MOE-NIE-STAS International Science Education Conference 2006

22nd – 24th Nov 2006, National Institute of Education, Singapore

@ ISEC2006

All are welcome!)

Programme Details
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FREE ADMISSION! Open to all!
Teachers, resource HoD, Science Educators,
Parents and students – All are welcome!!!

Besides the keynote addresses, paper sessions, symposiums and workshops, the conference will also have a tradeshow. The aim of the tradeshow is to allow companies to exhibit their latest inventions and innovations in science teaching and learning. As the participants are mainly science education practitioners, the tradeshow offers great potential for companies to reach out to their users. We are expecting a minimum of 400 participants locally and around the world for the Conference itself, but will open the tradeshow to all educators and the general public of Singapore. The tradeshow will enable your company to have maximum exposure to schools in that we are expecting 2 science teachers from each school and also a good turnout from STAS.


The tradeshow will run for three days from 22-24 November at NIE. If your company is interested in participating at the tradeshow, please feel free to contact Dr Tan Aik Ling at 6 790 3832 or email at for the cost and other details pertaining to the tradeshow. The closing date is 11 August or when the booths are all taken up.


Come and visit the tradeshow! It offers a ONE-STOP exhibition where you can get the latest information on innovations, books, teaching resources and ideas in science education. Admission is FREE. For large group participation of more than 20, for example student groups, please approach Dr Tan Aik Ling at 6790 3832 or send an email to



Addest Technovation Pte Ltd

Addest Technovation is a Singapore-based technology company that plays a leading role in delivering IT-based science education. To date, numerous schools in Singapore, Australia, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam adopt its IT-based science kits together with the underlying learning methodology.

In the Singapore context, Addest Technovation is most well established for its IT-based science kits, knowledge-intensive contents, and pedagogy-driven training programmes that help schools develop a learner-centered environment for Science Education, exploiting the existing IT infrastructure and the resources of IT Master Plan II.

The Chief Executive Officer and a Co-founder of Addest Technovation, Dr. Tan Kah Chye, has been an internationally renowned researcher in Signal Processing. His research results were featured in science documentaries entitled “Tomorrow’s World” and “Beyond 2000” respectively produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as a few top international journals. Dr. Tan won a most prestigious National Award known as the Defence Technology Prize , and several other awards including the Institute of Physics Medal, the Defence Technology Digest Best Article Award, and the Defence Science Organisation Excellent Award.

When Dr. Tan was with the Nanyang Technological University as the Deputy Director for the Centre for Signal Processing, he was instrumental in helping many local companies and multi-national corporations acquire their desired technological know-how and intellectual properties. Right now, he spearheads a few Innovation and Enterprise programmes that help develop student researchers and entrepreneurs.

Ambon Consulting  

AMDON is the leading Life Sciences educational consulting firm in the region. To date, Amdon has successfully pioneered numerous models of Life Sciences learning for more than 70,000 students and professionals in Singapore and the region. 

In Thailand, Amdon’s Life Sciences Programmes for has been accredited for implementation in International Schools by the Ministry of Education. Recently, Amdon’s Biology Simulation and Chemistry software have been accredited by Curriculum Online, which is managed by BECTA (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency)

In 2003, Mr. Lam, Founder and CEO of the Amdon Group, led the team in Amdon to create the i-board® Learning System --- a method of inquiry-based learning through the use of the interactive whiteboard (i-board®). The i-board® learning system was piloted with more than 10,000 students spanning Singapore, India, Thailand and Hong Kong SAR.

In 2004, Amdon pioneered Environmental Sciences modules in Nanyang Girls’ High School (for more than 100 students) and more than 200 students from other schools and junior colleges, incorporating Inquiry-based learning with great success. Since then, Amdon have gained extensive experience partnering the National Environmental Agency (NEA) to train the Environmental Champions of both Primary and Secondary Levels. In April the same year, Amdon was invited by the Ministry of Education ( Singapore) to present strategies on Inquiry-based learning to more than 200 teachers.

In 2005, Amdon presented a paper on Inquiry-based learning as the means to help the educator Teach Less; and the learner Learn More (TLLM) at the ‘Rethinking Pedagogy and Practice’ Conference organized by the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (NIE).

Acez Instruments Pte Ltd  

Started in 1985, Acez Instruments has risen from our humble beginnings as a minor player in the Instrumentation and Control market to become Southeast Asia’s leading test, measurement , control and calibration hub. Instrumentation is our core business and we are dedicated to meet our customer’s every need. With our commitment to constantly carry out the required measure for quality control, we achieved the ISO 9002 certification in 1997. In 2003, we have renewed our certification to ISO9001:2000.

Our vision is to be a prominent industrial leader in providing one-stop instrumentation and control solutions worldwide. We aim to bring quality products and services through this millennium into the next.

Apart from local companies, our business associates also come from countries such as Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, USA, Germany, Switzerland, UK, Holland, France, China and Japan. Our major clients come from various industries, including the offshore marine, pharmaceutical, food, oil and semi-conductor industry amongst others.

Our range of products includes float level sensor, gauges, hand held probes, transmitters, switches, controllers, indicators, recorders/data loggers, portable meters, non-contact thermometers/thermal imager, calibrators and also calibration services.

ACEZ has more than 21years of experience in this industry and as such have acquired abundant sound knowledge and technical expertise to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers. We provide customized solutions and specialized services in industrial instrumentation and calibration. For your convenience, we also provide on-site calibration and express calibration services. We also provide ISO certification for re-calibration as well as certification for new instrument.  

Beckman Coulter Singapore Pte Ltd

Beckman Coulter, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of biomedical testing instrument systems, tests and supplies that simplify and automate laboratory processes. Spanning the biomedical testing continuum – from pioneering medical research and clinical trials to laboratory diagnostics and point-of-care testing – Beckman Coulter's 200,000 installed systems provide essential biomedical information to enhance health care around the world. The company, based in Fullerton, California, reported 2005 annual sales of $2.44 billion with 71.5 percent of this amount generated by recurring revenue from supplies, test kits, services and operating-type lease payments.

Beckman's acquisition of Coulter Corporation in October 1997 created an organization with one of the most comprehensive product portfolios to span the biomedical continuum, from life sciences to clinical diagnostics and cellular analysis.

In the clinical diagnostics and cellular analysis markets, Beckman Coulter customers are hospital laboratories, commercial laboratories, physician offices and group practices. These customer groups are supported with clinical chemistry systems, blood cell analysis systems, immunochemistry systems, centrifuges, rapid test kits, reagents and quality control chemistries.

In the bioresearch market, Beckman Coulter life science customers include biotechnology firms, pharmaceutical companies, research institutions and universities. The efficiency and productivity of these researchers is greatly enhanced by Beckman Coulter centrifuges and rotors, capillary electrophoresis systems, protein purification systems, DNA synthesizers and sequencers, biorobotics workstations, flow cytometry systems, high-performance liquid chromatographs, scintillation systems, spectrophotometers, laboratory automation systems and software, and more.

Ed-USA Singapore

Ed-USA is a specialized laboratory equipment supply house. We focus on the needs of educators and their students in physics, chemistry, biology, earth science, and physical science.

 Ed-USA was started in 1995 for one express reason – to provide the international science teacher with a select choice of the best equipment from the best manufacturers, coupled with the best service in the industry. Although we are constantly looking for and adding now products to our offering, our mission has not changed since those first days.

Our focus is on the products that can offer the best quality and support for the teaching lab. The needs of the educator are unique we have tested and found those Innovations for Teaching Science to best meet those needs.

We have met with and made friends with science teachers in all the corners of the world – you can find Ed-USA customers in 109 countries on all 6 continents (we haven’t found ANY school on Antartica!).   Ed-USA Singapore is under Labquip (S) Pte Ltd. Labquip is an established laboratory supply house founded in 1983. Please visit for more information

Esco Micro Pte Ltd  

Esco is recognized as a global player in containment, clean air and laboratory equipment technology. We are highly oriented towards the international marketplace, with distribution in more than 70 countries – and a direct presence in 10 of the key global markets. Esco embodies innovation, forward-thinking design, coupled with a tradition of quality since 1978.

We invest a substantial percentage of annual revenues in Research and Development, which exemplifies our commitment towards improving our products. Esco's product range is continuously expanding and is among the widest in the market. Esco R&D works closely with our Global Sales and Marketing teams to deeply understand customer requirements from around the world. All Esco products go through a rigorous certification process and meet numerous international standards. Many Esco products have been independently tested by leading authorities in the US, Europe and Japan.

Esco's production throughput ranks among the leading world players in our industry. The Esco Production System encompasses complete vertical-integration at almost every step of the production process. Our facilities operate under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified quality and environmental management systems. Esco quality has been validated and recognized by many world-renowned institutions and organizations in more than 75 countries around the world.

Esco has operations in the US, Singapore, Europe, China, Japan, India, Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia. We employ more than 400 associates in 10 countries around the world. Esco's global marketing program is managed out of the US by Offenberger & White, Inc.

JohnWiley and Sons

Wiley is a leading publisher for the scientific, technical, and medical (STM) communities worldwide. Our STM programs encompass journals, encyclopedias, and electronic products in subjects such as the life and medical sciences, chemistry, statistics and mathematics, electrical and electronics engineering, and select medical areas with an emphasis on cancer medicine. Through Wiley InterScience, we provide academic and corporate customers with online access to a broad range of STM content through licensing agreements.

Our professional/trade offerings include books and subscription products, both print and electronic. We serve professionals and business people in specialized markets, a strategy that permits greater product franchising and market penetration. Subject areas include business, accounting, nonprofit institution management, computers, psychology, architecture, engineering, hospitality and culinary arts, and general interest.

We publish textbooks and other educational materials in print and online for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Our programs are targeted to the sciences, engineering, mathematics, and accounting, with growing positions in business, education, and modern languages. In Australia, we are a leading publisher for the secondary school market.

Marshall Cavendish International ( Singapore) Pte Ltd  

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Metrohm Singapore Pte Ltd

Metrohm – A Private Foundation…

Metrohm, founded since 1943, is the name for quality instruments and services for chemical ion analysis all over the world. Headquartered in Switzerland, we provide top-class service and instrumentation for all fields of chemical ion analysis.

In the Early 1980s, the owners donated the Metrohm company without compensation, to the Metrohm Foundation, whose purpose is to keep the company independent, to provide meaningful employment to the local people, and to support the causes of public interest in our home canton.

In Metrohm Singapore, our expertise include:

  • Titration [potentiometric & Karl Fischer]
  • Trace Analysis with Voltammetry & Polarography
  • Ion Chromatography
  • Automation & Liquid Handling
  • Electrodes and Meters for pH & Ions analysis
  • Stability Measuring Instruments for Biodiesel, Natural Oils & Fats.
  • Electrochemical Measurements with Potentiostat / Galvanostat, Impedance Spectroscopy [EIS] and Surface Plasmon Resonance [E-SPR]
  • Online Instrumentation
  • Sample Preparation & Homogenizer

Our brands include: Autolab, Applikon, Behr , Kinematica and Metrohm.

Multi-Universal Instrument Pte Ltd

With more than a 1,000,000 products that range from scientific
equipment, general and consumable supplies, and chemicals, you will find
Multi Universal Instrument to be an ideal partner in providing solutions
for your laboratory. We are the only master distributor for VWR
International in South East Asia, which means, you get the best price
and quickest delivery. We are also a distributor for Sargent Welch and
Wards Scientific, both the leading providers of the highest quality
science supplies for education. Science educators will find a wide array
of quality products for teaching science for all disciplines and levels.
Get models, science kits, software and laboratory instruments for
physics, biology, chemistry, earth science, space science and
environmental science. We are also the exclusive distributor for Nikon
microscopes, balances from Denver Instrument and scientific tools from
Jencons and Barnstead&Thermolyne. Log on to to find out
we can serve you better.

Otte International Pte Ltd

Otte International Pte Ltd is the Sole Certified Distributor and Certified Training Provider for Mathematica and all Wolfram Research, Inc. products in Singapore. 

Otte International Pte Ltd forms part of the Otte group of companies which specializes in the most advanced and innovative IT solutions for professionals.  In Singapore, we are the authorized distributor of world class technical computing and engineering software systems.

Together with our global partners and panel of external consultants, Otte conducts regular software training courses and seminars on all the products we carry, including Mathematica and all our engineering analysis and design softwares.  All seminars are conducted by experienced instructors with the extensive industry background.  This includes professional engineers, university professors, and other experts in their respective field. 

Our customers include local universities, polytechnics, the government and commercial research laboratories as well as the financial institutions.  Visit our website to find out more about our complete line of software products, technical support services and training courses.

Olympus Singapore Pte Ltd  

Olympus Microscope: New avenues of research are opening in biological and medical fields. As research demands become more specialized and diversified, biological microscopes must offer the capabilities to meet these needs. Olympus microscopes and their accessories are developed to meet the ever-changing needs of research applications. Our accomplishments in microscope development date back more than three-quarters of a century. Olympus has accumulated a broad range of advanced optical and precision technologies and we are renowned for our innovative approach to microscopy. An outstanding example of Olympus ingenuity is the superior UIS2 infinity-corrected optical system employed on the BX2 and IX2 microscopes. Olympus has also won acclaim for its system versatility and broad range of advanced accessories. Our microscopes are evolving with enhanced performance and operational ease. Olympus continues to answer research demands in the biological and medical field of today and pave the way for future advances with increasing sophisticated research equipment.  

Pearson Education South Asia

Like many of you out there in the academic field, Pearson Longman believes in a few important things. More importantly, Pearson Longman holds common beliefs that drive us to make your service out there a better experience.

And we are equipped to go that distance with you to create the science lessons that work.

Pearson Education is the largest educational publisher in the world- an international company based in 64 countries. It’s not just about the size. We have also brought together some great publishers in their own right all under one roof, to achieve one common goal- to support our teachers at every level.

Longman for one has a lifetime of value and experience in teaching attached to the name. You will be enthralled by the wealth of resources offered by our team of imprints- Pearson Longman, Prentice Hall, Scott Foresman, Addison Wesley and Benjamin Cummings, Penguin Readers, and many more.

We all agree that Science education should be inquiry based and that is why we have been quick to make changes and adopt that as a guideline, a standard we adhere to throughout our production process, from conceptualisation to execution.

As facilitators of the learning process, the professional development of teachers is of utmost importance too in order that they be quick to adapt to new pedagogical approaches and content. We provide materials that cater to these specific areas of needs, assisting in the training and development of our science teachers.

Enjoy the conference and we look forward to meeting you at our booth.

Sense Publishers-Asia Pacific

Sense Publishers is a new international academic publishing house with offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Taipei, Taiwan. They publish books in the field of educational research.

Sense has a new view on academic publishing:

  • prices are low so that apart from libraries and individual scholars, students will be able to purchase the books
  • production time of our books is normally less than six weeks
  • the copyright policy is flexible
  • publications are available at a special rate in developing countries

The company is condident to accomplish its mission by using innovative production technology and web-based marketing, by minimizing overhead and by not aiming for excessive profits.

Sense Publishers is managed by Peter de Liefde and Michel Lokhorst. Both of them left Kluwer/Springer shortly after the merger.

More information can be found on  

Sigma-Aldrich Pte Ltd

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High Technology company. Our biochemical and organic chemical products and kits are used in scientific and genomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of manufacturing. We have customers in life science companies, university and and government institutions, hospitals and in industry. Over one million scientists and technologists use our products. Sigma-Aldrich operates in 35 countries and has 7,200 employees providing excellent service worldwide. We are committed to accelerating Customers’ success through leadership in Life Science, High Technology and Service. For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit our award-winning web site at


Springer is the world's second-largest specialist publishing group in STM (Science, Technology, Medicine), publishing 1,450 journals and more than 5,000 new book titles every year. Springer has an outstanding reputation in the field of Education, publishing more than 30 journals as well as over 100 books (monographs, edited volumes and reference works) every year.

Springer's aim is to publish books and journals that researchers and professionals want and need for their work and to make these publications available to the global academic community.

Our books and journals are available in both print and online versions through our website. For a complete list of our publications in Education, please visit us online at

We also want to let you know about our free electronic notifications; Springer Alerts. It’s the fastest way to keep up to date on our new books, journal issues, reference works, special offers, what conferences we’ll attend and much more.

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Finally, if you have an idea for a publication in your field – a book, a journal or a reference work – we invite you to speak with us. We’re always happy to discuss your thoughts and work together to bring your research to the academic world.  

Singapore Science Centre

The Singapore Science Centre is a non-formal educational institution dedicated to the promotion of science and technology among students and members of the public. As a leading Science Centre in the region, the Singapore Science Centre has twelve exhibition galleries with more than 1,000 exhibits, and another 18,000 sq metres of outdoor space showcasing science exhibits in the theme of Waterworks, Ecogarden and the Kinetic Garden.

Apart from permanent exhibitions, the Centre also hosts many mega travelling exhibitions throughout the year. Some of the exhibitions that were featured were "The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy - The Exhibition", "The Art of Star Wars" Exhibition, and the recent "Dinosaurs! A T. rex named Sue and Friends" Exhibition.

The Science Centre also develops a variety of enrichment programmes that are designed around the schools' curricula and are offered to school groups for booking. These include hands-on laboratory courses, robotics workshops, lecture demonstrations, IMAX movie lessons and many others to engage students' interest in subjects such as science, mathematics and technology. The Centre is widely recognised as a valuable resource for science education and sees around 170,000 students go through its programmes annually.

The Centre also houses the Omni-Theatre that accommodates up to 276 seats. This is Singapore's only dome-shaped, 5-storey high theatre that provides audiences with an immersive, premium cinematic experience, which is both exciting and educational. Apart from IMAX movies, the theatre also screens IMAX DMR movies regularly.

The Science Centre receives more than 780,000 visitors annually, and was nominated as a finalist for the Best Leisure Attraction Experience in the 20th Tourism Awards Singapore 2005. For more information, please visit

Shimadzu ( Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd

Shimadzu is a prominent, preferred brand for analytical instruments in Singapore and the world. We provide a wide spectrum of analytical instruments as listed below. More importantly, we provide excellent customer-focused support to help our customer maximize their investments. These include well-equipped training facilities and training programs, a wide range of application data, a large team of experienced application chemists and factory-trained engineers. Contact us today!!

For your analytical instrument needs, our product range includes the following:

Analytical Instruments

Chromatographic Instruments

  • HPLC
  • LCMS
  • GC
  • GCMS

Spectroscopic Instruments

  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • FTIR
  • AAS
  • ICP
  • Spectrofluorophotometer

Thermal Analysers

  • DSC
  • DTG (TG / DTA)

Environmental Instruments

  • TOC Analysers
  • On-line TOC Analysers

Instruments for Life Sciences / Proteomics

  • Integrated Gel Processing System
  • Micro Fraction Collector

For more details about Shimadzu and our products, please visit our website, or call 67701120 to have a friendly sales representative to visit you.


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