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The TF INTL – NUS STEP Technology Camp 2018 was organized by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE@NUS) with funding support and in partnership with Temasek Foundation International (TF INTL). The objective of the camp is to expose secondary school students to different technologies that are key in our nation’s drive and also that of other ASEAN countries towards a Smart Nation. Secondary school students from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand participated in the camp and had the opportunity to interact with each other, attend workshops and do presentations together, discuss about the Arduino car projects and learn more about each other’s culture.

The camp consists of 2 parts: A half-day pre-camp to get the students familiarize with the necessary background knowledge and assignments for students to work on prior to the actual one-week camp. For the overseas students, Arduino sets were sent to them and instructions were also given to prepare them for the camp. The main focus of the pre-camp is to teach the students about embedded system and programming using the Arduino platform. For the main camp, the students learnt how electrical & computer engineers can play a key role in this initiative. The students were exposed to basic programming skills, embedded systems and designed their own autonomous/remoted-controlled vehicle. They also spent time at the Satellite Technology and Research Centre (STAR) to understand the building and launch of nano satellites. They also attended a workshop on innovation and entrepreneurship, with hands on experimentation in innovation and technology focused product design, closely linked to the Smart Nation theme. The camp also provide an insight into what future study or a career in Engineering might be like. There were also a number of talks/lectures: Mr Chua Kuan Seah, Senior Director from DSO National Laboratories gave a talk on the journey, issue and challenges related to computer security. Prof Nigel Novell from the University of New South Wales, Australia shared with the students on application of engineering in the area of health to benefit humanity. Finally the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle team from T-Lab taught the students about the key components of UAVs as well as a demonstration of how autonomous UAVs work. In addition, there was a Cultural Night where students from the different countries shared their respective unique cultures through performances. The group projects also expose the students to key abilities for future success, including leadership, teamwork and presentation skills.


Team Building & Autonomous Car Projects


Innovation & Entreprise Workshop


Visit to STAR (Satellite Technology & Research Center)


Cultural Night Carnival


UAV Talk & Demonstration


Talk by Mr. Chua Kuan Seah


Autonomous Car Competition


Talk by Professor Nigel Lovell


Award Presentations



SMA Negeri 90 Jakarta, Indonesia

Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Empat, Malaysia

Philippine Science High School

Schools from Thailand

Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

Beatty Seconday School

Catholic High School

Cedar Girls' Secondary School

CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School

Dunman High School

Hwa Chong Institution

National Junior College

NUS High School of Math and Science

Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School (Secondary)

Raffles Institution

River Valley High School

School of Science and Technology

Temasek Junior College (IP)


Best Decorated - National Junior College Team 3

Most Innovative- Raffles Institution Team 1

Merit Award - Philippines Team 1

Merit Award - Catholic High School Team 1

Merit Award - Thailand Team 2

Second Runner up - Cedar Girls' School Team 1

First Runner up - NUS High School Team 2

Champion - NUS High School Team 1




Research projects

We host and supervise student projects under the Science Research Programme (SRP), NUS High SCIENTIA, Young Defence Scientist Programme (YDSP), HCI CENTAD, HCI STEM, NJC ESTaR and other programmes.

If you are working on a research project in school, it may be possible for one of our professors to work with you.

Please contact us at to explore this possibility.

Students Awards

Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2017

Mentors SSEF Award Project Title School
A/Prof Arthur Tay Bronze Telerehabilitation for Dysphagia Patients National Junior College

Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2013

Mentors SSEF Award Project Title School
A/Prof Arthur Tay Bronze Biofeedback devices for Parkinson Patients NUS High School
A/Prof Arthur Tay, A/Prof Gerald Koh & A/Prof Yen Shih Cheng Bronze Tele-rehabilitative technologies for Home Therapy in Patients in Need of Post Discharge Rehabilitation NUS High School

Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2012

Mentors SSEF Award Project Title School
A/Prof Arthur Tay Bronze Location Tracking using WiFi Raffles Institution (College)
A/Prof Arthur Tay Merit & SSEF Special Award Wearable devices for Stroke Patients River Valley High School

Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2011

Mentors SSEF Award Project Title School
Assoc Prof Sanjib Kumar Panda & Mr Sangit Sasidhar Sliver On board monitor, CPU, keyboard and mouse free computation system for all and especially for physically challenged people NUS High School
Prof Choi Wee Kiong Bronze Producing Nano-pillars on low cost transparency film for neural directing studies NUS High School
Assoc Prof Sanjib Kumar Panda Bronze Wireless power transfer via strongly coupled magnetic resonance to power implantable biomedical devices NUS High School
Assoc Prof Sanjib Kumar Panda & Mr Satyanarayan Bhuyan Merit Wireless Energy Transfer to Piezoelectric Devices through Magnetic Resonance NUS High School
Assoc Prof Arthur Tay Merit Assistive Technologies for the Elderly (A fall detection and notification system) Raffles Institution

Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ 2011

Mentors SSEF Award Project Title School
Assoc Prof Arthur Tay Encouragement A Simple Wearable Fall Detection And Notification System Raffles Institution