The Undergraduate Student Council (USC) organized a lunch-cum-dialogue-session with A/Prof Vivian Ng and A/Prof Marc Armand on 20 March 2015 at T-Lab, level 7 foyer. Aptly called “Meet the Bosses”, the event provided an informal platform for students to have an open conversation with two members of the Department’s management about various aspects of our curriculum and their student life experience in NUS ECE. In addition, the USC shared about their upcoming plans to provide a more holistic learning experience for ECE students.
About 35 students gathered at this event to share about the challenges they faced and voice out some of the things they hope to see in the future. It was an insightful session as the needs and wants shared by the student community surfaced.
A Movie Night was organized to welcome the students back to the new semester in AY2012/2013 sem 2. This was held on 6 Feb 2013 at Shaw Foundation Alumni House. Our students interacted with one another, chill-out and relax over superb dinner before the computer-animated fantasy comedy film, Brave, was showed in the theatre.
Each year from 2012 to 2014, the Department held a Freshmen Party for ECE freshmen at Town Green, University Town. The aim of the ECE Freshmen Party is to promote interaction between ECE faculty and students by providing the opportunity for our freshmen to be introduced to their academic advisors in an informal setting. The evening at the party has always been enjoyable, thanks to an eventful programme packed with games and musical performances put up by students and ECE professors. Moreover, everyone is treated to a sumptuous dinner with wonderful treats. Many just had loads of fun mingling and making new friends.
The Department held its second year end party in the afternoon of 9 May 2015 at the Tembusu College dining hall to celebrate the hard work that ECE undergraduate students and academic staff had put in over the past academic year. The party, which bore the theme “Super Hero”, was organized by the ECE Undergraduate Student Council (USC). Over 140 students and staff turned up for the party, ready to let their hair down and mingle with one another.
The afternoon was filled with a series of enjoyable and entertaining programs. The event kicked off with a welcome address by Deputy Head (Undergraduate Programmes & Student Life), A/Prof Vivian Ng, followed by a sumptuous spread of lunch buffet treats. Midway through the lunch, the audience was entertained by various performances on stage which included a beautiful acoustic guitar performance put up by EE4 student and President of the USC, Alex Toh, and a high-octane performance by a rock band comprising one EE1student and four students from Ridge View Residences. The two musical performances got the audience charged up for an interesting game of charades in which professors were pitted against the students. A/Prof Ganesh Samudra and Dr Rajesh Panicker courageously came on stage to act out the different super heroes. After a fun and lively battle between the two faculty members and students, the students, not surprisingly, emerged victorious. Part of the afternoon’s highlights was a portable photobooth which was highly subscribed by students and professors alike. Everyone had a good time snapping photos that were printed on the spot for them. The party drew to a close with the song, "Gravity", sung beautifully by Yi Ran from Ridge View Residence.
All in all, the party was a Fantastic way for the students who were there to say “Good-bye” to NUS ECE for the year 2014/15.