Name of the competition: The Undergraduate Awards 2017
About the competition: The Undergraduate Awards (UA) is the world's leading academic awards programme, recognising innovation and excellence at undergraduate level. UA shares this work with a global audience and connects students across cultures and disciplines. In total, UA received more than 6,400 submissions to the 2017 programme from undergraduates in over 300 universities from 48 countries.
Achievement/Prize: Amber was the Global Winner in the Engineering category for her paper Investigating the Effects of Toothed Edges and Large Openings on the Seismic Behaviour of Confined Masonry Walls, and was presented with the Thomas Clarkson Gold Medal at The Undergraduate Awards Global Summit in Dublin, Ireland.
REP Students: Amber Tan Chun En
Product/Proposal: Investigating the Effects of Toothed Edges and Large Openings on the Seismic Behaviour of Confined Masonry Walls.
Description: A project done under the mentorship of Prof Tan Kang Hai & Dr Namyo Lim, in response to a research request from Smart Shelter Foundation (a non-profit organization aiming to create safe and protective constructions in developing countries, and transfer this knowledge to locals).