SMTP (Science) schedule 2017

Session/ venue
Wk/ Date
Topic
Teacher i/c
Students involved
1
Audi
T1W2
(Mon)
09/01/17
Opening address by DP, Mrs Chin
pehyk
All S3 and 4 SMTP
2
LT2
T1W2
(Fri)
13/1/17
1130-1230
  1. Briefing for SMTP students
  • SMTP Research Module and Assessment
  • Opportunities for advancements
  1. Group formation: Members, Mentor
  2. Generating work schedule
Pehyk (i/c),
All S3 SMTP
3
LT4
T1W3
(Fri)
20/1/17
1130-1230
SP session: Literature review
  • Lecture session:
    • How to read research papers
    • Writing the literature review
    • Citation (in-text citation and format for reference list )
Assignment: Write a literature review on your area of research (at least 5 references, min. 500 words)
Yipcw/pehyk
Special prog coordinators
All S3 SP
4
LT2
T1W4
(Thurs, follow Fri timetable)
26/1/17
1130-1230
Sourcing for ideas
Lab safety
SOP for science project safety
pehyk
S3 SMTP (Sci)
5
T1W5
(Fri)
3/02/17
1130-1230
Sec 3 IS briefing by Mr Chia KP @ Audi

Online learning on Experimental design
  • The Scientific method
  • Controls, Replication, Rigour
Pehyk
S3 SMTP (Sci)
6
LT2
T1W6
(Wed)
15/2/17
1420-1520
Sharing by A*star Scholars (tentative) - postponed
Pehyk
All S3 SMTP
7
LT2
T1W7
(Fri)
17/2/17
1130-1230
Sharing by Seniors/Peers
  • Greenwave - pehyk
  • AOS and Bugil trip and projects – lohsj and yipcw
  • Sch based SMP – yipcw
Pehyk
Lohsj
yipcw
Sec 3 SMTP Sci and DS
8
LT2
T1W8
(Fri)
24/2/17
1130-1230
Writing proposal
  • Introduction to experimental research
  • Evaluation of feasibility of ideas
  • Literature review, hypothesis, objectives, overview of method
Kelvin Tan
S3 SMTP (Sci)
9
LT2
T1W9
(Fri)
3/3/17
1130-1230
Data Analysis and Presentation (I) – Basic statistics
  • Use of Excel
  • Mean, standard deviation and standard error
  • Graph plotting
yipcw
S3 SMTP Sci & Ma
10
T2W1
(Fri)
24/3/17
1130-1230
Cat 1/3/10/11/12 training
Cat managers
All students
11
LT2
T2W2
(Fri)
31/3/17
1130-1230
Meet mentors
Preparation for Projects Day Preliminary Evaluation
All SMTP mentors
All S3 SMTP
12
Comp lab
T2W3
(Fri)
7/4/17
1130-1230
Hands-on session: Statistical analysis exercise - basic statistics
yipcw
S3 SMTP Sci & Ma
13
T2W5
(Fri)
21/4/17
1130-1230
Cat 1/3/10/11/12 training
Cat managers
All students
14
LT2
T2W6
(Fri)
28/4/17
1130-1230
Data Analysis and Advance Statistics (1)- Mann Whitney and T-test
pehyk
S3 SMTP Sci
15
LT2
T2W7
(Fri)
5/5/17
1130-1230
Data Analysis and Advance Statistics (2) - Anova and Kruska Walis
pehyk
S3 SMTP Sci

16
LT2
T2 W8
(Fri)
12/5/17
1130-1230
Report writing
  • Abstract, methods, results and discussion and conclusion
  • References (refresher)
pehyk
S3 SMTP Sci

Note:

1. All sessions will be held on Fri (1130- 1230). External talks may be held on Wed (2.20- 3.50pm) Students are free to carry out their research after the research sessions.

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