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Updated: 01/26/2013 06:05 | By Channel NewsAsia

A*STAR scientist wins Singapore Challenge at Global Young Scientists Summit

A*STAR scientist wins Singapore Challenge at Global Young Scientists Summit


A*STAR scientist wins Singapore Challenge at Global Young Scientists Summit

SINGAPORE: A research scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has won the Singapore Challenge medallion at the inaugural Global Young Scientists Summit@one—north (GYSS).

Dr Lynette Cheah was presented with a medallion by President Tony Tan and awarded a prize of US$100,000 to pursue her research interests.

She submitted a proposal on building a transportation network that helps smoothen traffic flow.

Part of her proposal involves taxi and car commuters sharing rides, and bus and train frequencies would be automatically adjusted.

The theme of the Singapore Challenge is "Innovations for Future Cities" — where scientists presented ground—breaking ideas to address sustainability challenges.

More than 70 proposals were received.

President Tony Tan said: "The Singapore Challenge exemplifies how scientific communities can partner governments and industries across countries to make societal impact. It is good for science and good for society when researchers build networks and collaborate openly to translate research outcomes for a better world."

— CNA/de

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