Topic and classroom activities
Introduction to NGS and graduate life mini-workshop
a). Welcome address and introduction to school and the graduate program.
b). Talk on course requirements.
c). Talk on SAGE and student governance.
b). Talks by NGS alumni.
3 attendance points
1 half day
A/P Tang BL (NGS)
Dr Joan Lee (NGS)
18 Jan 2018, 10am-12.15pm (Thursday)
NGS MPR, Level 1
Scientific writing and peer review
a). Lectures on scientific writing skills
b). Students shall write a commentary/mini review paper on their topic/field of research. This will be graded by the instructor.
c). Students shall peer-review the work from their classmates, and write a reviewer’s report. They will also need to respond to the report. The report and response will be graded by the instructor.
Dr Daniel Cao Feng (CELC)
Dr Lee Ming Cherk
24 Jan 2018, 10am-12n (Wednesday)
31 Jan 2018, 10am-12n (Wednesday)
11 Apr 2018, 10am-12n (Wednesday)
Perspectives in Science and Engineering
A prominent invitee shall give a talk that should be both inspirational and instructive. Discussion may be on philosophical aspects of science and its practitioners, or a view of the larger picture beyond the mundane daily chores of a junior scientist.
Prof. Uttam Surana
8 Feb 2018, 10am-12n (Thursday)
NGS MPR, Level 1
Presentation and conferences
Students will be introduced to the “Do”s and “Don’t”s of giving an oral presentation.
Here the general structure and purpose of conferences shall be explored. Students will be taught how to plan conference attendance and maximise social networking. Typical conference presentation options including posters and talks shall be discussed.
22 Feb 2018, 10am-12n (Thursday)
The scientific publication process – an overview
Students will learn about the components of the scientific publication process. They will review different journal guidelines and visit library resources concerning journal rankings and citations. They will get some insights to the submission and review process of a research article.
8 Mar 2018, 10am-12n (Thursday)
Commercialisation of scientific research
An expert from NUS’ Industrial Liaison Office (ILO) shall will provide an overview of the various types of intellectual property, start-ups, and patent basics. This is followed by a Q & A session.
Dr Steven Suchting
15 Mar 2018, 10am-12n (Thursday)
Students will practice their presentation skills in a mock conference, which shall be graded by the instructors
29 Mar, 9.30am-1pm (Thursday)
CeLS Auditorium, Level 1
Attendance of non-assessed sessions