SMTP (Science) Schedule

Session/ venue
Wk/ Date
Topic
Teacher i/c
Students involved
1

Drama centre

T1 W2 (Mon) 10/1/11

  1. Briefing for SMTP students
  • SMTP Research Module and Assessment
  • Resources: YEF, Science Research Centre, SMTP(Ma & Sci) Rooms
  • Opportunities for advancements
  1. Group formation: Members, Mentor
  2. Generating work schedule
Peh YK (i/c),
Gwee HN,
Tan CK
All S3 SMTP
2
Audi

T1W3
(Thurs)
20/1/11

SP session: Literature review
· Lecture session:
· How to read research papers
· Writing the literature review
· Citation (in-text citation and format for reference list )
o Assignment: Write a literature review on your area of research (at least 5 references, min. 500 words)
Yip CW
Special prog coordinator
All S3 SP
3

Audi
T1W4
(Thurs)
27/1/11

SP session:
NLB resources and research portal @ NLB
The literature search
  • How to search for ideas/come up with ideas?
    • Information research skills
    • Brainstorming for ideas
  • Online resources
  • Copyright/plagiarism issues
NLB
Rosalind Lee
All S3 SP


T1W5

Chinese New Year


4
LT2

T1W6
(Wed)
9/2/11
Writing proposal
  • Introduction to experimental/math research
  • Writing project proposal:
    • Evaluation of feasibility of ideas
o Literature review, hypothesis, objectives, overview of method
Assessment rubrics, Copyright/plagiarism issues
Har HP
S3 SMTP (Sci & DS)
5
Drama centre

T1W6
(Thurs)
10/2/11

1. Experimental design:
  • The Scientific method
  • Controls, Replication, Rigour
2. Lab safety and work etiquettes (issue lab work consent forms)
3. SOP for science project safety
4. Oral presentation skills
Loh SJ
Peh YK

S3 SMTP(Sci) and Cat 1 students


6
T1W7
(Wed)
16/2/11
Meet your mentor session (1)
Write up proposal
All mentors
S3 SMTP(Sci)

7

T1W7
(Thurs)
17/2/11
SMTP Outing
Sandra
All S3 SMTP



T1W8
(Wed)
23/2/11
Cross country



8
LT2
T1W8
(Thurs)
24/2/11
Sharing by past project winners / students who went overseas:
· Greenwave – pehyk
· Ritsumeikan Super Science Fair – yipcw i/c
· AOS trip and projects (AOS-HCI projects participants) – tingjs i/c
· Math project – Ang LC i/c
· DS project – tanck
Peh YK
Yip VW
Ting JS
Ang LC
All S3 SMTP

9
Audi


T1W8
(Fri)
25/2/11
(2.30pm – 5.30pm)
W6 Cluster Students’ Symposium
Keynote Speaker : To be updated
Sharing of projects by:
Benny, John and Yau Xuan – Biotech 1st Prize
Rick, Sean and Wei Jian – HCI Projects Day Grand Champion
Peh YK
All S3 SMTP



T1W9
(Wed)
2/3/11
Staff meeting



10
LT2
&
Comp Labs
T1W9
(Thurs)
3/3/11
Data Analysis and Presentation (I) – Basic statistics
· Use of Excel
· Mean, standard error/deviation
· ANOVA and other statistical analysis
Hands-on session: Statistical analysis exercise
Yip CW
Sandra
Oon HL
Peh YK
S3 SMTP(Sci)



T1W10

Sabbatical



11
LT2
T2W1
(Thurs)
24/3/11
A)Research Log

B) Presentation of Research Findings:
· PowerPoint Presentation
· Poster Presentation
· Copyright / plagiarism issues
C) Briefing session for Innovation projects (for students doing Innovation
projects)
D) Implementation of research projects
Peh YK
Chia FL
Ang SH
All S3 SMTP

12
Students to arrange venue with mentors
T2W2
(Thurs)
31/3/11
· Preparation for Prelim judging (5/4/11)
· All students implement projects
· Write up proposal for submission

All mentors
All S3 SMTP

13

LT 2
& Comp Labs

T2W3
(Thurs)
7/4/11

Data Analysis and Presentation (2)
Advance statistics (e.g. correlation, Chi-tests etc.)
Yip CW
Peh YK
Loh SJ
Sandra

S3 SMTP(Sci)







14
LT 2
T2W4
(Thurs)
14/4/11
Report writing
· Web report
· Research Paper (Experimental and Innovation projects)
· Referencing (refresher)
Har HP
All S3 SMTP

15
LT2
T2W5
(Thurs)
28/4/11
Talk by external speakers (tentative)
Peh YK
Yip CW
Sandra

All S3 SMTP

Labs @ SRC or others
T2W6 onwards
· Students work on research projects
· Notices will be served if there are any other activities
All SMTP mentors
All S3 SMTP

Note:

1. All sessions will be held on Wed (2.20- 3.20) & Thurs(2.20- 3.40pm, for independent project work). Students are free to carry out their research after thurs sessions if they have no CCA.

2. All project groups will start working on projects ASAP in Term 2.

3. Schedule will be adjusted as necessary.