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300 students to participate in ‘Science 2019’ Aug 17-18
Posted on : 10 Aug 2019  Source of News: The Borneo Post

300 students to participate in ‘Science 2019’ Aug 17-18 POSTED ON AUGUST 10, 2019, SATURDAY AT 12:03 AM 

A file photo from Sarawak Energy shows its senior management posing with a team of inventors and their electric vehicle.

KUCHING: Over 300 students will get together for the second edition of Sarawak Community Innovation Engineering Competition Exhibition (Science) at The Hills Shopping Mall in Kuching from August 17 to 18.

Organised by The Learning Curve (TLC) and sponsored by Sarawak Energy, Science which was introduced last year targets creative young people keen in science and mechanics and encourages interest and innovative thinking in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Members of the public are invited to the event which will run from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.

Teams from various schools in Sarawak have collaborated over six months to design, programme, assemble and showcase their engineering projects under this year’s theme “Smart Home and Future Living”.

The various teams will display their creations, participate in workshops, games and compete with other teams.

A total of 80 teams will participate in various challenges and competitions including one primary school and 35 secondary schools in Kuching, Betong, Mukah, Bintulu and Miri.

For the first time, students from University Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and a private school Mont Trinity School Damansara from Kuala Lumpur will showcase their inventions. Unimas students will exhibit their smart toilet invention while Mont Trinity students will showcase their smart home gadgets.

Sarawak Energy Group chief operating officer Lu Yew Hung said that Sarawak Energy is supportive of youth development and education especially in subjects related to science, technology and engineering.

“By supporting Science, we hope to create greater interest in STEM education and showcase its application in daily lives,” he said.

Sarawak’s energy developer and utility provider is also investing in the future by providing scholarships and supporting other educational development programmes.

Science 2019 held in conjunction with National Science Week is supported by Ministry of Education; Science and Technology Research Sarawak; Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Malaysia and Education Department Sarawak.

Credit to : The Borneo Post