Saturday, 12 April 2014

Euler Mathematics Competition 2014 Prize Presentation

Final results of Euler's Mathematics Competition 2014 are here.

Lim Jeck has emerged as the Winner.
With him is Dr Fedor Duzhin from NTU, organiser of the Euler Mathematics Competition.
Lim Min got an Honourable Mention.
Pizza party after the prize presentation
Left: Jit Wu's 3rd prize Apple iPod Shuffle worth S$68
Right: Lim Jeck's 1st prize Apple Pebble Bluetooth Smartwatch for iPhone and Android worth S$249
The Euler Mathematics Competition 2014 questions are here. Lim Jeck's solutions are below.





NTU SPMS Mathematical Sciences (MAS)


Lim Min is featured in the NTU SPMS Mathematical Sciences booklet

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

NTU Exam Welfare Package (EWP) 2014

From School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
From CN Yang Scholars Programme
From Hall 14

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Graduate Employment Survey 2013 (Published 2014)

Taken from Salary.sg

By Average Gross Monthly Salaries (in brackets are the 75th-percentile salaries)
  1. SMU Law (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – $5,617 (6,400)
  2. SMU Law (4-years programme) – $5,246 (6,000)
  3. NUS Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) – $5,099 (5,800)
  4. NUS YLL Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – $4,741 (5,200)
  5. NUS Bachelor of Dental Surgery – $4,106 (4,400)
  6. SMU Business Management (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – $3,975 (4,100)
  7. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) – $3,953 (4,000)
  8. SMU Information Systems Management (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – $3,862 (4,000)
  9. SMU Economics (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – $3,820 (4,000)
  10. NTU NBS Accountancy and Business – $3,727 (4,000)
  11. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) – $3,653 (3,970)
  12. SMU Accountancy (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – $3,634 (3,750)
  13. NTU NBS Business and Computing – $3,615 (4,100)
  14. NUS Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) (Hons) – $3,540 (3,750)
  15. NTU Aerospace Engineering – $3,536 (3,816)
  16. SMU Business Management (4-years programme) – $3,520 (3,750)
  17. SMU Economics (4-years programme) – $3,513 (3,800)
  18. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – $3,512 (3,800)
  19. NTU NIE Arts (with Education) – $3,506 (3,575)
  20. NTU NIE Science (with Education) – $3,478 (3,800)
  21. SMU Information Systems Management (4-years programme) – $3,468 (3,800)
  22. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering) – $3,397 (3,800)
  23. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media) – $3,377 (3,425)
  24. NTU Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering – $3,377 (3,800)
  25. NTU Computer Engineering – $3,374 (3,600)
  26. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) – $3,359 (3,644)
  27. SMU Accountancy (4-years programme) – $3,342 (3,430)
  28. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) – $3,334 (3,600)
  29. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) – $3,322 (3,800)
  30. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Electronic Commerce) – $3,320 (3,553)
  31. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) – $3,319 (3,500)
  32. NTU Computer Science – $3,306 (3,600)
  33. SMU Social Sciences (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – $3,267 (3,781)
  34. NTU Mathematical Science – $3,262 (3,500)
  35. NTU Mechanical Engineering – $3,226 (3,500)
  36. NUS Bachelor of Science (Hons) – $3,217 (3,500)
  37. NTU NBS Business (3-yr direct Honours Programme) – $3,214 (3,500)
  38. NUS Bachelor of Social Sciences – $3,210 (3,500)
  39. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) – $3,208 (3,500)
  40. NTU Physics / Applied Physics – $3,208 (3,400)
  41. NTU Information Engineering and Media – $3,203 (3,400)
  42. NTU Electrical and Electronic Engineering – $3,187 (3,440)
  43. NTU Civil Engineering – $3,182 (3,380)
  44. NTU English – $3,179 (3,400)
  45. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering) – $3,169 (3,260)
  46. NTU Bioengineering – $3,166 (3,365)
  47. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – $3,154 (3,500)
  48. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) – $3,154 (3,300)
  49. SMU Social Sciences (4-years programme) – $3,150 (3,320)
  50. NTU Economics – $3,148 (3,545)
  51. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons) – $3,143 (3,200)
  52. NTU Environmental Engineering – $3,140 (3,300)
  53. NTU Maritime Studies – $3,111 (3,200)
  54. NTU Materials Engineering – $3,096 (3,300)
  55. NTU Chemistry & Biological Chemistry – $3,083 (3,400)
  56. NTU Sociology – $3,082 (3,310)
  57. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Bioengineering) – $3,068 (3,250)
  58. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration – $3,062 (3,370)
  59. NTU Psychology – $3,061 (3,255)
  60. NTU Mathematics & Economics – $3,059 (3,500)
  61. NUS YLL Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Hons) – $3,042 (3,200)
  62. NUS Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) – $3,025 (3,200)
  63. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) – $3,023 (3,000)
  64. NTU Biological Sciences – $3,002 (3,250)
  65. NUS Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) – $2,988 (3,179)
  66. NTU Sports Science and Management – $2,985 (3,400)
  67. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science) – $2,960 (3,150)
  68. NTU Communication Studies – $2,956 (3,250)
  69. NTU NBS Accountancy (3-yr direct Honours Programme) – $2,938 (2,900)
  70. NUS Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) – $2,925 (3,255)
  71. NTU Chinese – $2,924 (3,300)
  72. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) – $2,922 (3,018)
  73. NUS Bachelor of Arts – $2,888 (3,080)
  74. NUS YLL Bachelor of Science (Nursing) – $2,886 (3,050)
  75. NTU Biomedical Sciences (Traditional Chinese Medicine) – $2,883 (3,000)
  76. NUS Bachelor of Science – $2,804 (3,000)
  77. NTU Linguistics And Multilingual Studies – $2,725 (3,018)
  78. NTU Art, Design & Media – $2,638 (2,900)

By Permanent Employment Rate (in brackets are the median salaries)
  1. SMU Law (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – 100.0% (5,547)
  2. SMU Law (4-years programme) – 100.0% (5,000)
  3. NUS YLL Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – 100.0% (4,500)
  4. NUS Bachelor of Dental Surgery – 100.0% (4,000)
  5. NTU NIE Arts (with Education) – 100.0% (3,498)
  6. NTU NIE Science (with Education) – 100.0% (3,498)
  7. NUS YLL Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Hons) – 100.0% (3,025)
  8. NUS Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (Hons) – 98.2% (5,000)
  9. NUS YLL Bachelor of Science (Nursing) – 97.5% (2,950)
  10. NUS Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) – 97.3% (2,900)
  11. NUS Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) – 96.8% (3,000)
  12. NUS Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) (Hons) – 96.4% (3,500)
  13. NTU NBS Accountancy and Business – 96.1% (3,350)
  14. NTU NBS Accountancy (3-yr direct Honours Programme) – 95.7% (2,700)
  15. NTU Aerospace Engineering – 95.3% (3,500)
  16. SMU Accountancy (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – 95.2% (3,000)
  17. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons) – 94.4% (2,800)
  18. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) – 94.1% (3,050)
  19. SMU Economics (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – 94.0% (3,600)
  20. SMU Business Management (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – 93.8% (3,580)
  21. NTU Civil Engineering – 93.8% (3,100)
  22. NTU Maritime Studies – 93.3% (3,000)
  23. SMU Accountancy (4-years programme) – 93.2% (2,825)
  24. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering) – 92.4% (3,200)
  25. SMU Information Systems Management (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – 90.9% (3,800)
  26. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – 90.3% (3,200)
  27. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) – 90.0% (3,175)
  28. NTU Mathematics & Economics – 89.6% (3,000)
  29. SMU Information Systems Management (4-years programme) – 89.5% (3,300)
  30. NTU Mechanical Engineering – 89.5% (3,100)
  31. NUS Bachelor of Science (Real Estate) – 89.2% (2,900)
  32. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) – 88.9% (2,700)
  33. NTU Electrical and Electronic Engineering – 88.7% (3,100)
  34. SMU Economics (4-years programme) – 88.6% (3,339)
  35. NTU Computer Science – 88.5% (3,125)
  36. NTU Biomedical Sciences (Traditional Chinese Medicine) – 88.4% (2,807)
  37. NTU Computer Engineering – 88.2% (3,175)
  38. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) – 88.0% (3,200)
  39. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering) – 87.9% (3,000)
  40. NTU NBS Business and Computing – 87.5% (3,400)
  41. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) – 87.5% (3,110)
  42. SMU Business Management (4-years programme) – 87.3% (3,200)
  43. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) – 87.2% (3,225)
  44. NTU NBS Business (3-yr direct Honours Programme) – 85.7% (3,000)
  45. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) – 85.6% (3,200)
  46. NTU Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering – 85.1% (3,200)
  47. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems) – 83.9% (3,005)
  48. NTU Mathematical Science – 83.7% (3,000)
  49. NTU Economics – 83.5% (3,000)
  50. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) – 83.3% (3,425)
  51. SMU Social Sciences (4-years programme) Cum Laude and above – 83.3% (3,200)
  52. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Electronic Commerce) – 83.3% (3,080)
  53. NUS Bachelor of Business Administration – 81.7% (3,000)
  54. NTU Environmental Engineering – 81.5% (3,000)
  55. NTU Linguistics And Multilingual Studies – 81.3% (2,625)
  56. NTU Chinese – 80.5% (3,000)
  57. SMU Social Sciences (4-years programme) – 79.8% (3,000)
  58. NTU Information Engineering and Media – 79.6% (3,200)
  59. NTU Communication Studies – 79.6% (3,000)
  60. NTU Materials Engineering – 78.9% (3,000)
  61. NUS Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media) – 77.8% (3,050)
  62. NUS Bachelor of Social Sciences – 76.8% (3,200)
  63. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science) – 75.9% (3,000)
  64. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Hons) – 74.6% (3,200)
  65. NUS Bachelor of Science (Hons) – 74.0% (3,100)
  66. NTU Psychology – 71.8% (3,000)
  67. NUS Bachelor of Arts – 70.1% (2,800)
  68. NTU Physics / Applied Physics – 69.2% (3,300)
  69. NTU Chemistry & Biological Chemistry – 68.9% (3,100)
  70. NTU Bioengineering – 68.8% (3,125)
  71. NTU Biological Sciences – 68.1% (3,000)
  72. NTU English – 67.3% (3,100)
  73. NUS Bachelor of Science – 65.1% (2,800)
  74. NTU Art, Design & Media – 61.4% (2,500)
  75. NUS Bachelor of Engineering (Bioengineering) – 60.0% (3,000)
  76. NTU Sports Science and Management – 59.1% (3,000)
  77. NTU Sociology – 55.8% (3,100)
  78. NUS Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) – 53.6% (2,650)

Saturday, 29 March 2014

APhO 2014 in Singapore


The 15th Asian Physics Olympiad (APhO) 2014 will be held in Singapore, from 11- 18 May.

The following 29 countries are participating in APhO 2014.

Australia
Azerbaijan
Bangladesh
Brunei
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Israel
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Macao
Malaysia
Mongolia
Nepal
Philippines
Romania
Russia
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Thailand
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Vietnam


Students who have been selected to represent Singapore in the upcoming APhO are:
Francis Wang Fan, NUS High
Qu Xinyi, NUS High
Gideon Lee, NUS High
Guo Bohao, NUS High
Mark Theng Kwang Hui, HCI
Theodore Yoong, HCI
Chan Jau Tung, RI
Lim Yong Hui, RI

Last year at APhO 2013 held in Indonesia, Singapore bagged 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 3 Bronze (refer to post). Hope this year's team will do Singapore proud by achieving good results at APhO 2014!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

ESIP Scholarship

Lim Li took the Integrated Programme Scholarships Test (IPST) on 15 February 2014. She has been awarded the Edusave Scholarships for Integrated Programme Schools (ESIP) which has a tenure of 4 years, from 2014 - 2017.

Singaporean students who are admitted to Independent Schools and who have not been awarded the EESIS scholarship based on PSLE T-score (the cut-off point varies from year to year, and may range from 258 - 264) could apply to sit for the IPST at the end of Secondary 2. Those who did well in the IPST will be awarded the ESIP.

There are 2 components of the IPST - English and Maths. There are IQ/logic reasoning types of questions (all are MCQs) in both English and Maths papers.  The duration is about 2 - 3 hrs. There are several sections - English has a few sections, and Maths another few sections.  Each section has 20-30 questions; students will complete one section at a time, within a time limit. For the English sections, the question may list a few vocabulary words and you have to find the odd one out.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Euler Mathematics Competition 2014 Questions

Lim Min and Lim Jeck took part in the Euler Mathematics Competition 2014 organized by NTU, last Saturday. The result will be released on either 12th or 15th April.



Wednesday, 12 March 2014

1-Dish Meals

As I am a lazy cook, I simply love to prepare 1-dish meals. Below are my favourite 1-dish meals which I cook for my family.
Bak Kut Teh with chicken drumsticks, mushrooms, spinach, peanuts and dumplings
Fried Tung Hoon with pork, long beans, spinach and eggs
Glutinous rice with pork, mushrooms, peanuts and fried small onions
macaroni soup with cai sim, long thin mushrooms, carrots and beef
porridge with minced pork/chicken, spinach, sweet potatoes and peanuts
spaghetti with carbona mushroom sauce, minced pork, spinach and tomatoes
spaghetti with tomato sauce, minced chicken, spinach and tomatoes
spaghetti
steam boat style
western style - chicken platters with bread and fried eggs

Sunday, 2 March 2014

HP Spectra TouchSmart Ultrabook



Lim Min's Nanyang Scholarship came with a one-off computer allowance of S$1,500. Yesterday, she bought the above notebook computer from IT Show, for S$1799. It weighs about 1.4 kg. Her current HP i5 notebook, which was bought in September 2011 using Lim Jeck's SMO prize money (see blog post here) will be handed down to Lim Li. 

Friday, 28 February 2014

Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT)

Before National Service

Physical Fitness Test Report Year 2013 (NAPFA Test)
Sit-Up: 47, 5 pts
Standing Broad Jump: 228 cm, 2 pts
Sit and Reach: 45 cm, 4 pts
Chin-up: 0, 0 pts
Shuttle Run: 10.3 sec, 4 pts
2.4km Run: 21 min 33 sec, 0 pts
Total Points: 15
Award: Nil


After 2+ months of National Service's Physical Training Phase

IPPT (Trial), 25 February 2014
Sit-Up: 40, 5 pts
Standing Broad Jump: 230 cm, 3 pts
Chin-up: 12, 5 pts
Shuttle Run: 10.4 sec, 3 pts
2.4km Run: 11 min 39 sec, 3 pts
Total Points: 19
Award: Silver

Updated:
IPPT (Actual), 11 April 2014


IPPT Table

Friday, 21 February 2014

Euler Mathematics Competition 2014

Organized by NTU's School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS).
15 March 2014 (Sat)
10 am to 2 pm
SPMS LT2

Suitable for NTU students, those waiting to enter universities, those in National Service, and JC/high school students who had participated in SMO Open before.

NTU students who are among the top winners will undergo more training and take a few selection tests before a team is selected to participate in the annual International Mathemactics Competition for University Students (IMC), held from 29 July to 4 August 2014, in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Free registration. Free nice pizzas.

To register, click here

Sunday, 2 February 2014

CNY's CNY Gathering

Lim Min's CNYang Scholars friends having a CNY Gathering at my place. They had spaghetti for lunch
Dessert is Grape-flavoured soya bean agar agar
From left: Lim Min, Prasanna (from India. Mature & eloquent), Jun Ru (from China. Pianist and artist), Zhou Ran (from China. Smart guy who is also known as Zhou 神), Baloc (from Vietnam. Very chatty, with funny laughter and deep nasal voice, has trypophobia aka phobia for holes), Khoan (from Vietnam. Loves the number 17 and has phobia for cockroaches and other insects), Yu Chen (from Singapore. Tall guy who did his Mastering Physics assignment while others were chatting) and Erickson (from Indonesia. Loves Theoretical Physics).
They watched 3 Idiots ... then proceeded to a game of badminton at the condo clubhouse.
After everyone had a scrumptious pizza dinner (delivery order from Dominos), Lim Li joined them for a game of German Bridge and chitchatting.

Monday, 27 January 2014

ScienceMadeFun

Science Made Fun Exhibition at School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, NTU







Lim Min's #LoveAtFirstSight submission has won her a $10 Starbucks Gift Card

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Oxford and Cambridge application for Singaporean students

For students who are applying to Oxbridge, read this blog post written by an RI alumnus. I find it very informative and objectively written.

It contains excellent information on Oxbridge admission processes,  US vs UK universities admissions,  Oxbridge vs other UK universities, admission rates etc.