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Scientist for a Day

Scientist-in-Attendance

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To add to your learning experience, the Scientist For A Day exhibition will periodically be attended by scientists and other specialists who can offer their advice on, share their experiences with, and answer questions from visitors and students. If, for example, you are thinking about or working on a project and have questions on your topic, your methodology, your application of the scientific method, ... or, you just want to know what scientists do in their labs, do consider visiting the exhibition at the following days and times.

For Visitors:

  • Scientist-in-Attendance events are not lectures or demonstrations. They are simply opportunities to talk with (practising) scientists in the non-formal environment of our exhibition gallery.
  • Please understand that meeting with our Scientist-in-Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. No "reservation" or "pre-registration" is required. Please check if Science Centre admission charges apply.
  • An announcement of an upcoming session is usually made a week before the date.
  • If a "programme of activities" is included (in the announcement), it usually outlines a list of short activities to illustrate the scientist's research, etc. The entire programme (of working through the list of activities) usually does not last more than 30 minutes. These activities are then cyclically, repeatedly offered to visitors throughout the 2-hour period of the scientist's attendance. This means that you may join the programme or leave it at any time. The same applies if no programme of activities is provided.
  • Children must always be accompanied by their parents/guardians throughout their attendance of any session, regardless of whether they participate in the programme's activities, or their length of stay.

Visiting Scientists
Scientist-in-Attendance
Date & Time
2017
BrainFest 2017 Talk
by Dr Eric Ng & Dr Cisy Liu
Duke-NUS Medical School
on Caught Red-minded:
Lie Detection with Multimodal Neuroimaging Techniques
Saturday, 27 May 2017
from 2:30pm to ~3:15pm
BrainFest 2017 Talk
by As/P Julian Lim ZiQiang
Duke-NUS Medical School
on Telling Right from Wrong:
Insights from Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Saturday, 27 May 2017
from 11:30am to ~12:00nn
BrainFest 2017 Talk
by Mr Roy Tan & Ms Jeslyn Lim
on Identifying Deception: Truth or Lie?
Saturday, 20 May 2017
from 11:30am to ~12:30pm
2016
Dr Daphne Ng Hui Ping, NTU
Dr Ng Yi Kai, SPURc
Saturday, 28 May 2016
from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Brain Awareness Week 2016 Talk
by Dr Koh Tong-Wey, Temasek LS Lab
on The Insect Brain - Small, Compact & Powerful
Saturday, 12 March 2016
from 3:15pm to 3:45pm
Brain Awareness Week 2016 Talk
by A/P Thiruma V Arumugam, NUS
on Calorie Restriction & Ageing Brain
Saturday, 12 March 2016
from 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Brain Awareness 2016 Week Talk
by Dr Jeremy Lin, NUH
on Mum, My Head Hurts
Saturday, 12 March 2016
from 11:30am to 12:30pm
2015
Emeritus Prof Patricia Vickers-Rich
School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment
Monash University, Australia
Saturday, 31 August 2015
from 2:30pm to 4:00pm
Brain Awareness Week 2015 Talk
on Monkey Business, The Logic of Illogic
Sunday, 15 March 2015
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Brain Awareness Week 2015 Talk
on Alzheimer's Disease
Sunday, 15 March 2015
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Brain Awareness Week 2015 Talk
on Nutrition in Brain Development
Saturday, 14 March 2015
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Brain Awareness Week 2015 Talk
on It's All An Illusion
Saturday, 14 March 2015
11:00am to 11:30am
Brain Awareness Week 2015 Talk
on Brain Trauma
Thursday, 12 March 2015
3:30pm to 4:00pm
2014
Dr Carla Claser,
Dr Katja Fink,
Dr Anand Andiappan,
Dr Alessia Colone,
Dr Ho Wen Qi,
Mr Zdenek Zadrazil, MSc,
Dr Radoslaw Sobota,
Dr Sharon Goh Yun Pei,
Dr Michael Thomas Wong,
Dr Xavier Camous
Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN)
Saturday, 24 May 2014
from 2:30pm to 4:30pm

with
Introductory Presentations
@ 2:30pm & @ 3:30pm only

on
The World's Deadliest Mosquito-
transmitted Infectious Diseases –
Danger Buzzes All Around You!

Brain Awareness Week 2014 Talk
on Understanding how brain cells grow & send signals
Sunday, 16 March 2014
from 2.30pm to 3:00pm
Brain Awareness Week 2014 Talk
on So you want to be a scientist?
Sunday, 16 March 2014
from 11:30am to 12:00nn
Brain Awareness Week 2014 Talk
on Structural & Functional Imaging of the Human Brain:
Application in Aging & Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Saturday, 15 March 2014
from 2.30pm to 3:00pm
Brain Awareness Week 2014 Talk
on Why do I need sleep?
Saturday, 15 March 2014
from 11:30am to 12:00nn
2013
Dr Seow Wei Yang
Institute of Bioengineering & Nanotechnology
Saturday, 7 September 2013
from 2:30pm to 4:30pm
2012
Dr Wang Zhaoxia &
Dr Gary Lee Kee Khoon
Institute of High Performace Computing, A*STAR
Saturday, 3 November 2012
from 11:00am to 2:00pm
Dr Ray Dunn
Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR
Saturday, 4 August 2012
from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Prof Ken Okano
International Christian University, Japan
Sunday, 15 July 2012
from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Dr Bina Rai
Institute of Medical Biology, A*STAR
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
from 10:30am to 12:30pm

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If you wish to volunteer as a Scientist-in-Attendance

As practitioners-in-the-field, you will surely wish to explain the amazing "science behind ..." and share the excitement and joy of scientific discoveries and understanding – your AHA! moments. Equally gratifying will be your contribution to the "education" of the next generation of inquiring minds – the expansion of their understanding of and their exposure to the various fields of scientific endeavour.

The Science Centre offers this opportunity for you and your organisation to share with students and our visitors through our Scientist For A Day Exhibition. Your scientific explorations, your enthusiasm and know-how are important "resources" and can have important effects on our visitors.

If you are available for such an "outreach", or your agency/institution intends to organise a group outreach event (eg: an offsite "Open House/Lab"!), do contact us for more information.

Please send us your details and your proposed session date(s) as early are possible so that we may announce your session(s) to the schools and our visitors.

Please note that Scientist-in-Attendance sessions are not the same as the DIY Lab sessions for school classes or large groups - although they may happen to coincide.


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