Photo credits from: Zig Ziglar @ Flickr

Congratulations to all of the 203 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 Centre for Future-ready Graduates), and the University (NUS Enterprise, especially NUS Overseas Colleges) have paved for you. In addition, you might also want to follow up with SGInnovate and Google, both of which have shared about the various opportunities they offer. Do weigh these opportunities and assess whether they are appropriate for you.

And now for the formal awards:

    • For Vostok: Congratulations to
      • Pamela Teo Jia Yu and Shi Kai Ning of Cookie Crumbs (Best Project);
    • For Project Gemini: Congratulations to

      • Andrew Tan Jin Shen and Ang Jie Liang of Sync (Best Project);
      • Ling Zhi Yu and Tan Zhe Hao of shigex2 (Honorable Mention);
      • Evan Tay and Lim Xuan Hao of Adverse (Honorable Mention);
      • Jeremy Choo Wun Ka and Lim Heng Guang of Lift On (attach video link) (Honorable Mention);
      • Chong Sia Tiffany and Julius Putra Tanu Setiaji of Turbocharged Potato (Honorable Mention);
    • For Apollo 11: Congratulations to

      • Lin Si Jie and Ranald Lam Yun Shao of gg=G (Judge’s Choice);
      • Lee Tze Ting and Tay Hui Chun of PayMe (Judge’s Choice);
      • Gan Chin Yao and Lim Wai Lun of 1500 (Best Project);
      • Giam Ju Xian and Tham Si Mun of 1509 (Honorable Mention);
      • Tay Kang Ming and Zhuang Yuan of KZMY (Honorable Mention);
    • and for Best Advisors: Terence Chok Ke Wen and Calvin Tantio

Although you are the stars of Orbital (yes, you are!), there’s a whole host of SoC 40+ 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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