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Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day (KRAFD) is NUS' annual homecoming for alumni to stay connected to the entire NUS community. This year’s event will take on a hybrid format, involving a mix of online and in-person activities to allow participants the flexibility to choose:

11.00am - 2.00pm: Online workshops via Zoom
5.00pm - 9.30pm: Carnival at UTown

Themed Welcome Back!, this year's event heralds a return to the personal engagement and activities we are familiar with, while showcasing how the University has come up with creative solutions to mitigate and resolve challenges in a complex world.

Time Topic Recording
11.00am - 12.00pm It Takes Guts!
Presented by NUS Development Office
Discover the entrepreneurial journey of two NUS Science Alumni who started their own F&B company. Curated Culture, an F&B start-up by NUS Food Science & Technology alumni, Ms Shermaine Heng (Science ’20), Ms Sew Shu Wen (Science ’20) and Mr Christian Eviston-Putsch (Business ’22), seeks to enable healthy living using innovative beverage solutions and clean label ingredients. Their cold brew teas have zero sugar, are brewed with organic tea leaves, sweetened with plant-derived sweetener, and enhanced with science-backed live probiotics. This start-up is supported by NUS Enterprise’s Graduate Research Innovation Programme fund.
1.00pm - 2.00pm What Isn't the Metaverse?
Presented by Advanced Computing for Executives, NUS Computing
Recently, the word Metaverse has been trending in online circles ever since Facebook changed its name to Meta to reflect its new company vision. Contrary to popular belief, the concept of a Metaverse is actually several decades old, and its meaning goes far beyond what popular culture makes it out to be. More than just a collection of disparate virtual worlds, the Metaverse is in fact a combination of cutting-edge technologies that could one day revolutionize how we work, play, live and learn. In this talk, we cut through the hype to examine how the Metaverse has the potential to change the world as we know it, for better or for worse.             

Time Faculty / Group Venue
2.00pm - 5.00pm NUS Food Science & Technology (FST) Homecoming 2022
Organised by NUS FST Alumni
LT31, Blk S16 Level 3,
NUS Science
2.30pm - 4.00pm NUS Business School
Organised by BIZAlum
NUS University Town
4.00pm - 6.00pm Master of Science in Management of Technology
Organised by MOT Alumni Group
NUS University Town

In conjunction with Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day, the College of Design & Engineering (CDE) is hosting a tour to offer an inside view of the laboratories and latest technologies. Participants will enjoy a leisurely walk within the Faculty and visit 3 of the following laboratories:

  • Biomedical Engineering (E7): This state-of-the-art building opened in early 2021 to be the world-leading hub for the development of affordable and accessible medical technology. Combining technology and innovation, it drives the invention of pioneering healthcare technology from early concept ideas through incubation and on to commercialisation.
  • Materials Science and Engineering (E3A): View the various specialised equipment used for the study of a wide range of material properties.
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (E8): This laboratory centres on gas hydrate and clathrate hydrate spanning both fundamental and applied research, exploring advance hydrate technology as an effective and feasible solution for the critical needs of clean and safe water, cleaner energy and environmental stewardship.
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering (E8): The Centre for Water Research @ NUS conducts R&D on water and wastewater engineering and management, and addresses the water infrastructure needs in Singapore as well as in the region.
  • Department of Architecture (SDE4): Singapore's first new-build net-zero energy building consists of a range of sustainable design features that have been holistically integrated into its architecture to not only deliver user health and comfort in the tropical context, but also meticulously programmed to be highly energy efficient.
  • Division of Industrial Design (SDE4): The NUS Design Incubation Centre (DIC) aims to develop projects until production and commercialisation, and participates in research projects and collaborations with the industry as a public design studio.
  • This activity is not suitable for children below the age of 10.

Time Topic Venue
4.00pm - 5.30pm IAmRemarkable
Organised by NUS Economics Alumni
#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and underrepresented group to celebrate their achievements in workplace and beyond.

Many struggle when it comes to talking about their own accomplishments. Cultural and gender modesty norm, as well as impostor syndrome, can prevent them from acknowledging their remarkable attributes and expressing their achievements.

During this 90-minute workshop to empower you, you will learn:
  1. How to improve your self-promotion motivation in personal & career
  2. Challenge social perceptions around self-promotion
  3. Drive diversity benefits and inclusion
Join this interactive session to build your “muscle” in self-promotion for your achievements. This workshop is curated for alumnae only, up to 20 pax.
NUS University Town
Stage Programme:
Time Item
5.30pm NUS Indian Instrumental Ensemble (IIE)
An appreciation of Indian musical diversity through pieces of three different styles:
  1. Melancholy through poetry with origins from Sufi practices, highlighting IIE’s string sections and emotive vocals
  2. Tradition of semi-classical music through a Thumri set to Raag/tune Pahadi.
  3. Medley of iconic songs, hinting at the breakthrough of Indian classical music into the film industry.
5.50pm NUS Chinese Dance
Titled 人间烟火 Sparks of Life, this dance revolves around the simple joy and excitement experienced by hawkers and their customers in a hawker centre.
6.05pm Imprompt-3
Imprompt-3 was founded in the corridors of Temasek Hall in 2009. The members of Amos, Douglas, Jensen and Mark graduated from NUS in 2010-2011 and have since gone on to perform at various corporate events and gigs. They won the Cornetto challenge to edge out almost 200 bands to become the opening band for Taylor Swift's world tour concert in Singapore in 2014.
6.45pm Kameleonjazz
The Kameleonjazz trio comprising Malaysian percussionist and drummer, Adam Sharawi; Uzbek cellist, Bekhzod (or Beka) Oblayorov, and Japanese bassist, Shohei Yoshihara was formed during the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore. The three classically-trained musicians from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music have a passion for all types of jazz and contemporary music and enjoy sharing their love of jazz music to listeners. This evening, they present a repertoire comprising Brazilian Affair, Confirmation, Flowers (arranged from a traditional Irish folk song), Blue Monk and Waltz for Debby.
7.20pm Sheares Hall Band & Sheares Geyao
Sheares Band plays mostly western music in the pop, rock and alternative genres. Wildly passionate, the band performs with distinction for maximum enjoyment

Sheares Geyao is Sheares Hall's very own Chinese band that features mandopop and many other genres. Comprising creative instrumentalists and talented singers, they are possibly the best mandopop band on campus.
7.50pm Movie Screening - Encanto
Encanto tells the tale of an extraordinary family, the Madrigals, who live hidden in the mountains of Colombia, in a magical house, in a vibrant town, in a wondrous, charmed place called an Encanto. The magic of the Encanto has blessed every child in the family with a unique gift from super strength to the power to heal—every child except one, Mirabel (voice of Stephanie Beatriz). But when she discovers that the magic surrounding the Encanto is in danger, Mirabel decides that she, the only ordinary Madrigal, might just be her exceptional family’s last hope.
© Disney 2021. All rights reserved.

Fringe Activities (5.00pm - 8.00pm):
Activity Venue
Faculty Networking Booths:
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science
  • King Edward VII Hall
  • NUS Business School
Town Green
Entrepreneurial Hub
Presented by NUS Overseas Colleges, NUS GRIP, NUS Enterprise and Singapore Science Park
Stephen Riady Centre Level 1
NUS Centre For the Arts Stephen Riady Centre Level 1
Student Life Fair Stephen Riady Centre Level 1
RunNUS Registration Stephen Riady Centre Level 1
Thank you for attending Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day.

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