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What’s e-waste?

According to the National Environment Agency, E-waste is electrical and electronic equipment of any kind that has been discarded, and requires proper treatment to help prevent environmental degradation and avoid potential threats to human health. For the purpose of Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam, e-waste being collected and repurposed at the Science Centre Singapore include:

•  Electronic toys with moving parts (motors) and lights

•  Mobile phones (with vibration motors)

•  Electronic table clocks (motors, gearbox)

What is Fuel Your School?

Caltex’s signature Fuel Your School program is a community outreach program designed to inspire learning and provide educational support for local Singaporean students. In 2018, Caltex Singapore will contribute $3, up to $60,000, for every 150 LinkPoints redeemed for Caltex fuel at stations islandwide, between 4-30 Jun 2018. Funds will be channeled towards sparking interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects through a fun and accessible learning journey. This innovative program offers motorists a convenient way to support education in their community.

What will kids learn at Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam?

Held from October 10-13, each hands-on workshop offers students the
opportunity to learn computational skills such as programming, electronics and design in a fun and accessible manner, to spark an interest in STEM subjects. Students will tinker with basic electronics, learn coding with block script-based programing and learn to interface with hardware programs.  High performing students will also be invited for a two-week research experience program with the Science Centre Singapore in December 2017.

How will the Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam program be funded?

From 4-30 Jun, 2018, when motorists use LinkPoints to redeem Caltex fuel, Caltex will contribute $3, up to $60,000, directly to community partner Science Centre Singapore to fund a hands-on workshop to convert e-waste into robots for students from schools island wide. A separate open weekend session will be held for kids of all ages. Material support, such as hardware, will also be provided by the Info-communications Media Development Authority, Singapore.  

Who’s involved?

The educational program is designed by Science Centre Singapore, with support from industry mentors to guide and mentor students participating in the school session. Additional material support, such as hardware, will be sponsored by the Info-communications Media Development Authority, Singapore.  

What will kids learn at Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam?

Held from 10-13 July, each hands-on workshop offers students the opportunity to learn more about e-waste recycling and using STEM skills to create fit-for-purpose robots controlled by an app. Students will learn of challenges in advance, which will culminate a friendly school vs. school ultimate robot challenge. While industry mentors will facilitate learning, participants will drive their respective team’s learning journeys through a virtual learning portal being piloted by the Science Centre Singapore. Students who demonstrate an aptitude and interest for STEM will be invited for a Hackathon experience program with the Science Centre in November 2018. For more information on the challenges, visit the Science Centre Singapore .

How do schools participate?

Educators may register your school via email to schools@science.edu.sg . Participation is on a first come, first served basis. For more details visit www.science.edu.sg

How do I participate?

Members of the public are welcome to the Caltex Fuel Your School-Tech Jam open weekend on 14-15 July, 2018. Preferential access will be granted to participants who present a Plus! Card with an original Caltex fuel receipt. Program structure will be varied.

Where can I learn more about the program?

For more information about the Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam program, visit the Science Centre Singapore .

What else can I do?

Reduce e-waste! From 4 – 24 Jun 2018, Science Centre Singapore is on the hunt for material to help budding e-Waste Warriors innovate sustainably. Examples of e-waste that you can send directly to the Science Centre during the collection drive include:

•  Electronic toys with moving parts (motors) and lights

•  Mobile phones (with vibration motors)

•  Electronic table clocks (motors, gearbox)

•  Plush toys or similar, components of which can be used for aesthetic enhancement

Items that are not used during the Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam program will be responsibly disposed of by the Science Centre To learn more about e-waste recycling programs near you, visit the National Environment Agency.

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