Mei Lin NEO

Marine Ecologist | Science Communicator | TED Fellow | WEF Young Scientist


Teaching Experience

Teaching Statement

I believe in letting my students figure how things work on their own by making mistakes and taking risks. It is important that they let their curiosity drive and direct their learning and experience – just like how I did when I was a student under tutelage. 🙂 I also believe in giving my students the space to share with me their thinking process on how they solve problems and develop solutions. Finally, I believe in sharing my own journey and stories will help to inspire my students to pursue their own dreams and aspirations.

Guest Lectures

  • LSM4261 Marine Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. “Population connectivity of giant clams”. Organised by Dr Huang Danwei (NUS). Feb 7, 2018.
  • MW5203 Frontiers topics in Science Communication, Faculty of Science, National University of Singapore. “Tales from a Clam-Lover”. Organised by Dr Lieu Zi Zhao (NUS). Feb 5, 2018.
  • LSM4262 Tropical Conservation Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore. “Conservation research of giant clams (Bivalvia: Cardiidae: Tridacninae)”. Organised by Dr Mary Rose Posa and Dr Chong Kwek Yan (NUS). Feb 2, 2018.
  • “Towards A More Sustainable World”, United Nations Association of Singapore Model United Nations Preparatory Conference (UNASMUN). “The question of the protection of Marine Biodiversity”. Organised by United Nations Association of Singapore (UNAS). Dec 20, 2017.

Teaching Assistant

National University of Singapore

Awarded three times in 2011, 2012, 2013 for the Part-time Teaching Assistant Award, Faculty Awards, National University of Singapore.

  • GEM1536 Darwin and Evolution
  • SSS1207 Natural Heritage of Singapore
  • LSM1103 Biodiversity
  • LSM1301 General Biology
  • LSM1303 Animal Behaviour
  • LSM2251 Ecology and Environment
  • LSM3254 Ecology of Aquatic Environments
  • LSM3261 Life Form & Function
  • LSM4263 Field Studies in Biodiversity
  • LSM4266 Topics in Aquatic Biodiversity


Research Students Mentored

  • Ang Chiam Foong Ambert (National University of Singapore)
  • Zhao Wanting (University of Oxford)
  • Tong Jia Wen Samantha (National University of Singapore)
  • Tan Shi Lin Sherene (National University of Singapore)
  • Gayathiri D/O Sivananthan (National University of Singapore)
  • Sim Zong Han Darren (National University of Singapore)
  • Cheah Yu Min Dayna (NUS High School of Math & Science)
  • Ling Wei Tong Daphne (National University of Singapore)
  • Lim Li Min (National University of Singapore)
  • Viandra Goenadie (National University of Singapore)
  • Kong Man Jing (National University of Singapore)
  • Ow Yong Wei Long (National University of Singapore)
  • Mia Sara Choo (National University of Singapore)
  • Sherry-Lyn G. Sayco (University of Philippines Diliman)
  • Odette Enricuso (University of Philippines Diliman)
  • Lim Sher Qing Sherlyn (National University of Singapore)
  • Oh Ren Min (National University of Singapore)
  • Jeremiah N.C. Requilme (University of Philippines Diliman)

Student Interns Mentored

  • Yasmin Banu Abdullah (Republic Polytechnic)
  • Nurkhairunnisa Bte Said (Republic Polytechnic)
  • Lee Hsien Rong Samuel (Republic Polytechnic)
  • K Karthikeyan S/O Kalidoss (Republic Polytechnic)
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