Graduate students and staff from CNM gathered in a surprise celebration for Dr. Carol Soon on being conferred her PhD from NUS.
Carol was presented a number “2” jersey by CNM Head Dr. Millie Rivera that was specially created by the graduate students, in recognition of Carol being the second-ever PhD to have graduated from our young department. Dr. Ganga Sasidharan, CNM’s first PhD graduate, then passed on the symbolic flame from an Indian oil lamp.
Carol had good news to share with the department too. She received the 2012 Endeavour Research Fellowship Award from the Australian government. This is a competitive, merit-based scholarship programme offered globally, which will allow Carol to conduct her post-doctoral research with the Asia Research Centre (the Special Research Centre of the Australian Research Council) in Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.