The first part of the NJC and Nexus collaborative research programme has ended today. Six students from Nexus VI have been working on high level academic research with students from the National Junior College in Singapore.
The students worked in teams of four, with two Nexus students and two NJC students, to carry out a literature review into current research and to use their findings to decide on their own research question to investigate. During the week each group planned a methodology to collect data, carried out their plans and then used their findings to draw conclusions. On Friday afternoon the students presented their progress this week and outlined where their research will take them in November when the NJC students will come to Nexus for a futher week of international collaboration.
Alongside the demanding scientific and mathematical research, the students were engaged in an exciting cultural exchange. The Nexus students were living with their NJC colleagues for the week and had the opportunity to explore what life is like in Singapore. The close friendships which have developed this week are sure to mean that the students will keep in touch long after the academic programme has ended.
We at Nexus would like to extend our thanks to the National Junior College for their assistance with the research projects, particularly Mr Kester Wong and Ms Stephanie Foo for their tireless efforts. The Nexus students and staff also want to express their sincere appreciation to the NJC students for their hospitality: Nihal, Arshad, Gabriella, Lenice, En Qi and Hongyi.