Photo credits from: Zig Ziglar @ Flickr

Congratulations to all of the 154 Orbitee teams for completing the programme!  You’re the big winners in forming your own projects and navigating through all the summer hazards to finish your projects.  No doubt that you had wanted to call it quits at some point and wanted to have someone to help guide you a bit more closely.  But you persevered, insisted that you would stay the course, and won the battle against yourself.  You realised the only barrier to your progress was yourself and the fuel was your self-ignited passion.  You return from your summer journey changed, more confident of your own abilities and clear about how you can find your path forward in any technical scenario.

Splashdown featured a number of ways that you can take your work in Orbital forward, which both SoC (through our Entrepreneurship office) and the University (NUS Enterprise, especially NUS Overseas Colleges) have paved for you.  Do weigh these opportunities and assess whether they are appropriate for you.

And now for the formal awards:

  • For Vostok:
    Congratulations to

    • Darren Chin Jhun Pyng and Henry Ang Tien Hock of 1340 (Best Project);
    • Raisa Kabir and Cheng Jin Ting of //noComment (Honorable Mention);
    • Wong Peng Fai Shannon and Koo Chin Chye of Team Wannon (Honorable Mention)
  • For Project Gemini:
    Congratulations to

    • Lee Jun Yao Francis and Boo Kai Hsien of Booleean (Best Project);
    • Jaivignesh Venugopal and Archana Pradeep of Big Bang (Honorable Mention);
    • Lee Shea Yie Rebecca and Yeo Wei Teck Victor of 1261 (Honorable Mention)
  • For Apollo 11:
    Congratulations to

    • Kokul Siddharth Venkateswaran and Gadupudi Mukesh of DANTE (Best Project);
    • Chin Jian Hao Kevin and Ang Khay Wee of Raspberry (Honorable Mention);
    • Goh Wei Wen and Chua Yun Zhi Nicholas of collaborate! (Honorable Mention)

    and for Best Advisers:
    Jazlyn Ang Chue Ching, and Loh Zi Bin Robin

Although you are the stars of Orbital (yes, you are!), there’s a whole host of SoC 30+ advisers, 30+ industrial and alumni mentors, staff, building facilities, A/V, alumni, senior students and student groups and the tireless admin staff from the Undergraduate Office and Corporate Relations that make this happen.  This programme does not happen anywhere else in the whole currently, so be proud that you are here in NUS SoC.  Go SoC!

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