Many Aspects of Science Explored at National University of Singapore Event


National University of Singapore students demonstrated a number of science activities for upper primary and secondary school students at Science Quest.

DNA extraction, taste tests, and bubble bouncing were among the activities that delighted about 150 underprivileged upper primary and secondary school students at Science Quest, a half-day event at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

The activities were organized within 10 booths, each representing a different aspect of science. Dow’s Packaging & Specialty Plastics as well as Coatings Materials businesses supported the program with experiments. The event was part of the NUS-Dow Surprising Science series.

Science Quest is designed to inspire both the secondary students who take part and the NUS students who welcome them.

“Through this collaboration with NUS, we want to stimulate the curiosity of our young, to have them think about the science behind daily things,” said Suiniaty Basirun, Dow’s Country Manager in Singapore. “For the undergraduate facilitators, this platform provides them an opportunity to inspire the young. As future potential science educators, the ability to inspire through communication is important in their educational journey.”