Brief History

Formally known as Muslim Fellowship of Singapore (Persatuan Muslimin Singapura-PERMUSI) in 1983,the association was pioneered by a group of Muslim graduates and undergraduates of National University of Singapore and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

In 1994, PERMUSI / FELLOWSHIP was transformed into a full-pledged student organization called Fellowship of Muslim Students Association (FMSA).

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Brown Bag Speakers.

As we all (should) know, this Saturday will be FMSA's first ever Brown Bag session.
The two speakers that'll be with us for this saturday are Dr Rufaihah Abdul Jalil & Sis Shidrati Ali. Here's a little introduction about 'em :)

Shidrati Ali, a Mathematics Lecturer in Singapore Polytechnic, received her Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University under the Singapore-MIT Alliance graduate program in High Performance Computing for Engineered Systems in 2004.

She is currently serving as the Community Service Director of Rotary Club of Serangoon Gardens and was previously active in the Muslim Students Association in Boston, FMSA, and NUS Muslim Society. She had previously organized various community services such as painting of one-room flats for the elderly, beach clean-ups, blood donation drives, donation drives for Afghan refugees, Pakistan earthquake etc.

She is an avid swimmer and is currently taking her open water diving course. Besides her first love of reading, she also dabbles in writing stories, poems and religious articles. She also love to travel and photograph natural and cultural scenery.

Dr Rufaihah Abdul Jalil is a postdoctoral research fellow in Department of Surgery and Bioengineering in National University of Singapore. She recently graduated with Doctor of Philosophy (Biomedical Science) from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in July, 2007. She hopes to be a part of the world research community that aims to develop novel cardiovascular technologies that use molecules and cells instead of mechanical devices to treat and cure various heart ailments. She has recently been awarded with the NUS Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship and has been offered a position in Stanford School of Medicine in USA.

Rufaihah has presented her research work in various local and international meetings in Barcelona, San Francisco, Boston, Japan and Thailand. Some of her collaborative work with other students have been published in international journals such as Biomaterials, Journal of Gene Medicine, Growth Factors and Life Sciences. She is also a member of the International Society of Stem Cell Research. She has previously received various bursary awards for her studies from both Mendaki and Muslimin Trust Fund Association. She was also awarded with a research travel grant from MUIS.

Rufaihah is also an active volunteer of Mendaki, is the assistant secretary of the Mosque Management Board of Kassim Mosque. She mainly travels and does outdoor activities during her leisure time.

WOW. Are they awesome or are they awesome?!

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