Keene (Timekeeper)


Pre-camp (25 May, Monday)

What sounds interesting about this project?
- This project sounds interesting as it involves physics and the study of how an electron microscope works, and that we go to NTU to study about electron microscopes.

What do you think you can learn from this project?
- From this project I think I can learn about how Scanning Electron Microscopes and microscopes in general work, and more about physics as a whole. I would also like to learn more about the other forms of microscopes such as TEM.

Any immediate questions regarding the project?
- Will we get to play with the SEM?
- What is a TEM?
- Which types of microscopy are we using?

First Day (26 May, Tuesday)

What did you do today?
- We first did some tensile strength tests.
- Then we made some composite materials

Briefly describe your day’s activities
- We put different materials and attempted to stretch them.
- We made some carbon fiber and glass fiber.

What did you learn today?
- I learnt how carbon fiber is made.
- I learnt why materials stretch or break.

Discuss any learning points from today’s activities
- How atoms work.
- Why carbon fiber is useful.

How do you feel about today’s activities?
- It was interesting and expanded my knowledge.

Describe how the project has affected your understanding of the discipline and how it may be applied elsewhere
- Carbon fiber is easier to make than I thought, albeit expensive.

Share your insights for the day
- Carbon fiber is useful,


Second Day (27 May, Wednesday)

What did you do today?
- We followed a mentor and found out about the scanning electron microscope.
- We presented our presentation to the student mentors.

Briefly describe your day’s activities
- We went into a dark room and saw four different samples under an SEM.
- We presented our presentation to the student mentors who judged it.

What did you learn today?
- I learnt that SEMs have to operate in a dark room.
- I learnt that SEMs are very expensive.

Discuss any learning points from today’s activities

- SEMs have advantages and disadvantages over light microscopes, such as color and detail.

How do you feel about today’s activities?

- While the presentation was difficult, learning about the SEM proved to be interesting.

Describe how the project has affected your understanding of the discipline and how it may be applied elsewhere

- SEMs are harder to use than I thought and are useful to look at small things in detail but not in color.

Share your insights for the day

- SEMs are interesting machines that help us understand more about the world around us.

What new questions do you have regarding the discipline?

- How does it differ in the SEM and TEM that it shows differently?


Third Day (28 May, Thursday)

Project Sharing Sessions
Note down at least three key learning points

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How do you feel about the SST-NTU Flagship programme?

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Describe how the programme has affected your understanding of the discipline on a larger scale

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Share your insights for the programme in general

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