Raffles Science Symposium 2020

The Raffles Science Symposium (RSS) is an annual event organised in Raffles Institution that features research projects, lectures and hands-on workshops from the fields of mental health science, natural science and sports science. Founded since 2010, RSS has since involved the participation of more than 6000 educators, students and professionals in the various science fields from more than 50 different secondary schools, Junior Colleges, Institutes of Higher Learning and professional organisations.


Raffles Science Symposium 2020 will be held on 29 January 2020 (Wed).  Do check out the following links for more information on the various strands. 

Sports Science

The Sports Science Symposium is a educational symposium specifically designed for student-athletes who are keen to improve their sports performance as well as learn about the latest research and studies in the field of youth sports. It also provides an excellent platform for youths from various schools to come together and share the findings of their school projects.

Participants can look forward to:

  • Sharing by sports researchers
  • Poster presentations focusing on topical issues in youth sports
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Networking opportunities for shared interests

To register for the event and for more details, please click here.

For queries, please contact us at [email protected]


Mental Health


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The annual RSS Mental Health Science Strand will take place on 29 January 2020 from 9am to 230pm at Innovation Centre and the Indoor Sports Hall in Raffles Institution.

What is the Raffles Science Symposium: Mental Health Science Strand?

RSS Mental Health Science strand is an annual platform where Raffles Guidance Centre (RGC) and the Peer Helpers Programme (PHP) showcase research in mental health, and invite speakers from different organisations to share on mental health topics to advocate for and increase awareness in mental health in Raffles Institution. This free event is organised as part of our preventative work in RI and to benefit the wider community. For the past two years, we have had an audience of over 200. 

What is the theme for this year?

RSS Mental Health Science Strand 2020 will focus on treatments beyond medication for mental health and well-being.  Highlights include:

  • Dr Lim Wei Shyan from Khoo Teck Puat Hospital will be speaking on the factors that have consistently been demonstrated to actually boost psychological well-being
  • Dr Imelda Santos Caleon from National Institute of Education (NIE) will speak on current trends in Positive Psychology and Positive Education.
  • Adjunct A/Prof Angie Chew from Brahm Centre will share on engineering an undefeated mind through her own personal journey of recovery from anxiety and depression
  • Ms. Ma Jialin from Raffles Institution will share on the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) and take us through a short mindfulness practice
  • Student sharings and project presentations from RI students and RI Peer Helpers
  • Exhibition of Peer Helpers Programme group projects done as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019

Who should attend?

We welcome all who are working with youths in an educational setting, mental health professionals, and students interested in mental health to attend. Year 5 students who would like to apply for the Peer Helpers Programme (Monday Enrichment Programme) should attend this. In previous years, participants have included trained peer helpers from RI, as well as Secondary and JC students from other schools who are involved in peer support. We also have school counsellors and teachers in charge of student development from other schools, and mental health professionals from various organisations in attendance.

How do I sign up?

Please register for this event at the following links:

For invited guests:

For students:


Deadline for registration is 20 January 2020

While we would like to reach out to as many people as possible,  we do have a limited capacity and sign-ups are on a first come first served basis.

How do I get more information?

Click here for the RSS 2020 BROCHURE FINAL

For more updates, please visit the Peer Helpers Programme website at

For queries, please email [email protected] or [email protected] .

We hope to see you there!


Natural Sciences

Natural Sciences

The annual RSS Natural Sciences Strand will take place on 29 January 2020 from 9am to 3pm at Performing Arts Centre and the Indoor Sports Hall in Raffles Institution.

What is the Raffles Science Symposium: Natural Sciences Strand?

The Raffles Science Institute (RSI) is the hub for scientific research and enrichment activities based on the OpenLab concept ( in Raffles Institution. Through varied and diverse authentic learning experiences, a multitude of exciting enrichment opportunities are offered to our students. In-house scientists with PhD qualifications and teachers in RSI create customised courses, field trips, learning journeys, master classes and mentorship opportunities to nurture talents in science and technology. Past workshops include: 3D printing, forensic science, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Food Science, Marine Biology, Immunology, Environmental Science and many more areas of science.

RSS Natural Sciences strand is an annual platform where RSI showcase research and enrichment projects and experiences in areas such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computational Sciences and Engineering. Speakers from different organisations, as well as our Raffles student alumni will be presenting their scientific and research experiences at this RSS Natural Sciences strand.

What is the theme for this year?

RSS Natural Sciences Strand 2020 will focus on Climate Action.  Highlights include:

  • Student sharings of science research and enrichment activities undertaken over the past year.
  • Exhibition of science and engineering research projects done at various Institutes of Higher Learning and research organisations.

Who should attend?

We welcome year 5-6 students who are interested and passionate in pursuing science, engineering or technology-related enrichment or research opportunities at Raffles Institution, as well as local and overseas Institutes of Higher Learning and research organisations.

How do I sign up?

Please refer to Stamford for registration details.


Deadline for registration is 24 January 2020


Due to limited capacity, sign-ups are on a first come first served basis.

How do I get more information?

For queries, please email [email protected] or [email protected] .