The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to the following award recipients:
FASS Graduate Students' Teaching Award (GSTA)
The inaugural FASS GSTA was awarded in August 2010 to recognise the Faculty's outstanding tutors and affirm our commitment to teaching excellence. All Graduate Student Teaching Assistants (i.e. registered Masters and PhD students of departments in FASS, inclusive of both full-time and part-time students) who teach a minimum of 20 hours can be considered. This includes both tutors and those formally designated as Teaching Assistants. A student who wins the award three times will be recognised in an Honour Roll. He/She will then not be eligible for subsequent GSTAs within the same graduate candidature. Please refer to the latest list of winners here.
Taiwan Thesis Scholarship 2018
TAN Xin Wei Andy, Master’s student with the Department of Geography, has been awarded the Taiwan Thesis Scholarship 2018 for his thesis, “Street Performance in the Making of Global Cultural City Taipei - Licensing, Navigation, Atmosphere”. Supervised by Professor Tim Bunnell, Andy’s thesis explores the less-tangible, software-centered cultural strategies that cities employ to become global cultural cities. In particular, he studies integral elements of street performance as a software-centred strategy in the making of global cultural city Taipei: licensing on the street; aspirations and tactical navigations of cultural workers; and affective atmospheres produced by street performance.
Congratulations, Andy and Prof Bunnell!
Communicate Your Science Video Competition 2017
Hosted by the European Geophysical Union (EGU)
Elisha Teo, a PhD student at the Department of Geography and recipient of the President's Graduate Fellowship, under the supervision of Prof Alan Ziegler and Prof Bob Wasson, has emerged winner of the European Geophysical Union’s Communicate Your Science Video 2017. The competition, hosted by Europe’s premier geosciences union, encourages scientists to make geosciences accessible to a wider audience by producing a video to explain their research effectively and concisely. In her video, Elisha illustrated her use of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) to understand the evolution of drainage systems in Thailand, so as to better mitigate the future risks of catastrophic floods.
Elisha’s video can be viewed here.
Best Student Paper: International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)
Pierre Taillardat, a PhD student at the Department of Geography, under the supervision of Prof Alan Ziegler and Dr. Dan Friess, has been awarded the prize for best student paper at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Mangrove Specialist Group conference in Bremen, Germany. Pierre's paper focused on an element of his PhD research (funded in part through a Research Scholarship from MoE) on mangrove carbon stocks and land use change in Southeast Asia.
Copernicus Prize for the Brightest Young Star: 15th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Dating
Elisha Teo, a PhD student at the Department of Geography and recipient of the President's Graduate Fellowship, under the supervision of Prof Alan Ziegler and Prof Bob Wasson, won the Copernicus Prize for the Brightest Young Star at the 15th International Conference on Luminescence and Electron Spin Dating for her presentation on "Optimising and testing time-resolved OSL of feldspar contaminated quartz grains".
Elisha was able to attend the conference in Cape Town, South Africa in mid-September 2017 through the generous award of conference funding from the Graduate Studies Division in NUS. This is the second award that Elisha has received in the last few months - earlier this year (April 2017) she won the European Geophysical Union (EGU)'s Communicate Your Science Video Competition.
Elisha's PhD is on reconstructing paleoflood histories in mainland South East Asia.