March 16th, 2019
On the 16th of March, Cambodia hosted the 13th Mekong Challenge in Phnom Penh capital city. With a total of 11 teams coming from 6 countries, namely Cambodia, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. The Gold Medal and Champion’s Cup went to MM Tutors from Myanmar. The Silver Medal was awarded to Happy Walk from Mahidol University Thailand and the Bronze Medal was awarded to Job Seekers from Liger Leadership Academy Cambodia. For MM Tutors, they will now advance to the International Business Model Competition in the U.S.
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Congratulations to all teams who competed in today's Mekong Challenge 2019 Finals. The Gold Medal and Champion's Cup…
Gepostet von Mekong Business Challenge am Montag, 18. März 2019
Bootcamp on 23th & 24th February 2019
On the 23rd of February 2019: Young Digital Innovators Program/MTDI training session was held as basic introduction on hands-on Arduino at UiTM-MTDC Technopreneur Centre (MTDI Space and Elab MASMED). A total of 30 students from SMK Seksyen 2 and SMK Seksyen 7 participated in this programme. The speaker for SMK Seksyen 7 was Dr. Zulfakri and Mrs. Fadzliana Saad was the speaker for SMK Seksyen 2. The logistics were handled by Mrs. Anees Abd Aziz from the faculty of Electrical Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam.
On 24th of February 2019: Young Digital Innovators Program/MTDI training session, was held for another 30 students from SMK USJ 8 and SMK Seksyen 9. Dr. Zulfakri and Dr. Zurita were the speakers for SMK Seksyen 9 and SMK USJ 8 respectively. The logistics were handled by Dr Harnani Hassan and Dr Sukreen Hana from the faculty of Electrical Engineering, UiTM Shah Alam.
As an outcome of the bootcamp, the students would need to develop and produce innovative projects by August 2019. This on-going project is proj sponsored by Celcom Axiata.
UiTM-Celcom IoT Bootcamp: on the 8th to the 10th of February 2019 a bootcamp was held for 10 selected schools involving 12 teachers and 60 students. A total of 16 academic staffs and 20 voluntary student mentors from the Faculty of Electrical, Civil and Chemical Engineering participated to make the bootcamp a success. The program was sponsored by Celcom Axiata under the Young Digital Innovators Program. The bootcamp which was held for 3 days and 2 nights involving Design Thinking, hands on activities and introduction towards the development of innovation projects. One important criteria for the school selection is that they are categorized as the underprivileged schools. The IoT bootcamp aims to expose the students to the wonder of the IoT and enhance the students’ potentials.
In the last two months, UiTM SISU has approached several potential users in discussing the use of the UiTM SISU facilities. In January, UiTM SISU has been in contact with Dr. Norol Hamiza Zamzuri from the Public-Private Reseach Network (PPRN). Through this connection, several community leaders and small-medium enterprise (SME) owners will be trained in UiTM SISU. Meanwhile in February, similar discussion has been made with another potential user of UiTM SISU from the Faculty of Education. The discussion with Mrs. Roslaili ended up with the identification of 3D training and community work involving the students.
Discussion session with PPRN representative identifying potential community leaders and small-medium enterprise owners engagement with UiTM SISU.
On the 27th of November 2018, we organized a hands-on soap making workshop at Makerspace which was conducted by Evelyn Marieta the founder of Wunderbath Co, a business that focuses on producing handmade bath products. We had about 20 participants who took part in the workshop consisting of a diverse group of students and university staff.
In conjunction with World Disability Day which was the week after the workshop, we had two guest speakers with disabilities to share some of their inspirational stories. One of them is a current student at Sunway University. Their talks helped to fuel a passionate short discussion on improving the quality and well-being of students with disability in campus.
Evelyn conducting the soap making workshop.
Shortly after, Evelyn gave an inspiring introduction on how she started off making soaps as a business venture and how young entrepreneurs could learn and do the same with skillsets that they would gain from the workshop. Participants were really excited about the workshop and everyone brought their own moulds to keep the soap that they make. We wanted to also promote re-using waste materials and it encouraged participants to bring containers like milk cartons, yogurt cups, coffee boxes, juice boxes, plastic bottles and etc.
Soap mixture ready for vigorous stirring!
Final step – pour the mixture into your personalized mould.
Soaps are now ready for use.
Sliced soap – with lavender.
One other desirable outcome from this workshop was that some participants felt motivated to want to learn about making handmade soaps using used cooking oil to reduce waste products. To make that a reality, we intend to reach out to Green Yards, a social initiative in Malaysia specializing in re-processing used cooking oil from the local community to be made into soaps and candles.
Participants, guest speakers and the organizing team.