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Sponsors | School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology

School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology, Ngee Ann Poly

Established in 1989, as the Department of Biotechnology, the School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology has continued to focus on the provision of useful education through active learning.
Our courses are designed to not only meet the current and future demands of industry in Singapore but also the ambitions of our students to proceed to higher level studies. All courses are regularly evaluated by our advisory boards and by our external examiners. The former consists of experts from the industry and research and academic institutes in Singapore while external examiners are professional staff from top universities from the US, Australia and the UK.
Many of our graduates proceed to degree and higher degree level studies in Singapore and overseas.

Our mission is simple. We want to provide our students with the best education and training in their related fields. We want our graduates to be useful all-rounders who can play a major role in the development of Singapore. We want our students to be able to learn how to learn.

Gregory Chow (lecturer) and Alvin Kiang (student) have set up a very simple hydroponics system on board Jocara. Caroline will be experimenting with growing different vegetables for food. The School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology's message and aim of hydroponics project: It will be a means of assessing its feasibility on an environment where resources such as water are limited. This project will also provide a look at the adaptability of the technology to a crew of 4 with little horticultural experience.

Caroline will be keeping a hydroponics journal. Click on the image to see how the vegetables are doing.


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