UROP Day 2017 was held on 17th November 2017 at NUH Dental Auditorium. We were privileged to have three faculty staff as judges namely, AP Yeo Jin Fei, Dr Intekhab Islam and Dr Gopu Sriram.
The purpose of Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) is to promote and develop research interest in every undergraduate student within the Faculty. It also aims to allow students and faculty members to interact so as to foster ties in performing the research work and providing the opportunity to acquire skills for the intellectual process of inquiry. From AY2012, in recognition of students’ diversity of interests and different learning styles, the Faculty decided to offer an alternative programme, Clinical Elective Program (CEP) that would cater to the students’ individual interests rather than rigidly impose compulsory research training on them. The purpose of the CEP is to permit students with interests in dental specialties to gain a deeper understanding in a particular subject through structured clinical attachments (clinical electives).
For this year, we have adopted an e-poster presentation approach where individual groups have to go on stage for a question-and-answer session by judges and/or other students/staff at the timing allocated to their group. A total of 13 UROP groups and 1 CEP group of the final year students presented their research findings, a culmination of their hard and dedicated team work over a one and a half year period.
We wish to congratulate all students and supervisors on the research work and the results from the studies. We hope these will spur the interest in the students to embark into research on a larger scale.