Closing and Prize Giving Ceremony of SCIENCE by Sarawak Energy

The 5th edition of SCIENCE, an annual state science fair sponsored by Sarawak Energy and organised by The Learning Curve, concluded today at The Spring Shopping Mall. The event brought together 160 students representing more than 16 schools from 5 STEM communities in Kuching, Padawan and Serian, and received more than 500 guests and visitors to the mall over the weekend.

The theme of this year's event was Circular Economy & Zero Wastes, aims to raise awareness and promote innovation in sustainable waste management and resource conservation. The participants presented a range of exciting and informative projects, including waste reduction strategies, upcycling ideas, and sustainable energy solutions.

At the prize giving ceremony, the winners in the primary school category were SJKC Chung Hua Batu 4.5, SJKC Chung Hua Batu 10, SJKC Chung Hua Number 4, while St Joseph's Private School won the first prize in the secondary category. New awards were introduced this year: Best Group Presentation was won by SK St. Teresa; Best Individual Presenter won by Solomon Goh Kian Ping from SJKC Chung Hua No 4; Best Newcomer won by SJKC Chung Hua Batu 35; Crowd Favourite was won by SJKC Stampin; Most Creative Recipe Machine won by Sharon Ling and Olivia Liu of Lodge International. The winners received attractive prizes and certificates of achievement from Sarawak Energy's representatives and other distinguished guests.

Mdm Peing Tajang, General Manager of Corporate Communication, Sarawak Energy, said, "We are proud to be part of this inspiring event that showcases the creativity, talent, and commitment of our future generation to building a sustainable future. At Sarawak Energy, we are fully committed to supporting science education and promoting green energy solutions that align with our vision of powering the future of Sarawak sustainably."

SCIENCE by Sarawak Energy has become a highly anticipated event in Sarawak's science education calendar since its inception in 2018. It aims to nurture a culture of innovation and scientific inquiry among young people and promote scientific literacy and awareness in the community. The event's success owes much to the dedicated efforts and the enthusiastic participation of the students, teachers, and parents involved.

Also present at the ceremony were Mr. Stanley Lau, Assistant Director of Sarawak Education Department, Mr Alfean Aziz, Assistant Secretary at Ministry of Education, Innovation and Talent Development (MEITD), Mr Hazwan Razak, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Sarawak Digital Economy Corporation (SDEC) and Dr Peter Nissom, General Manager at Sarawak Research & Development Council (SRDC).

The organisers expressed their gratitude to Sarawak Energy for their continued support and to all the judges, participants, sponsors, and partners who made the event possible. They also thanked The Spring Shopping Mall for providing an excellent venue and the visitors for their interest and engagement in the event.

St Joseph’s Private School received RM1,000 as first prize winners for the Secondary School category at the SCIENCE 5.0 event

Each of the 160 students participating at the SCIENCE 5.0 event received a certificate of participation

Students from from 16 schools in Kuching, Padawan and Serian showcased clever ideas and smart solutions on sustainable waste management and resource conservation at the SCIENCE 5.0 fair

Kenneth Chai, co-founder of The Learning Curve, said one of the aims of the annual event is to help students to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Participants of SCIENCE 5.0 by Sarawak Energy pose for a group photo at the end of the two-day fun-filled science fair