“Spark-in-Science” is a non-profit initiative aimed at igniting scientific temper in high school and pre-university students.
Our efforts are motivated primarily due to a strong belief that a scientific spark at an young age is a crucial factor in the choice to pursue science, as has been the case for many of us. This and other ongoing efforts are important in inspiring students to build a vibrant scientific temper at an young age.
Our initiative is to expose students to the passion with which some of the best practitioners have pursued their science. While the academic training in school is very important, the hope is that these interactions with practicing scientists may provide additional motivation to the students to choose science as a career.
Every year, we plan to interview three renowned scientists from around the world to narrate the path that they have taken to pursue their science. These video interviews will be made available here with a Youtube link. Please feel free to use these videos and circulate them widely.
Prof. Albert Libchaber
Detlev W. Bronk Professor
The Rockefeller University, USA
Laboratory of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
Prof. Daniela Rhodes
Director, NTU Institute of Structural Biology
The Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chromosome Biology Laboratory
Prof. Michael Sheetz
Director, Mechanobiology Institute
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Professor of the Department of Biological Sciences
Columbia University, USA
Dr. G.V. Shivashankar
Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore
& FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM), Milan, Italy
Address: Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore
National University of Singapore
T-Lab, #10-015A Engineering Drive 1
Lab Website: http://labs.mbi.nus.edu.sg/nmgr/