Physics Enrichment Camp 2019

Introduction

The Physics Enrichment Camp is an annual camp for secondary and junior college-level students, jointly organised by the NUS Physics Department and the NUS Physics Society, and sponsored by the Ministry of Education.


The camp primarily aims to instil an interest in and appreciation of Physics amongst the students through providing a highly interactive and wonderful learning experience.


Students will be exposed to various exciting aspects of physics through a series of activities including interesting lectures, tours of cutting-edge research facilities and hands-on demonstrations.


PEC 2019 Invitation Letter - Secondary
PEC 2019 Invitation Letter - JC


Programme

The Physics Enrichment Camp 2019 is a two-day event that aims to give participants a wonderful learning experience. The camp will be held on the premises of the Faculty of Science in NUS.

The camp is divided into two separate categories, one for junior college-level students, and the other for secondary-level students. The activities will be designed to suit the interest and level of the students.

Dates of event:
11 - 12 June 2019 (Secondary-level)
13 - 14 June 2019 (Junior College-level)


Secondary

For the Secondary-level students, the tentative programme lineup consists of laboratory tours coupled with hands-on activities, interactive sessions and physics demonstrations. The students will be divided into small groups and will rotate among the various different stations. They will be exposed to sophisticated research techniques in Physics using instruments such as Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Diffraction. More details will be available at a later date.

11 June

0800 - 0930      Registration
0930 - 1200      Lectures 1-3
1200 – 1300      Lunch
1300 – 1330      Briefing
1330 – 1700      Lab Tours/Hands-On/Interative Session/Experiment
1700 – 1730      Debrief

12 June

0800 – 0900      Light breakfast
0900 – 1200      Lab Tours/Hands-on/Interative session/Experiment
1200 – 1330      Lunch
1330 – 1430      Fun Competition
1430 – 1600      Prize Presentation and address by Head, Physics Department

*Students will get to experience up to 4 hands-on activities and a full actual experiment.

Junior College

For the Junior College students, the tentative programme lineup is similar to that for the Secondary School Students, but they will be required to answer more advanced questions. More details will be available at a later date.

13 June

0800 - 0930      Registration
0930 - 1200      Lectures 1-3
1200 - 1300      Lunch
1300 – 1330      Briefing
1330 – 1700      Lab Tours/Hands-On/Interative Session/Experiment
1700 – 1730      Debrief

14 June

0800 – 0900      Light Breakfast
0900 – 1200      Lab Tours/Hands-on/Interative session/Experiment
1200 – 1330      Lunch
1330 – 1430      Fun Competition
1430 – 1630      Prize Presentation and address by Head, Physics Department

*Students will get to experience up to 4 hands-on activities and a full actual experiment




Registration

Registration fee is $37.50 (inclusive of GST) per student. Registration closes on 30th Apr 2019.

Teachers are required to register for their students as a school by filling up the following form attached below and emailing it back to us at physoc@u.nus.edu:

Registration for PEC 2019

Students are required to pay using their Edusave account. For students without Edusave accounts or insufficient funds in their Edusave accounts, please send an email to physoc@u.nus.edu.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the camp about?

  2. This camp aims to expose students to the beauty and importance of physics in a semi-formal setting. We hope to let students understand that physics is not only an extremely interesting field of study that sometimes involves esoteric phenomena, but also one that is especially relevant in various aspects of our daily lives. We further seek to break the common misconception that physics is a difficult subject, and demonstrate that it can in fact be fun to learn.

  3. What can the students expect to learn?

  4. Key concepts and ideas in physics. However, it will be a totally different learning experience via hands-on activities, interacting with our demonstrators, and understanding how quantitative experiments are being designed and carried out in the laboratories. Students will also be exposed to some of the research areas and problems within physics.

  5. Do the students need to prepare anything?

  6. No, the students need not read up or prepare beforehand. However, students are encouraged to come with an open mind and positive learning attitude in order to gain the most out of the camp.

  7. How long is the camp?

  8. The camp is a two-days long event for both the junior college and secondary-level categories. Students are strongly encouraged to be present throughout both days of the enrichment camp.

  9. What is the fee for each participant?

  10. The registration fee for the camp is $37.50 inclusive of GST (lunch and refreshments will be provided).

  11. What are the payment methods?

  12. Payment will be done through invoice only. Invoices will be mailed out to the respective schools after the camp.

  13. What type of attire must the students be in?

  14. The students should be properly attired in their school uniform.

  15. Is it necessary for teachers to attend the enrichment camp as well?

  16. No, teachers are not required to accompany their students throughout the camp. However, we strongly encourage teachers to do so, as we hope to foster stronger bonds between the teachers and the students, and create a shared experience that teachers can draw upon to further motivate and inspire their students. There will be no fee levied for accompanying teachers.

  17. Where do the students have to report?

  18. The registration for the Physics Enrichment Camp will be at the atrium of LT27 (Lim Seng Tjoe Lecture Theatre).


    From Kent Ridge MRT Station
    Walk to Kent Ridge Station bus-stop and take NUS Shuttle Service A1. Alight at Lim Seng Tjoe Lecture Theatre (LT27) bus-stop (two bus-stops away).

    From Buona Vista MRT Station
    Transfer to SBS Service 95 and alight at Lim Seng Tjoe Lecture Theatre (LT27) bus-stop.

    Bus Services 96 and 151
    Alight at one of the bus-stops within NUS and take NUS Shuttle Service A2. Alight at the S17 bus-stop and cross the pedestrian crossing to LT27.

    Bus Services 97, 197, 198 and 963
    Alight at the bus-stop at/opposite ITE Dover along AYE. Follow the sheltered walkway towards S17 and cross the pedestrian crossing to LT27.





Contact Person

For further information and enquiries regarding the Physics Enrichment Camp, please contact

Mr Samuel Wu
Tel: 6516 2634
Email: samwu@nus.edu.sg

Dr Nidhi Sharma (Coordinator)
Tel: 6516 2959
Email: phyns@nus.edu.sg

For general enquiries relating to NUS Physics Society, please contact

Tan Tee Hui (President)
Email: tanteehui@u.nus.edu

Physics Society (General Enquiries)
Email: physoc@u.nus.edu

Address

Physics Department, Blk S12
Faculty of Science
National University of Singapore
2 Science Drive 3
Singapore 117551