The Dr Goh Lai Yoong (GLY) Endowment Fund was set up in conjunction with the successful launch of Dr Goh’s autobiography in 2010 entitled “Follow the Chemistry: Lure, Lore and Life”. The aim of the GLY Endowment Fund is to inspire and encourage more young female students in CBC to venture into science, research and the academia.
About Dr Goh Lai Yoong
Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, Dr Goh Lai Yoong was a Senior Teaching Fellow at Nanyang Technological University and a respected chemist. She obtained two doctorates from the University College of London.
About “Follow the Chemistry: Lure, Lore and Life” Autobiography
Respected chemist Dr Goh Lai Yoong has written an autobiography presenting a personal account of her life as an academic over a span of 60 years in the hope that it will inspire more young women to read chemistry and to pursue a career in chemistry. The 140-page book, Follow the Chemistry: Lure, Lore and Life, by the Senior Teaching Fellow from the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS) recounts Dr Goh’s childhood, her education in British Malaya, her doctoral studies at University College London (where she obtained two doctorates), and her rewarding career in various international centres of learning during which she successfully juggled teaching, research and raising a family. A Goh Lai Yoong Endowment Fund was also launched to raise funds for scholarships and bursaries for talented female students to read chemistry at NTU.