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Student Achievements 2022

Here are some of the accolades garnered by our students and alumni:


Second Runner-Up at MSC Maritime Case Summit

Stephanie-Ann T. Loy (left) and Caroline Tiu (right) are both Freshmore students.

SUTD first-year students Stephanie-Ann T. Loy and Caroline Tiu, together with their team members from Singapore Management University, won the second runner-up place at the 3rd edition of the MSC Maritime Case Summit (MMCS). The awards ceremony held on 8 April 2022 was graced by Senior Minister of State for Transport Mr Chee Hong Tat.

The team was one of 12 finallist teams emerging from 43 participating teams. They took on the challenge statement provided by CMA CGM Group. They proposed the idea of applying a carbon nanotube coating on ship hulls in order to reduce corrosion, friction, and marine fouling, subsequently increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.

Stephanie-Ann and Carolyn shared, “We found out about this competition through an email sent by the SUTD Career Development Center. At first, we wanted to participate to gain experience since it was our first time joining a case competition, especially one related to the maritime industry which our team never explored. However, as we delved deeper into the issues the industry faced and developed our solution, we all became more interested in how to address these problems and were inspired to take the initiative to contribute to the net zero carbon movement.”

The MMCS is organised by the Maritime Singapore Connect (MSC) Office, in partnership with BHP, CMA CGM Group, Standard Chartered and Toll Group.



Multiple Wins at Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition 2022 


The awards ceremony of the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition (SAFMC) 2022 held on 16 April saw SUTD teams winning multiple awards including the Championship Award and Judge’s Commendation Award in Category E: SWARM, and multiple individual awards in Category C3: FPV Flight-Advance.

This year’s SAFMC celebrates DSO National Laboratories’ 50th Anniversary with the enhanced Category E: SWARM which is open to participation from the public. The challenge requires a swarm of at least 10 to 25 drones to traverse an obstacle course in the dark. SUTD teams won the Championship Award and the Judge’s Commendation Award.


Credit: MINDEF

List of SUTD teams and wins:

Category C3: FPV Flight - Advance

Individual Awards

  • Tan Jin Yuan (EPD, TL@SUTD), 6th place
  • Tham Jit (CSD sophomore), 7th place
  • Sean Yeo (EPD)

Category E: SWARM

Championship Award
Team name: TT Square

  • Kristabel Lim (EPD junior)
  • Lee Iy Meng (EPD sophomore)
  • Sim Wang Lin (CSD sophomore)
  • Tham Jit (CSD sophomore)
  • Ho Soon Yee (Freshmore)
  • Muhammad Danial Bin Kamalrudin (Freshmore)

Judge's Commendation Award
Team name: TooCrazyToFlie

  • Liu Jingmin (TL@SUTD)
  • Tan Jin Yuan (TL@SUTD)
  • Tan Kian Wee (TL@SUTD, EPD alumni Class of 2021)
  • Ralph Toon (TL@SUTD)
  • Ryan Lim (EPD PhD)
  • Sean Yeo (EPD)
  • Kevin Ma (EPD)
  • Chung Wah Kit (EPD junior)
  • Fong Yu Fan (EPD junior)
  • Low Jia Hwee (EPD junior)

The SAFMC is Singapore’s premier annual flying machine competition organised by DSO National Laboratories and Science Centre Singapore.



Silver Award at the Nippon Paint AYDA Awards


Master of Architecture alumni (Class of 2021) Lester Lim Hai Heng has won the Silver award in the Architecture category at the Nippon Paint AYDA Awards 2021.

Lester’s proposal is situated in the city of Detroit, Michigan. It reimagines the Packard Automotive Plant as a place for both production and living, transforming its identity from an abandoned industrial site to an inhabitable infrastructure for the city, whilst tackling some of the many issues which plague the city. It is also a playful take on the car-dependent suburban lifestyle that is dominant in many American neighbourhoods, re-imagining it as a neo-suburban development where the boundaries between cars and spaces are blurred, supported by communal living and sustainable energy sources.

The resulting form is a terracing “groundscraper” structure that seeks to take back the streets for the people in this industrial wasteland, along with attempting to establish a vertical suburban form instead of resorting to skyscrapers, which are often criticised at alienating people from street life and the city.


AYDA Awards (previously known as Asia Young Designer Awards) was first launched in 2008 as part of Nippon Paint’s vision to nurture the next generation of design talents, serving as a platform to inspire Architectural and Interior Design students to develop their skills through cross-learning and networking opportunities with key industry players and fellow peers in the region.



SUTD Teams Win at SUniG with First Team Sport Championship


Our women’s Tchoukball team won the first team sport championship for SUTD at the Singapore University Games (SUniG) 2022. On 13 March, the SUTD team comprising Melodie Chew, Sumi Boo, Adelle Chan, Yeo Sze Yin, Chong Shuting, Chew Liu Im and Vanessa Ann Lim emerged champions, defeating SIM, NTU and SIT along the way.

Taking a first runner-up title is the women’s Floorball team, who competed against NUS at the Floorball finals on 17 March.

Other SUTDent sports wins include for 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 1 Bronze at the Inter-Tertiary Judo Championship 2022​ and 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (team) at the NTU Institutional Archery Championship 2022.

This year, a total of 196 SUTDents represented SUTD in their respective sports competitions.