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Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day (KRAFD) is NUS' annual homecoming for alumni to stay connected to the entire NUS community. In view of the current restrictions to large physical gatherings, this event will be conducted online.

Join us on 14 August and participate from the comfort of your home. Please click on the headings below to view the programme details:

Time Topic Speaker(s)
10.00am - 11.00am Colourful Chemistry
Have you ever wondered why chemistry is all around us and how colourful it is? Chemistry is very colourful, colouring our world. In this talk, Dr Foo will break down some chemistry concepts in daily life experiments and show us how colourful chemistry is.
Dr Foo Maw Lin (Science ’99)
Lecturer, NUS Department of Chemistry
11.00am - 12.00pm Surprising Numbers
How might we continue the sequence: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, __, __ , beyond the obvious way?
We will explore this question through building a basic understanding of prime numbers. Along the way, we will peek at how mathematicians think about numbers and have some fun in the process. No knowledge about prime numbers is needed.
A/Prof Yap Von Bing (Science ’96)
Associate Professor, Department of Statistics and Data Science
Assistant Dean (Education & Outreach), NUS Faculty of Science
2.00pm - 3.00pm Science EDUtainment by Just Keep Thinking
Join us as Ms Kong Man Jing (Science ’17) shares how Just Keep Thinking managed to combine Science and the power of Social media to make education and learning more fun and entertaining while changing hearts and minds.
Ms Kong Man Jing (Science '17)
Co-founder, Just Keep Thinking
3.00pm - 4.00pm The Last Lecture - Finding Meaning and Purpose through Hope
We often take for granted that the job or career we pursue will give us meaning and purpose. This often may not be true for many as people struggle to make a living yet not entirely fulfilling their career dreams and aspirations, giving rise to disillusionment, stress, and even depression at work. Mr Wu Tuck Seng narrates his career, how meaning and purpose has sustained and kept him going through hope even as he takes the next direction in his life to retire gracefully.
Mr Wu Tuck Seng
Advisor to NUH Department of Pharmacy
4.00pm - 5.00pm Forensic Science - CSI
Have you ever wondered what happens after a crime has occurred? Join a one-hour adventure to understand what crime scene investigators do and stand to win customised forensic science prizes when you answer mini questions!
A/Prof Stella Tan (Science '98)
Associate Provost (Student Conduct) and Assistant Dean (Undergraduate Studies & Student Life), Faculty of Science

Time Topic Speaker(s)
10.00am - 11.30am BIZAlum Innovation in Business Forum: Game changers with Creative and Innovative ideas 1.  Mr Manjesh Basavarajaiah (EMBA ’23)
     Associate Director of Finance, Goodera
2.  Mr Tong Ping Heng (EMBA ’08)
     Managing Director, SmartRX
3.  Mr JC Sekar (EMBA ’09)
     CEO and Co-founder, AcuiZen
4.  Mr Abhay Swarup Mittal (EMBA ’09)
     Chief Product Officer, EOfactory
5.  Mr Derrick Loi (EMBA ’12)
     General Manager, Ant Group
6.  Mr Luigi La Tona (EMBA ’21)
     CEO, StorHub Self Storage
11.30am - 12.30pm From Finance to Game Publisher: How I Did a Mid-career Switch and Became a Leading Serious Game Consultant in the Region
You have an idea for a side business venture, with little to no knowledge on how to create a product, manufacture and distribute it around the world. What should you do?
Join Xeo on his journey as he shares how he transited from a financial career to the creative field of tabletop games publishing, becoming one of the leading serious game consultants and publishers in the region. Learn about his growing pains, how he stumbled through the world of creative design, complex manufacturing and logistics in China, and finally set up a product distribution network outside of Singapore.
If you are looking to explore a career or business outside your comfort zone, this is a session that you should not miss!
Mr Xeo Lye (Business ’03)
CEO, Capital Gains Studio Pte Ltd
4.00pm - 5.00pm Transforming Food Waste into Bio-Gold
Every day, tons of food waste gets thrown out and ends up in our landfill, contributing to climate change. But one bug is putting a stop to that!
Singapore’s first insect farm is breeding a special little hero that does a mighty job of recycling Singapore’s food waste, and transforming it into valuable biomaterials for the economy.
Join Ms Chua Kai-Ning, co-founder of Insectta, in this interactive session and get to know the amazing black soldier fly, while she busts big food waste myths. You will also get an inside look into the daily life of an insect entrepreneur and learn about the future of urban agriculture.
Ms Chua Kai-Ning (Arts & Social Sciences ’18)
Co-founder & Chief Marketing Director, Insectta
Time Topic Speaker(s)
10.00am - 11.00am Nurturing a Love of Learning at Home
Fynn believes that nurturing a love of learning begins at home, and parents are their children’s first and best teachers. By taking an interest in their children's learning, parents can make a big difference to the learning process. In this workshop, Fynn will share 5 easy ways to spark your children’s love of learning and curiosity, and how to create simple fun learning activities with objects you can find at home!
Ms Fynn Sor (Engineering '06)
Founder, Happy Tot Shelf
11.00am - 12.00pm Let's Get Started to Grow Your Own Food
Food security came to the forefront during the Covid-19 pandemic when borders were closed and movement of food between nations became disrupted. This prompted many individuals to become aware of the value of food and started them on the journey to cherish and grow their own food. Our speaker will share the basics needed to start growing food in the comfort of our homes, as well as the general requirements and types of edible plants that are easy to start with and suited for growing in high-rise apartments.
Dr Wilson Wong (Science ’04)
Adj Asst Professor, NUS Faculty of Science
Dy Director of Operations at Jurong Lake Gardens, NParks
4.30pm - 5.30pm How to Work Safely from Home
More of us are working from home, which means we need to make our home offices safe and healthy for work. In this session, Mr Edwin Yap will share tips on how to recognise hazards at home and make inexpensive adjustments to your workspace to stay productive and injury-free.
Mr Edwin Yap (Engineering ’97)
Honorary Treasurer, NUS Alumni Safety Health and Environmental Society
Vice President, Chubb Global Risk Advisors Pte Ltd
Time Topic Speaker(s)
11.00am - 12.00pm Sarcopenia - Ageing and Muscle Loss
Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of muscle mass, strength and function, typically associated with ageing. How do we recognise that we are losing muscle strength and muscle bulk? Is it preventable? What self-management measures can we take to combat Sarcopenia as we age?
Dr Chan Kay Fei (Medicine ’85)
Senior Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Farrer Park Hospital
2.30pm - 3.30pm #IamRemarkable
This session is open to alumnae only. To protect the privacy of participants, this session will not be recorded.
#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering women and under-represented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. Many women struggle when it comes to talking about their own accomplishments. Cultural and gender modesty norms as well as impostor syndrome can prevent them from acknowledging their remarkable attributes and expressing their achievements. During this 90-minute workshop to empower women, one will learn:
  1. How to improve your self-promotion motivation and skills;
  2. Challenge the social perception around self-promotion
Join this interactive session to equip yourself for healthy self-promotion in your personal and professional life.

Ms Valerie Chow (Arts & Social Sciences '97)
Chairperson, NUS Economics Alumni
Qualified #IamRemarkable Facilitator
Time Topic Speaker(s)
10.00am - 11.30am How Data is Reshaping the Way We Work
The emergence of data science and analytics capabilities has not just impacted the tech companies, but also changed traditional industries such as Chemical Engineering. Data has not only become more available and seen as an asset in companies but is also increasingly a catalyst for better decision-making. In this session, our speakers will share briefly how data science and analytics are being used in their careers.
1.  Ms Serena Huang (Engineering ’12)
     Lead market analyst, Vortexa
2.  Ms Caroline Goon (Engineering ’07)
     Financial Services
3.  Dr Gurpreet Singh (Engineering ’17)
     Senior Manager, Data Science Capabilities, GSK
2.00pm - 3.30pm Everyday Technologies
Technology is inevitable in our everyday lives. It improves work, makes the world better and brings us closer together on how we work, learn and play during this pandemic and the new normal going forward. As we usher in a new era of digital transformation, come and join us in this webinar to gain a fundamental understanding of 5G technology and integrating the most modern and exciting technology in our daily life!
1.  Mr T K Ng (Computing ’93)
     CEO, SFX Corporation Pte Ltd
2.  Mr Jim Lim
     Executive Education Fellow, Advanced Computing for Executives, NUS
     Former CEO, Good Doctor Technology
     Former CTO, Huawei International
3.  A/Prof Keith Carter
     Director, NUS Fintech Lab
     Co-Director, CRYSTAL Centre

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