I am Samuel Leong Chee Weng: a Christian, programmer, tinkerer, poet and much more! Currently, I am a Singaporean fulfilling my 2 years of National Service in the SAF. Find out more about my interests and achievements here.
Undergraduate Studies: Carnegie Mellon University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Matriculating in 2019
Junior College (IP programme): Hwa Chong Instituition, Singapore
Secondary School (IP programme): Hwa Chong Instituition, Singapore
Primary School: Anglo-Chinese School (Junior), Singapore
Interests and Creations
I love to create, innovate and build; whether games, websites, robots, poems or drawings, I take pride in my creations.
Some of these creations are featured in this website, which, incidentally, is a creation in and of itself!
My years in Hwa Chong Institution for secondary school and JC have been extremely fruitful. In these formative years, I have forged valuable friendships and, through unique and unforgettable experiences, discovered my interests, strengths and weaknesses.
Proud as I am of the achievements listed below, in my opinion, they are only glimpses of my abilities; there is much more to who I am, as shaped by my experiences, mindset and values.
|2016||Singapore GCE A-Level||
4 H2 Distinctions (A)
3 H1 Distinctions (A)
1 H3 Merit
|2016||Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)||119/120|
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
- SAT I General
- SAT II Math L2
- SAT II Physics
|2016||Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)||Finalist|
|2016||Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF)||
|2015||DSTA JC Scholarship||Awardee|
|2014||HCI Outstanding Student Award||Awardee|
|2014||S'pore Junior Physics Olympiad||Bronze|
|2014||Singapore Physics Engineering Challenge||
|2014||National Olympiad for Informatics (NOI)||Bronze|
|2014||Australian National Chemistry Quiz||Distinction|
|2013||S'pore Junior Physics Olympiad||Bronze|
|2013||Australian National Chemistry Quiz||High Distinction|
|2014||A*STAR Science Award||Awardee|
|2012||HCI Level Top Student (InfoComm)||Awardee|
|2012||Creative Heuristic Application Of Science (CHAOS)||Participation|
|2011||UNSW (English)||High Distinction|
Over the years, I have been actively involved in several science and engineering projects, as well as other school-based projects.
Below are some of them:
|2015||Research@YDSP (Light Direction Finder) Showcase||Single person project||
Research Paper Completed
Gold at SSEF
Selected to represent SG at Intel ISEF 2016
|2014||Research@YDSP (I-Focus) Showcase||Leader||Research Paper Completed|
|2014||HCI Projects Competition (I-Focus) Showcase||Leader||High Distinction|
|2013||HCI Projects Competition (PrioriTask) Showcase||Leader||High Distinction|
|2012||HCI Projects Competition (Train your Brain) Showcase||Leader||Distinction|
|2011||HCI Projects Competition (Algae Biofuel) Showcase||Leader||High Distinction|
There's always room in any busy schedule to give back to the community. Even though it may not be much, I still aspire to make a difference.
"Making a difference", as people term it, cannot be measured by the number of hours volunteered at Red Cross or an unknown elderly care-center. Honestly, I saw myself making the most impact in the lives of friends and strangers. Their stories of questioning, struggle and transformation - while not as quantifiable as "the number of volunteer hours spent at XXX" - are what I choose most to place myself in, and I am glad to be part of them.
This table, therefore, merely tracks the quantifiable hours that I spent volunteering at various places such as elderly homes and the Singapore Science Center. It is by no means an indication of how much positive change I, or any others, have made in the lives of the beneficiaries.
For that, you have to hear their stories. But mostly, their warm smile more than suffices...
|2016||Athena Faculty CIP 2016 - Silver Homes||2|
|2015||National Day Celebrations with elderly from TPY Care Corner SAC||2|
|2015||Chestnut Drive Sec Sch Science Peer Tutoring Programme||4|
|2015||Athena Faculty CIP 2015 - Silver Homes||2.5|
|2015||Project SPEAK 2015||5.5|
|2014||Helper @ Hwa Chong Open House||6|
|2014||Helper @ Science Center Singapore||8|
|2013||Helper @ World Water Day Walkathon||3|
|2013||Helper @ Science Centre Singapore||26|
|2012||Helper @ Wesley Seniors Activity Centre on 4 August 2012||5.5|
|2012||Founder's Day CIP @ Beyond Services on 21 March 2012||4|
|2012||Helper @ Science Centre Singapore||6|
|2011||Helper @ Science Centre Singapore||43|
|2011||Visit the Elderly from Toa Payoh Care Corner on 24 Jun 2011||5|
I spent 6 years of my HCI life in the InfoComm Club (or Computer Club), helming it for 2 years.
Joining it was an unprecendented decision, and one that I would gladly make again. It is here that I have found my passion for programming, as well as friends who share this enthusiasm.
Below are some of the achievements attained as part of my CCA journey, many of which done with such friends.
|2015||Splash Awards 2015||Semi-Finalist|
|2015||NYAA Canada-Singapore Website Design Competition Showcase||3rd Prize|
|2014||Edusave EAGLES Award||Recipient|
|2014||Splash Awards 2015||Grand Finalist (Top 5)|
|2014||SGCC (Singapore Games Creation Competition) Showcase||Consolation Award (4th)|
|2014||National Olympiad for Informatics (NOI)||Bronze|
|2013||SGCC (Singapore Games Creation Competition) Showcase||Commendation Award|
|2012||InSYNC (Infocomm Singapore Youth Networking Conference)||Participant|
|2012||SGCC (Singapore Games Creation Competition)||Top 20|
Courses, Publications, Presentations
Below are some of the courses, publications and presentations that I have attended, created and presented over the years.
|2015||Research@YDSP Project (Light Direction Finder)||
Project won SSEF Gold
Selected to represent SG at ISEF Finals Showcase
|2015||YDSP World of Science (Signal Processing)||Participant|
|2015||YDSP Congress Presentation (I-Focus)||Presented before GOH|
|2014||Research@YDSP Project (I-Focus)||Selected to present before GOH Showcase|
|2014||YDSP Congress Presentation (Zero Gravity Camp)||Presented before GOH|
|2014||YDSP World of Science (Artificial Intelligence)||Participant|
|2014||YDSP World of Science (Computer Security)||Participant|
|2014||EDB-GSK Hwa Chong Economics Challenge||Participation|
|2013||NOI December Training Course @ NUS School of Computing (SoC)||Participation|
|2013||YDSP Science and Technology Camp (Zero Gravity 2013)||Champions|
|2013||YDSP Science and Technology Camp (Dex Bots 2013)||2nd Runner Up|
|2013||A*STAR Research Exposure Program||Participant|
|2013||HCI Engineering Week (Mobile Range Finder Workshop)||Participant|
|2013||Scinemation (Stop Motion Competition)||Participation|
|2013||SSEF (Singapore Science and Engineering Fair) Exhibition (14 Mar)||Audience|
|2013||IOI Training Course @ NUS School of Computing (SoC)||Participation|
|2012||YDSP Science and Technology Camp (Naval Bots 2012)||Certificate of Participation|
|2012||Outward Bound Singapore (OBS)||Certificate of Completion|
|2012||Community Emergency Preparedness Programme||Participation|
|2012||InfoComm S'pore Youth Network Conference (inSYNC)||Participation/Presented to iDA|
|2012||Stanford CS101 Online Computing Course||Certificate of Accomplishment|
|2011||iLeader June Camp||Participant|
Below are some of the leadership roles I played across my years in HCI. Each one was a unique experience teaching me traits of responsibility, teamwork and resillience.
|2016||CCA InfoComm Robotics Society ExCo - Chairman|
|2015||Research@YDSP Project - Leader|
|2015||Class Management Committee - Assistant CT Rep|
|2014||Research@YDSP Project - Leader|
|2014||CCA EC3 ExCo - Chairman|
|2014||HCI Projects Competition - Leader|
|2014||Class Management Committee - Class Chairman|
|2013||Class Management Committee - Class Chairman|
|2013||HCI Projects Competition - Leader|
|2012||HCI Projects Competition - Leader|
|2011||HCI Projects Competition - Leader|
|2011||Class Management Committee - Facilities Secretary|