Singapore, 23 Sep 2009 Undergraduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) carried out research internships at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) this summer. They are winners of this year’s Singapore-MIT Undergraduate Research Fellows (SMURF) scholarship awarded by SMART. This is the first time undergraduate students from local universities participated in SMART’s research programme. Another five undergraduate students from MIT were also awarded similar scholarships and carried out research in Singapore during the same period.
The scholars from the 2009 SMURF programme are Akshat Agarwal, Chu Wenhai, Dong Di, Ren Deyang, Delroy Fong, Sha Li and Xiong Jiaqing from NUS; Mihir Pant from NTU; and Ong Tian, Ooi Boon Teik, Natashi Plotkin, Touch Meng Heng and Yen Minmin from MIT.