SMS Essay Competition 2008

“Series in the application of Mathematics – Biological Sciences

  • To expose students to different applications of Mathematics to Biology.
  • To make students begin to understand how inter-disciplinary research is carried out.

Category A

Express Stream (local): Secondary 1 and 2 students; Normal Stream (local): Secondary 1, 2 and 3 students; International schools: Grade 6-8 (or equivalence)

First Prize: The Appication of Probability to Genetics
Amy Kuan Ling Hui
CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls’ School
Second Prize: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Esther Huang Shu En,
Tan Wye Syn,
Yang Ying Jia
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
Third Prize: 人不可貌相 Never judge a face by his/her looks
Amanda Chow,
Maureen Tan,
Lee Joo Yeon
Shanghai Singapore International School

Category B

Express Stream (local): Secondary 3 and 4 students; Normal Stream (local): Secondary 4 and 5 students; International schools: Grade 9-10 (or equivalence)

First Prize: Mathematics and Genetics
Zhao Yuan,
Deng Xiao Qi,
Xu Li
Crescent Girls’ School
Second Prize: A Dual Infusion of Modern Knowledge
Koh Zhan Wei Aaron
Hwa Chong Institution (High School)
Third Prize: DNA POP
Tan Li Hong,
Yap Nian Fang Melody,
Ng Ying Qi
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)
Third Prize: Mathematical Applications in Biology-
The Immersed Boundary (IB) Method
Wang Huijuan
Victoria Junior College IP2 (Sec 4)

Category C

Junior college (local): JC 1 and 2 students; IP schools (local): Year 5 and 6 students; International schools: Grade 11-12 (or equivalence)

First Prize: The Dove, the Hawk and Evolution
Vijay Ramakrisnan Thimmayah,
Vo Thanh Minh Tue
NUS High School of Mathematics and Science
Second Prize: Mathematical Biology: Crunching the Numbers of Life
Oon Ming Liang,
Soon Yu Ming
Hwa Ching Institution (College)