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.
A group of academics from Ohio University was in UiTM for an international conference. The delegates comprise Dr Brad Cohen, Vice Provost of Teaching & Learning, Prof Renee Middleton, Dean Patton College of Education, Dr Dawn Bikowski, Director of English Language Centre and Prof Dr Christine Bhat. Upon learning about social innovation initiatives in the university, the delegates were taken to visit UiTM SISU which serves as a balcony to the SI initiatives in the university. The OU delegates were impressed with the impacts of the project and found UiTM SISU to be a friendly platform for future discussions and network. Prof Middleton expressed her interest to have a similar platform in her faculty. The friendly benchmark visit took place on the 30 November, 2018.
It is a common practice among UiTM students to conduct events that will encourage community participation. In this project, a group of Civil Engineering students initiated sets of workshop related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). More than 100 students from various schools around Klang Valley came to participate. In this sets of workshops, the participants were guided and trained on how they could be creative by playing with numbers and clay. The outcomes of the workshops include raised awareness on STEM, ability to be creative and the ability to produce or create. The project took place on the 2 November, 2018 in UiTM.
This workshop was conducted as one of the activities celebrating the month of Innovation in UiTM. Additionally, in was conducted as post-conference workshop hosted by the Faculty of Education, UiTM. Prof Sabraw’s work focuses on environmental issues. Collaborating with a chemist, he managed to turn acidic elements into beautiful paints. The workshop was conducted to raise the awareness of the young generations about acidic residue in the river and how pollution could be curbed. A total of 40 students and 10 facilitators from three different faculties and institutions participated in this workshop. The workshop took place on the 30th November, 2018 at the Menara Foyer, UiTM and was featured in TV3, one of the local TV channels.