Tembusu Alumnus secures prestigous internship at the International Atomic Energy Agency (of the United Nations)

January 20, 2013

Tembusu College would like to congratulate Ms. Noor Azura Zuhairah Bte Abdul Aziz on securing a prestigous internship with the International Atomic Energy Agency (of the United Nations) in Vienna, Austria.

Her one-year internship in the Division of Human Health started in January 2013 and includes a Fukushima-related project on radiation medicine education and research using Science, Technology, and Society (STS) as a framework. She also assists the Director of Human Health in writing academic papers, coordinating technical meetings and conducting literature reviews.

Azura was a senior student at Tembusu College in 2011-2012. She has an honours degree in Chemistry and is interested in medicine, research, literature and diplomacy. She speaks English, Malay and German.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.