Tembusu College congratulates Noor Azura Zuhairah on her win at the IAEA essay competition

December 14, 2016

Tembusu College sends our warmest congratulations to our alumnus, Noor Azura Zuhairah binte Abdul Aziz, on her wonderful achievement at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) essay competition on 'How to Improve Nuclear Security. She was one of three winners in the agency's first ever such event, which was sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the UK to the IAEA.

Her entry was entitled, 'The future of nuclear security in Southeast Asia: commitment and actions'.

To read Azura's essay please go to : https://www.iaea.org/sites/default/files/16/12/2016_essay_competition_winner_essays.pdf (pg 11-20)

                                                       Azura with Yukiya Amano, Director General of the IAEA

                                                       Azura delivering her address

To read more about the event, please go to : https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/how-to-improve-nuclear-security-worldwide-three-young-women-win-iaea-essay-contest 

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.