Issue 127 | Oct-Dec 2021

A Reimagined Annual Get-Together

The annual Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day, themed REIMAGINE this year, took on a virtual form for alumni, students, staff and their families to participate from the comfort and safety of their homes.

A piano recital presented by NUS Piano Ensemble Alumni.
Throughout the day, attendees were enthralled by an array of talks, workshops and activities that spanned across different themes of Science, Wellness, The Arts, Home, Technology and Work.
Dr Foo Maw Lin (Science ’99) gave a “colourful” talk on chemistry’s application in everyday life.
Held on 14 August, the annual homecoming was set in motion with a strong line-up concurrently streamed and hosted on Facebook Live and Zoom. Participants hopped between sessions of their choice to learn about versatile and eye-opening subjects such as forensic science, game publishing, food security, urban insect farming and health. Other fun highlights of the day included virtual museum tours, a ‘career human library’, a female empowerment workshop and an online mooncake-making session.  
In the spirit of staying connected as one University community, NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye (Science ’85) led a candid conversation joined by esteemed panellists Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar (Science ’98) and Mr Chiam Yeng Heeng (Year 4, Business) in REIMAGINE NUS, a discussion forum that shed light on NUS’ latest developments and interdisciplinary efforts. The jam-packed day concluded with over 200 attendees tuning in from their homes to a virtual movie screening of the heart-warming animated film, Soul.
Associate Professor Stella Tan (Science ’98) shared about crime scene investigation before leading participants to solve a murder virtually at Forensic Science – CSI.
Dr Wilson Wong (Science ’04) educated the crowd on growing their own food.
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