Scientist-in-Attendance during Educational Tours

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.

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 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.

View our Scientist for a Day Invite.

View the article on 'Research Not Communicated Is Research Not Done'.

2017 Visiting Scientists

 Visiting ScientistsDate and Time 
 BrainFest 2017 Talk
 by Dr Eric Ng and Dr Cisy Liu, Duke-NUS Medical School
 On Caught Red-Minded: Lie Detection with Multimodal Neuroimaging Techniques
 27 May 2017
 14:30 - 15:15
 BrainFest 2017 Talk
 by As/P Julian Lim ZiQuiang, Duke NUS Medical School
 On Telling Right from Wrong: Insights from Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience
27 May 2017
 11:30 - 12:00
 BrainFest 2017 Talk 
 by Mr Roy Tan and Ms Jeslyn Lim
 On Identifying Deception: Truth or Lie
20 May 2017
 11:30 - 12:30