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									IMAGINE A WORLD
WITHOUT ME
John Robinson Pierce (1910 - 2002)



                   INTRODUCTION
John Robinson Pierce
 Des Moines, Iowa, USA

    California Institute of Technology in 1933

        Ten honorary degrees




                             INTRODUCTION
John Robinson Pierce
 Yale University


    Columbia University

       Patented numerous inventions




                          INTRODUCTION
Communication Satellites




                      INTRODUCTION
His Journey
   Family played an important role

         Early interest in technical field




                                ABOUT PIERCE
His Journey
   Parental support spurred him on

         Built a glider at the age of 19




                               ABOUT PIERCE
His Life
    Author of technical science fiction and non-
    fiction books

           J. J. Coupling




                                ABOUT PIERCE
His Life
    Finance his own pursuit of 3rd university
    degree

           Self-reliance and proactive approach
           in pursuing his dreams




                                ABOUT PIERCE
His Life
    Earned respect of others




                               ABOUT PIERCE
Success In Life
    Differentiated approach

          Tenacity




                              ABOUT PIERCE
Differentiated Approach
   1958, Pierce led changed NASA’s original
   experiment

         Launch of Echo (12th August 1960)
         World’s first communications satellite




                              ABOUT PIERCE
Differentiated Approach
   Sputnik I (4th October 1957) satellite




                               ABOUT PIERCE
Perseverance
   1958, Mervin Kelly, Bell Lab’s President,
   rejected Pierce’s proposal of a
   communications




                               ABOUT PIERCE
Signifiance
    US Military- targeting of intercontinental
    ballistic missiles

          National security




                                ABOUT PIERCE
Significance
    Direct coast-to-coast television
    transmissions (television broadcast)


           Impact on everyone




                               ABOUT PIERCE
Presentation
  To convey information of Pierce

     Carried out, and found it ineffective

         Excluded from final proposal




                           INITIAL PROPOSAL
EchoEarth
  10m X 10m x 2.5m (250m3) structure

     Contains touch screen monitors




                        INITIAL PROPOSAL
Postcards
  Main source of advertising

     Cheap to produce and easy to distribute




                          INITIAL PROPOSAL
Amazing Race
  Competitive race around Singapore

     Engage audiences to have fun while learning




                         INITIAL PROPOSAL
Survey data
   Sample size of a 200

        Aged between 14 and 19




                                 SURVEY
Proposed Plan
          Which of the following events would you
                      attend to more?

                 2%
                               Documentary

                               Exhibition
                       16%
          30%
                               Postcards, flyers
                         17%
                               One-day course
                        13%
           14%                 Modelling Competition
                  8%
                               Amazing Race

                               Others




                                                       SURVEY
Proposed Plan
      Which of these would you be interested in finding out more?



                   13%
                            30%
                                              Communication Satellites

                                              Computer Music
                    57%
                                              Radar Tubes




                                                                         SURVEY
EchoEarth + GPS Amazing Race

  One week long event

      Exhibition – EchoEarth
      GPS Amazing Race




                                   FINAL
                               PROPOSAL
Integrated to
   Maximize benefits of EchoEarth

       Add value to Amazing Race

           Increase volume of people benefiting
           from this exhibition




                                        FINAL
                                    PROPOSAL
EchoEarth
  Dome-shaped

      Located at area outside Ngee Ann City

        Runs for a week in November
        (11am-9pm)



                                     FINAL
                                 PROPOSAL
EchoEarth
  Long opening hours

    Touch screen monitors

       Posters & information on interior walls




                                        FINAL
                                    PROPOSAL
EchoEarth
  Long opening hours

    Touch screen monitors

       Posters & information on interior walls




                                        FINAL
                                    PROPOSAL
EchoEarth
  Logos of sponsors on exterior


     Synopsis of EchoEarth beside the entrance




                                      FINAL
                                  PROPOSAL
Amazing Race
  One-day competitive using GPS system


    Fun and interactive

         Held on Saturday, 10am – 4pm



                                    FINAL
                                PROPOSAL
Amazing Race - Aim
  Participants would gain awareness of Pierce
  and the use of info-communication technology
  in local contexts.




                                      FINAL
                                  PROPOSAL
Amazing Race - Details
   5 groups of 5

       Transport: Bus, Train, Foot, Taxi

            Breach of rule: 30 minutes forfeit




                                         FINAL
                                     PROPOSAL
Amazing Race - Details
   Upon arrival, picture confirmation to be sent to
   organizers

       Upon verification, game coordinators
       send out tasks to be completed




                                          FINAL
                                      PROPOSAL
Amazing Race - Details
   Once a task is completed, game coordinators
   will then give the team the clue to the next
   location




                                        FINAL
                                    PROPOSAL
Checkpoints – Summary

       1.   National Library
       2.   Botanic Gardens
       3.   Sentosa
       4.   NUS
       5.   Echoearth exhibition




                                       FINAL
                                   PROPOSAL
Checkpoints – National Library
   Answer any 4 of the 9 questions sent to them




                                                  1



                                        FINAL
                                    PROPOSAL
Checkpoints – Botanic Gardens
Solve the anagram using alphabets from the tree’s
                     name




                                                2



                                        FINAL
                                    PROPOSAL
Checkpoints – Sentosa
Head to Palawan beach where they have to search
 for 3 pavilions with letters pasted under its roof




                                                 3



                                          FINAL
                                      PROPOSAL
Checkpoints – NUS
  Spot a structure that has a connection with
          communications satellites




                                                4



                                        FINAL
                                    PROPOSAL
Checkpoints – EchoEarth

  Each team member has to bring 2 members of
  public to view EchoEarth exhibition

       Complete a quiz

                                           5



                                    FINAL
                                PROPOSAL
Video




        PLAY
IDA
  Singapore’s foremost authority in the field of
  info-technology

      Gain both recognition and support

         EdVantage Programme




                                SPONSORSHIP
IDA
  Provide us with funding to build EchoEarth

      Our event as a module




                               SPONSORSHIP
Others
  Garmin and Eastgear which are GPS device
  retailers

      Nokia, which will provide the phones with
      GPS receivers




                              SPONSORSHIP
Others
  Singtel to provide the line for the mobile
  phones for SMS and MMS

      ZOcards for postcards




                                 SPONSORSHIP
Postcards
  Easy to make

     Contains information of our event

        Less expensive to produce




                           ADVERTISMENTS
Why is our project good?
  Able to reach out to a larger audience

     Interactive learning

        Platform to introduce iN2015




                                  STRENGTHS
Why is our project good?
  No need for wet weather plan

     Innovation




                                 STRENGTHS
What’s our constraints?
   Funding for planned event

      Small pool of local specialist in
      communications satellites

            Constraints of working with IDA




                                     LIMITATIONS
What’s our constraints?
   Inability to engage participants


      Limitations of GPS amazing race




                                      LIMITATIONS
Overcoming our constraints
  Seek sponsorship to deal with financial
  constraints

     Use attractive prizes as incentives to
     increase active participation




                        RECOMMENDATIONS
Overcoming our constraints
  Collaboration with science and tech councils to
  increase participation of youth in schools

       Backing of an established governmental
       body such as the IDA




                        RECOMMENDATIONS
Overcoming our constraints

   Online forum for infocomm enthusiasts

        Moderated by science and tech councils
        from various educational institutions




                       RECOMMENDATIONS
Survey Limitations

   Small sample size 200

       Only 40% of the surveyed responded

           Accuracy not confirmed as survey was
           unsupervised




                                     SURVEY
Learning in 2015
    TODAY                  2015

    Reliance on
  Primary reliance          “Real Life”
                        Global learning
                        Collaborative and
 Teacher-centric
 Classroom-based
   local learning
 Didaticlearning
      on printed        Learner-centric
                       Beyond classroom
                        expertise learning
                            contextual
                      investigativeand
  resources and
      textbooks              learning
                          resources
     expertise




                     FURTHER AVENUES
Applications

   Telephony
      Satellite Television and radio

           Mobile satellite technologies




                         FURTHER AVENUES
Applications

   Amateur radio

       Satellite broadband




                        FURTHER AVENUES
Others

   Modern computer and web technology

      Such as MIDI and MP3

           Empower enthusiasts and composers




                       FURTHER AVENUES
The aims we had initially set out with were key
to a fulfilling project

    This experience has been a wholesome
    time of testing, hypothesizing, research
    and often, honing the skills that have been
    inspired from our Groundbreaker.




                               CONCLUSION
Through this, we have gained a deeper sense
of belonging to our community and how as
students, we are able to serve the needs of
our community with the help of organizations
such as IDA MOE NOKIA etc.




                             CONCLUSION
John Robinson Pierce in his time, was totally
unknown to the world of info comm. As we
know it today.

    Therefore we want us to gain awareness of
    the necessity of dreams beyond what we
    can see in the physical sense today




                               CONCLUSION
We want us to be inspired to create a world
where our ideas of improving lives and
technologies are forever growing and put into
actions

    Into plan and into realization




                               CONCLUSION
This would be the start of new technologies
that provide us with new forms of innovation

    Hence it is evident that our project serves
    both the needs of our community and
    project goal




                               CONCLUSION

								
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