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HEY! We won

HEY! struck gold at the international Golden World Awards 2013 by winning the Best Publications award.

 

The annual competition – organised by the International Public Relations Association in London – has been recognising excellence in public relations for the last 23 years. This year’s global award recipients include the likes of Adobe, Mercedes-Benz, Bacardi and Citibank.

 

To all contributors and readers of HEY!, we thank you! Our thanks go out especially to all our student contributors – the writers, illustrators, animators, video producers and photographers – who have showcased their talent in each issue.

 

Look who’s driving… nobody!

 

Can you imagine yourself being shuttled to class one day by – no one? A showcase of sustainability research, NTU’s smart, driverless electric shuttle will ply a 2km route between our campus and JTC’s CleanTech Park as part of a two-year trial of new transportation technologies. This “green” people-mover is jointly developed by NTU, JTC and Induct Technologies. Watch the video to see the empty vehicle reverse-park itself beautifully.

 

Rollin’ with the times

 

Travel safely and with pride, knowing that NTU scientists and students have a part in researching the engine that powers planes. NTU has set up a $75 million joint lab with British power systems giant Rolls-Royce, supported by the National Research Foundation. The lab is the multinational’s biggest investment in a university in Asia. More than 30 aerospace and maritime projects will be launched over the next five years.

 

Doctors in the house

 

A moment of immense pride for the parents of NTU’s pioneering cohort of 54 medical students who received their white coats and stethoscopes at the inaugural White Coat Ceremony. This marked the start of their journey to becoming doctors as they pledged to serve humanity to the best of their abilities. Singapore's newest medical school at NTU is set up with Imperial College London, one of the very best in the world for medicine. Amongst the proud parents of our doctors-to-be are Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen (former Minister for Education) and his wife, Prof Ivy Ng, Group CEO of SingHealth.

 

Table your order

Tired of trying to catch the busy waiter’s eye for a food menu? Someday, you could order your favourite dish by simply swiping a digital menu displayed on a restaurant table. NTU researchers have come up with STATINA, a budget-friendly technology that uses the principles of vibration and imaging to turn any large surface into a responsive touch screen.

 

Pretty easy

At HEY!’s exclusive beauty treat on campus for NTU students, Clinique consultants shared the secret to achieving clear, healthy skin, and pointed out some common pitfalls to avoid when applying cosmetics. The girls got a step-by-step make-up demo, while the guys bagged tips on looking fresh for job interviews. And everyone went off with free trial-size skincare samples.

 

Congratulations…

 

Film stars

Asst Prof Wong Chen-Hsi scored big at the Shanghai International Film Festival with the Best Director award (in the Asian New Talent section) for her debut feature, Innocents, while Communication Studies graduate Ivan Tan received a jury nod at the 66th Locarno International Film Festival for Tadpoles, a short film on family relationships which he wrote, directed and flooded an entire house to shoot.

 

Joyful noise

Three from the School of Art, Design & Media swept half of the six Noise Singapore Awards from the National Arts Council. Felicia Quah, Wilfred Weegee and digital filmmaking graduate Allysa Sing each won a $5,000 grant to pursue their artistic dreams after being picked from over 1,200 hopefuls.

 

Do-gooders with biz sense

 

For showing how to be socially responsible business leaders, NTU’s Business and Accountancy undergraduates walked away with the CDL-Singapore Compact Young Corporate Social Responsibility Leaders Award and $5,000. Their winning proposal for a food services company includes a nationwide effort to share the importance of a healthy diet.