Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Primary School Students in SMO (Junior) Top 30

In recent years, the Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO) Junior competition, which is suitable for Sec/Year 1 & 2 students, has attracted quite a number of primary school students to take part. In 2013 SMO (Junior), out of the 14 primary school students who had made it into the special round, 12 were existing P6 students and 2 were current P5 students. Some of these primary school students had even made it into top 30 of the SMO (Junior), which is no mean feat, considering the competitiveness of the competition!

Last updated: 30/7/17

Primary school students who had secured top 30 positions in SMO (Junior):

2017:
13th - Su Zixuan, Nan Hua Primary (P6)
24th - Wu Xinyue, Qihua Primary (P6)

2016:
23th - Hu Xinghui, Raffles Girls' Primary (P6) [joined RGS]

2015:
5th - Lucas Boo Tse Yang, Nanyang Primary (P6) [joined RI]
21st - Low Choo Ray, Nanyang Primary (P6) [joined RI]

2014:
21st - Timothy Ho Li Xiong, ACS Primary (P6) [joined NUS High]
30th - Lucas Boo Tse Yang, Nanyang Primary (P5)

2013:
6th - Joel Tan Junyao, Catholic High Primary (P6) [joined NUS High]
29th - Cheng Puhua, Nan Hua Primary (P6) [joined RI]

2012:
18th - Dylan Toh Shan Hong, Nanyang Primary (P6) [joined NUS High]

2011:
28th - Clarence Chew Xuan Da, Tao Nan Primary (P6) [joined NUS High]

2010:
21st - Jeremy Tan Jie Rui, Rosyth Primary (P6) [joined NUS High]
22nd - Liu Yijia, Nan Hua Primary (P6) [joined RI]
24th - Sheldon Kieren Tan, Rosyth Primary (P6) [joined RI]

2007:
8th - Lim Jeck, Queenstown Primary (P6) [joined NUS High]

Most of these students continue to perform well in the Math Olympiad arena, after they moved on to secondary school. The following are some notable achievements of these young students:

Joel Tan - 2017 IMO Gold, 2016 IMO Silver, 2015 CWMI Gold

Dylan Toh - 2017 IMO Silver, 2016 IMO Gold, 2014-2015 IMO Silver, 2013 CWMI Gold

Clarence Chew - 2017 IMO Bronze, 2016 CMO Silver, 2015 CMO Gold, 2014 CWMI Gold, 2013 CWMI Silver, 2012 CWMI Gold

Liu Yijia - 2015 IMO Bronze, 2014 IMO Gold, 2013 IMO Silver, 2012 CWMI Gold

Sheldon Tan - 2014-2016 IMO Gold

Lim Jeck - 2011-2013 IMO Gold

I am confident that in the years to come, these young students will help Singapore to secure more IMO Gold medals. :))

Singapore's performance at the IMO from 1988 - 2016
Gold medals: 17. Silver medals: 48. Bronze medals: 68. Honourable mentions: 21.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

QS World University Ranking 2013/2014 (NUS vs NTU, World Top 3)


QS World University Rankings 2013 / 2014




(compared to 2012/2013
rankings, in brackets)






Top 50 at a Glance (Full Listing)




NUS NTU World #1 World #2 World #3
Overall # 24 (+1) # 41 (+6) MIT Harvard Cambridge
Medicine # 20 (+1)
Harvard Oxford Cambridge
Biological Sciences # 17 (+14) 
Harvard MIT Cambridge
Psychology # 28 (-13) # 38 (+4) Harvard Oxford Cambridge
Pharmacy/Pharmacology # 7 (-4)
Harvard Oxford Cambridge
Physics & Astronomy # 32 (-3)
MIT Cambridge Harvard
Mathematics # 9 (+2) # 46 (-) Cambridge MIT Harvard
Environmental Sciences # 19 (-8) - (# 45) UCB Stanford MIT
Earth & Marine Sciences

Harvard UCB MIT
Chemistry # 13 (=) # 49 (-) MIT Cambridge UCB
Materials Sciences # 6 (+1) # 14 (+17) MIT UCB Stanford
Comp Science & Info Sys # 8 (+1) # 22 (+4) MIT Stanford Oxford
Chemical Engineering # 6 (+1) # 34 (-4) MIT UCB Imperial
Civil Engineering # 11 (-6) # 8 (+5) Imperial UCB Tokyo U
Electrical Engineering # 10 (+1) # 14 (+17) MIT Stanford UCB
Mechanical Engineering # 6 (-1) # 11 (+5) MIT Stanford Cambridge
Philosophy - (# 43)
Oxford Cambridge Princeton
Modern Languages # 9 (+1)
Oxford Cambridge Harvard
Geography # 8 (-3)
Oxford Cambridge LSE
History # 40 (-)
Cambridge Oxford Princeton
Linguistics # 21 (+17)
Cambridge MIT UCLA
English Lang & Literature # 14 (+8)
Oxford Cambridge Harvard
Statistics & Ops Research # 5 (=) # 23 (-5) UCB MIT Stanford
Sociology # 14 (-1)
UCB Harvard UCLA
Politics & Intl Studies # 10 (+2)
Harvard LSE Yale
Law # 22 (-12)
Harvard Cambridge Oxford
Economics & Econometrics # 14 (+2)
Harvard MIT LSE
Accounting & Finance # 11 (-3) # 29 (+3) Harvard LSE Oxford
Comms & Media Studies # 4 (-1) # 11 (+12) UCB Texas Austin Columbia
Education
# 13 (+7) Harvard Cambridge UMelbourne

NUS - National University of Singapore
NTU - Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

Saturday, 7 September 2013

SMO 2013 Prize Presentation Ceremony

Singapore Mathematical Olympiad (SMO) 2013 Results
Lim Jeck receiving SMO Open Individual 1st prize (with S$600 cash) from Prof Chong Chi Tat, the guest of honour. This is the 3rd time (the other two times were in 2011 and 2012) he wins the SMO Open Individual champion.
NUS High Team (Lim Jeck, Clarence and Pin Lin) emerged champion in SMO Open team category (with S$1000 cash)
RI Team (Yijia, David, Sheldon and Jiun Harn) won SMO Open team 2nd.
Prof Chong with IMO 2013 Team - Lim Jeck, Siah Yong, Yijia, Yan Hao, David and Eugene.  
Five of the boys from IMO 2013 Singapore Team went for a table tennis game after the prize presentation. The video is taken by Eugene's parents. Thanks!

Friday, 6 September 2013

NTU Scholars Award Ceremony 2013

Statistics of the NTU Scholars Awards Ceremony 2013.
193 Nanyang Scholarship
42 CN Yang Scholars Programme
42 Renaissance Engineering Scholars Programme (REP)
68 University Scholars Programme (USP).

Nanyang Scholarship holders. Can you spot Lim Min? (4th row, 6th from right)
CN Yang Scholars. Lim Min is at the front row, 2nd from right.

Dinner reception