SMEC Results

SMS Essay Competition 2013

“Mathematics and Planet Earth”

  • This year, to coincide with the “Mathematics of Planet Earth Year”, the Singapore Mathematical Society is bringing back the SMS Essay Competition after a 2 year hiatus.
  • The main objective of this year’s competition is to allow students to explore how Mathematics can be applied in various studies of our Planet.

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: Is God a Mathematician
Julius Chua Han Xian,
Leo wee-J,
Heng Javier
Hwa Chong Institution (High School)
Second Prize: Mathematics to Earth Sciences
Darren Suen Wei Jie
National Junior College
Third Prize: A Planet of Change
Evelyn Jacob,
Chua Li Ying,
Amanda Mah
CHIJ ST. Theresa’s Convent

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: 3D Model Restoration from 2D Satellite Pictures by Spherical Geometry
Gao Yuan,
Wu Shenyang,
Bei Yijie
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Second Prize: The Motion of Satellites
James Ee Jun Long
Hwa Chong Institution (High School)
Third Prize: Rate of Fluid Flow through Porous Media
Xu Ming Xin,
Kiong Min Yi Kimberly,
Yip Juen Chen Nicole
Paya Lebar Methodist Girls’ School (Secondary)

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 Mathematical Earth
Tong Hien Chi
National Junior College
Second Prize: Geodesy and Radius of the Earth
Le Nguyen Vuong Linh,
Liu Tianxiao
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Third Prize: Mathematics and the Haze
Ong Ka-Shing,
Tan Kwan Wei Kelvin,
Teow Yong Zhen
Hwa Chong Institution