Congratulations to all of the 383 teams for completing the programme! You’re the big winners in forming your own projects and navigating through the difficult times 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 (e.g., our Entrepreneurship office and Centre for Future-ready Graduates), and the University (e.g., NUS Enterprise, especially NUS Overseas Colleges) have paved for you. In addition, you might also want to follow up with PayPal, which has shared about the internship opportunities they offer. Do weigh these opportunities and assess whether they are appropriate for you.
And now for the formal awards:
For the Honorable Mention awards: Congratulations to
– Tolentino Abner Jr Morales and Theodore Pinto of GingerBreadMen (Apollo 11);
– Liao Xing Peng and Tan Rui En, Joshua
of SendIt (Artemis);
– Petrick Jerico Gustendi and Joe Teddy Yosua Sanjaya of VIGINTI (Artemis);
For the Judge’s Choice awards: Congratulations to
– Le Hue Man and Maxx Chan Yuhang of Elsewhere (Artemis);
– Cai Jia Lin and Liu Chuyue of MalaRamen (Artemis);
– Goh Jun Wei and Wong Jun Long of The Free Market (Artemis);
and for Best Advisers: Congratulations to
– Neo Kai Jun and Sun Bangjie.
Last but not least, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our 50+ advisers, 25+ industrial and alumni mentors, staff, alumni, senior students and student groups and the tireless admin staff from the Undergraduate Office, Technical Services 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!