Dr Seah Kar Heng
✏️ Hi I am Dr Seah Kar Heng! I obtained my B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton, U.K., and subsequently, my Master's and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada, under a Commonwealth scholarship, with a bond to teach in NUS.
I am a retired ME professor who loves music. I played various instruments in the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra, and sometimes conducted the orchestra.
❓ What was the most memorable experience you had in NUS?
✏️ Some of my students tell me that I taught their parents before in the same LT7. I even taught two of my children in LT7. I have ex-students who are now my colleagues teaching in various departments in CDE. My early batches of students have retired and many of them still visit me on campus for nostalgia.
❓ Share one interesting thing that you have been working on recently!
✏️ After two decades of turning down USP’s invitation, I have finally gone to teach there (now NUS College) where most of my students are from Humanities and Arts. Instead of marking students’ answers to three decimal places, I now have to read long essays of several thousand words. No complaints, though. I enjoy teaching, no matter what subject. My Chinese name says it all 佘教兴
❓ What is one piece of advice you would like to offer to ME students?
✏️ Make full use of the chance to develop yourself as a person while studying in NUS. You will not get such an opportunity ever again.
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