Tuesday, August 30, 2011

An Interview with the Noodle Man from the South

By Kenneth Lee Bozheng, Year 3, Engineering Informatics

The saying a smile makes all the difference certainly rings true for Mr Jackson Lu, the affable stall owner who operates his bustling noodle business at NYP’s South Canteen. Armed with an infectious smile and pleasant personality, Jackson is memorable and well-liked by many. Jackson’s popularity is reflected not just in the vast amount of customers who return to him, but also online, where a Facebook page called “Enthu Noodle Man From The South” has been specially created in recognition of his excellent service.
Justin Heng, a third year student from the Diploma in Engineering Informatics, is the creator of the page. He decided to start this page because he felt it was something new to do and no one has ever created a page like this in NYP before. When asked if he ever thought the page would make it this far, Justin comments that it took off much faster than expected, and it was a fun and learning experience for him in Social Media.
We interview Jackson, the Noodle Man himself to see what he has to say about his popular Facebook page:

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lighting up the NDP Multimedia Screens with Made-In-NYP Animations

For four months, 29 Diploma in Motion Graphics & Broadcast Design (MGBD) students from the School of Interactive & Digital Media (SIDM) spent many sleepless nights working to create a stunning multimedia backdrop comprising of 24 animated scenes for this year’s National Day Parade (NDP).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

NYP’s new course: Medicinal Chemistry

By Choo Yu Liang, Year 1, Medicinal Chemistry

It's not just all about experiments
What is Medicinal Chemistry?
Medicinal chemistry is a branch of chemistry that is focused on the discovery, design, synthesis and analysis of novel medicinal molecules that are suitable for therapeutic use.

What can you learn in Medicinal Chemistry?
Laboratory investigations and practicals will be conducted after each lecture on a particular topic to reinforce the student’s understanding of the concepts taught through application. During the first year, most of the concepts are taught in theory such as physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, cell biology, microbiology and biochemistry. Laboratory safety is also emphasized.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

NYP students take on Spatial Challenge

(left to right) Happy Family team members Lim Shao Loong, Nicholas Gabriel Goh, Lim Wei Jie, Yr 3 DEI students, and their lecturer Brandon Ng (SIT)
Mention Geographical Information System (GIS) and you would probably do a double-take. While the technology is not new, it is certainly not as popular as its close cousin, the Global Positioning System (GPS). So to encourage tertiary and JC-level students to use GIS, the Singapore Land Authority (SLA) has organised a Spatial Challenge.

Where Voices Unite

By Ho Khin Wai, Yr 1, Diploma in Banking and Finance

On the 22nd of July, a handful of juniors, including myself, turned up for Soundcard camp 2011. Soundcard is a CCA group in NYP for students who love singing and performing songs on stage (think Glee). We were clueless about what we were going to do there, but little did we realize we were going to have the experience of a lifetime!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Preparing to Enter a Most Meaningful Profession

Congrats to our 12 recipients!
Muhammad Khairul Nizzam Bin Mazlan, a first-year Diploma in Social Sciences (Social Work) student has a special heart for young children. His love for children was sparked off when as a lad in secondary school, he helped his uncle who ran a centre for children with special needs.

Monday, August 1, 2011

A celebration for the nurses and the nation

By Banu Priya, Year 2, Diploma in Nursing
Don't you like our recyclable costumes?
On 27 July 2011, the School of Health Sciences (SHS) celebrated Nurses Day and National Day in advance.  This event, organized by the SHS Academic Club and staff, was held at Block K garden from 3-6 pm. The area was beautifully decorated with red and white balloons which are the symbolic colors of our nation. There was also a banner at the back of the stage and Singapore flags hung at various areas.

Journeying with Ms Ng

Ms Dorothy Ng specialises in mental health nursing. She has worked with adolescents and disturbed teenagers and is familiar with the psyche of teenagers. She is a warm and open-hearted lecturer with so much intuition that she can even sense students’ fears and anxiety.