Five students from DPS RK Puram were selected for attending a Computing Camp held by National University of Singapore at Singapore from 13th to 17th December 2010.The students are
• Snigdha Bhandari XI I
• Kashish Mittal XI L
• Aman Agarwal XI J
• Rishabh Marya XI J
• Shubham Goel XI J
The above students were selected on the basis of their performance in various Olympiads organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation, along with 25 other students from across the country. All expenses for the trip were borne by the Science Olympiad Foundation with the students paying only for their return ticket and visa applications.
The camp was conducted by eminent and highly qualified teachers from School of Computing, National University of Singapore in their premises. The students were introduced to various aspects of computing, with sessions on Evolution of Computers, Graphics and Gaming, Encryption etc. They were given hands on experience where the participants got the rare opportunity to build their own computer and create stereograms.
Kashish Mittal of class XI L was declared “Best Student of the Camp” from amongst all the students. He was chosen for this award by the group leaders (students currently studying at the NUS) and the professors who took their lessons on the basis of performance in class lectures, quiz competitions and field trips. He was also awarded with a special memento.
The group was accompanied by three officials from Science Olympiad Foundation and was put up at the NUS Hostel where they were joined by students from different countries including Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Pakistan. The trip was also successful in providing a lot of exposure to the students as they got the opportunity to experience University life, first hand and live with students from diverse cultural backgrounds.
Besides the academic camp, various field trips were organized for the students including a City Tour, visit to Sentosa Island, Universal Studios, Science Centre etc. The group returned to India on 19th December.
It was indeed an enriching experience for the students not only academically but also helping them groom their overall personality.