Chemistry•Communication Challenge, aka “Chem-dot-Comm”, is a biannual scientific communication event organised by the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore. The contest, previously known as the Chemistry Speech Contest was first organised in the 1970s. The competition has aimed at providing secondary school students nationwide an introduction to advanced topics in chemical sciences and their unlimited applications vital to our industry, economy and society.
It is an opportunity to expose the students to public speaking before their peers and teachers, as well as engage them in exploring new ideas and deeper understanding of significant topics in Chemistry. Such competitions will motivate students to attain higher standard of scientific oral communication by competing against, and learning from their peers nationwide.
Chemistry•Communication Challenge is held in 2 languages : English and Chinese and implements a web-based presentation. Participating schools are encouraged to use information technology (IT) to demonstrate difficult chemical concepts. The key advantages of IT are the ease of employing multimedia presentations in place of live demonstrations, as well as interactivity. Through the challenge, it is hoped that participants would be able to develop innovative techniques to highlight and convey difficult scientific concepts in an effective and informative manner.
This year we implement new thing i.e. teams that are keen to present in other languages (e.g. Malay, Tamil, German, etc.) are welcomed and certificate of participation will be awarded.
23rd CHEM•COMM CHALLENGE 2015
The theme for Chem•Comm 2015 is "Sustainable Chemistry”. The theme challenges the chemist to provide long term creative solutions which help us meet our day-to-day challenges and preserve nature at the same time.
3. Participant Criteria
The presentation from each team will consist of 2 parts, i.e. a web site and a computer slide presentation (e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint™).
- Web site: The site should consist of a minimum of 5 pages, but not exceeding 10MB, including references and images and/or movies. Unless produced by you, all media used in the web site MUST reference a source, either scanned from a book or downloaded from a CD-ROM or another web site. The site must be ready as is to go online.
- Presentation: The presentation is not simply a demonstration of the web site. It should present the important points of the team's chosen topic, and then showcase the contents of the web site in providing more information about the topic. That is, the web site is a supplement to the presentation.
The following guidelines may offer some help to the participating teams:
- Speaker 1 will act as a Chairperson for the team. He/she will introduce the presenters, and the topic to be presented.
- The presenters (Speaker 2 & 3) will deliver the slide presentation, followed by a brief demonstration of the web site by Speaker 4.
- After the presentation, Speaker 1 will highlight the main points, before thanking the presenters and closing the team's presentation.
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- Ability to answer and give explanation to questions raised
Deadline for registration : Tue, 28 Feb 2017
Payment must be received by : Fri, 3 Mar 2017
Finals and Prize Presentation : Thu, 8th June 2017, 09:00 – 15:00, NUS LT25
7. Costs and Payment Options
Registration Fee : SGD 60.00 per team (4 participants). Light refreshments will be provided
Payment modes : Upon registration, e-invoice will be issued to your school for GIRO payment.
For event queries please email Linda Oei at firstname.lastname@example.org
9. Preliminary Heats Result
Teams selected for Finals (English and Chinese Category). Click here.