Published on: 09-Jun-2020
The Nanyang Research Programme Junior (NRPjr) is part of NTU’s talent
outreach effort, aiming to create opportunities for secondary school
students in local Integrated Programme Schools to engage in research
projects with NTU faculty. Six students from Raffles Girls' School
(Secondary) got the opportunity to do a study under the supervision of
ASE lecturer Dr Sylvain Rigaud. Through investigating marine
microorganisms, they initiated a study to understand how dense
urbanization has impacted coastal marine environments in Singapore.
During the 8-month long research project the students became familiar
with the diverse group of tiny marine microorganisms called
foraminifers. Despite their small size, foraminifers are important both
as a food source for larger marine organisms and as environmental
To report their findings, the students wrote a research paper.
Congratulations to all six students, who all received silver (4) or
bronze (2) participation awards.
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