Engineering a Love for Engineering
on Saturday, 08 January 2011.
Twenty-six Singapore students between the ages of 15 and 20 got an experience of what it might feel like to be an astronaut at a Space Academy organized by TriVector International, the Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) and Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP).
TriVector curriculum, designed to show the fun side of engineering and encourage young people to consider engineering as a career option, included building and firing mini-rockets, exploration with rovers, and downloading and analyzing data from a weather satellite.
Marissa Yeo, 16, a recent graduate of Tanjong Katong Girls' School, was one of the campers whose opinion about engineering was swayed. Coming into the camp thinking that engineering was a 'dry and complex field,' Marissa said at the conclusion of the week-long camp, "Now, I may consider engineering and space as career options, because of the infinite possibilities and breakthroughs that mankind can achieve through space."
Read the full story at THE STRAITS TIMES.