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Science By Sarawak Energy 2019 Continues To Power Young Minds
Sarawak Energy collaborates with The Learning Curve to encourage new ideas and inventions through science
KUCHING, 18 AUGUST 2019, SUNDAY: The 2019 edition of Sarawak Community Innovation Engineering Competition Exhibition or SCIENCE by Sarawak Energy brought together over 300 creative and scientific young minds to participate in various associated challenges and competitions.
Students with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) formed 80 teams to showcase engineering projects in line with “Smart Home and Future Living”, this year’s theme for the two-day SCIENCE event.
The teams, from one primary school and 35 secondary schools from Kuching, Betong, Mukah, Bintulu and Miri, had collaborated to design, programme and assemble their respective project submissions over the last six months since March.
Students were provided training and smart home kits. Some of the projects on display were engineered to light up rural communities namely indoor sunlight system, smart home system and renewable hybrid uninterrupted power supply.
At the closing ceremony today, Lu Yew Hung 卢友云 Sarawak Energy Group Chief Operating Officer who is also Covering Group Chief Executive Officer said, “In addition to providing the energy for Sarawak’s growth, Sarawak Energy also believe in fulfilling our social obligation with a special focus on education and learning.”
“SCIENCE recognises and celebrates innovation and creativity. We want to power young minds to encourage innovative thinking in STEM focusing on practical application, and helps develop their technological competencies,” said Lu.
SCIENCE was introduced last year as a collaborative effort of Sarawak Energy and The Learning Curve (TLC) and targets creative young minds keen in science and mechanics. It also aims to encourage interest and innovative thinking in STEM.
This year the winning teams for the Lower Secondary category are SMK St Teresa in first place for Green Box, Lodge International Kuching for Bluetooth Enabled Smarthome in second place and Tun Datu Tuanku Haji Bujang College, Miri in third for Intelligent Room. For the Upper Secondary category SMK DPHA Gapor clinched first place for Smart Home Assistant, Lodge International School Kuching in second place for Blackout Alert System and SMK St Mary Kuching in third for Clear Bin.
For the first time, tertiary level students from University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) and a private school, Mont Trinity School Damansara from Kuala Lumpur also participated in the exhibition. The team from UNIMAS exhibited their smart toilet invention while Mont Trinity team showcased smart home gadgets.
SCIENCE 2019 is held in conjunction with the National Science Week and it is supported by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Research (MESTR) Sarawak, Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) Malaysia, Sarawak Multimedia Authority and Education Department Sarawak.
Sarawak Energy Group Chief Operating Officer Lu Yew Hung (centre) with General Manager for Corporate Communication Peing Tajang and The Learning Curve Founder Kenneth Chai in a group photo with invited guests and participants of SCIENCE by Sarawak Energy.
Sarawak Energy Group Chief Operating Officer Lu Yew Hung (third right) presents the winning prize for the Lower Secondary category to the team from SMK St Teresa for their project “Green Box”. Also seen in the picture are General Manager for Corporate Communication Peing Tajang (right) and The Learning Curve Founder Kenneth Chai.
Sarawak Energy Group Chief Operating Officer Lu Yew Hung (third right) presents the winning prize for the Upper Secondary category to the team from SMK DPHA Gapor for their project “Smart Home Assistant”. Also seen in the picture is The Learning Curve Founder Kenneth Chai (right).
Sarawak Energy Group Chief Operating Officer Lu Yew Hung delivering his speech at the closing of 2019 edition of SCIENCE by Sarawak Energy.
Sarawak Energy Group Chief Operating Officer Lu Yew Hung visits the exhibition booths to look at the creations of the respective teams.