that affects your eyes on a microscopic level

IT for Animation by Prof Seah Hock Soon
With proper and precise shading, a simple 2D image can be manipulated to produce a 3D effect on viewers.

5. Disappearing glaciers, rising sea levels, and why gravity is even more important than you think
The heavy glacier caps not only affect the surrounding sea levels but their immense weight affects the ground underneath, causing their melting to have various effects on not only the surrounding area but the entire globe

B) The plenary session that leaves the deepest impression on me is Biomedical Engineering & Technology as, as I mentioned above, it can generate great results with the simplest of engineering, which the engineering goal of this era. By simply adjusting the size of each pixel, they are able to manipulate the way our eyes perceive this information and allow the enemy to appear invisible. By simply positioning the particles of an object, they are able to create a lightweight vest capable of blocking bullets and, in the example of the stealth plane, a lightweight alloy able to with stand tremendous amount of heat and air-friction where normal metals would have been melted away. This examples given by the speaker have proven how nano technology can revolutionize our current method of engineering and bring it to a greater level, using simple actions to generate qualitative results, allowing us to achieve our aims and goals with the slightest effort.



 Individual Reflection (Qi Ren)
(A) My key learning points from each sessions... ...
 -Importance of water - Dirty and clean
• Water is essential for our survival therefore we must not take water for granted. Instead, we must treasure water and not waste water. There were 1.1Billion people who have no water. 2.4 Billion people have no proper sanitation like toilet. 3.4 Million people died from dirty water and 2 Billion people have the risk of dying since they have dirty water around them.
-Revolution of Microelectronics Technology
• Microelectronics have a wide scope of area which can replace many jobs like doctors. If more research is done, many interesting and "impossible" things can happen like communication through brain wave.

-Biomedical Engineering & Technology
•Smaller size for a fixed volume = larger surface area. With nanotechnology, many things can be done with a smaller object, a nano chip. Nanotechnology is something which is smaller and yet the damage and effect it can give is bigger and more amplified compared to something bigger in size.

-IT for animation by Prof Seah Hock Soon
• Animation requires a lot of skills like maths and physics for creation of characters and also for its environment so that the environment would look more realistic and more real thus making the film better.

-Disappearing glaciers, rising sea levels, and why gravity is even more important than you think
• Sea level rise will not be the same everywhere.For areas around the glaciers, the water level would decrease instead of increasing. However, the increase of water away from the glacier is much more than the average increase in water level.

(B) The plenary session that leaves the deepest impression on me is importance of water-dirty & clean. What I like about it is that it have a lot of things in common with us. We have fresh and easy water, obtainable simply by opening a tap yet other people need to go and pump water to get water and the pumping requires a lot of energy. I tried it before and it is not easy and yet I had seen many children younger than me pumping the water. I realised how fortunate we are and how lucky we are to be born in Singapore. After this, I would learn to treasure water and also our fortunate environment.



 Individual Reflection (Jeremy)
(A) My key learning points from each sessions... ...
-Importance of water - Dirty and clean
Many different microbes, good and bad, can be found in water bodies. Bad microbes may cause chronic diseases and environmental degradation. These bacteria comes from contact with animals including humans. Billions of people have no access to clean water, and millions die due to waterborne diseases, thus water is very important and should not be taken for granted.

-Revolution of Microelectronics Technology
There are nine main aspects of engineering which results in having more products to be made better. This would enhance work which will make work easier for us, and possibly replace certain jobs with technology.

-Biomedical Engineering & Technology
Biotechnology can help cure many serious illnesses, saving many lives of people. Nanotechnology will allow smaller size for a fixed volume, which means that products can be stronger and more efficient with the same volume of the product.

-IT for animation by Prof Seah Hock Soon
There are many forms of animations, which requires much manual labour to make a good animation. Animations are just optical illusions, and are widely used to make television programs and movies.

-Disappearing glaciers, rising sea levels, and why gravity is even more important than you think
Sea levels do not rise the same amount everywhere. Singapore, being in the tropical area, would have a higher sea level rise as areas near glaciers would have a less rise in sea level, while other areas near glaciers would have less sea level rise.


(B) The plenary session that leaves the deepest impression on me is Biomedical Engineering & Technology. What I like about this is that it tells me that there are many things to be researched upon and would improve people's lives greatly. These research would help save many people's lives, and make much better armour and weaponry so that our soldiers would be able to protect our country and survive much better.







 Individual Reflection (Yi Fan)

(A) My key learning points from each sessions... ...
-Importance of water - Dirty and clean
We have taken drinkable water for granted, but in other parts of the world, there are children who are dying due to illness from polluted water, or die of dehydration. I also learnt about the basic microbes found in water, and how they are used in our waters.

-Revolution of Microelectronics Technology
He talked about how micro-chips changed our lives, a brief description of nano-technology and how we use them in our lives.

-Biomedical Engineering & Technology
He talked about the changes engineering has made to the medical world, and some of the solutions the engineers have cooked up to solve some medical condition. Also, he talked bout how pixellation changed how our army be. He also talked about how micro-fibres can be made into bullet-proof vests and how we can use carbon to make very strong material

-IT for animation by Prof Seah Hock Soon
He showed us how japanese anime artists animate their animation and how tedious the process was. He also showed us some animating soft-ware and also an animation made by the students that won a competition.


-Disappearing glaciers, rising sea levels, and why gravity is even more important than you think
She said that the most important point is that the rise of sea-level is different in different places. She also mentioned how the se level rises and how the gravitational field moves due to the movement of water.



(B) The plenary session that leaves the deepest impression on me is the importance of water as the speaker brought out the points effectively and, so I managed to learn the most from him. Also, us being globally connected means we should not just sit there and watch people die, but instead try to help out. I also found out that some people like to do stuff others do not.