Singaporean Student Wins US$250K Scholarship

Congratulations to Ms See for the win. The amount of the scholarship is no joke, it is the price of a HDB flat (a home in Singapore).

If you are interested to take part, here are the details: The Breakthrough Junior Challenge is an annual competition for students, ages 13-18, to share their passion for math and science with the world! In partnership with the Khan Academy, each student submits a video that explains a challenging and important concept or theory in mathematics, life sciences, or physics. The winner receives a $250,000 college scholarship. The winning student’s teacher and school also benefit: $50,000 for the teacher and a state-of-the-art $100,000 science lab for the school. Learn more at

AsianScientist (Dec. 6, 2016) – Ms Deanna See, a 17-year-old studying at Raffles Institution in Singapore, was one of two students to win the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, a global science video competition that is part of the 2017 Breakthrough Prizes. See’s fun and quirky five-minute video, titled ‘Superbugs! And Our Race Against Resistance,’ explains the phenomenon of antibiotic resistance with the use of Lego figurines. She takes the viewer through the evolution and genetics behind how superbugs amass their formidable defenses against various antibiotics. Watch See’s video below:

Read more from Asian Scientist Magazine at:

The other finalist, Antonella Masini from Peru


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