Raising awareness of climate change

first_imgHigher Education deputy director-general Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Saleh Jaafar launched the event. Central Region , Perak Metro News 11 Jul 2019 Tamil school pupils attend UPSR workshop Prof Mohd Saleh (in white) visiting some of the booths at the fiesta. Education 07 Jul 2019 Steady climb on world’s young universities ranking Also present were UTAR president Professor Datuk Dr Chuah Hean Teik and TAM president Yam Teong Sian.Prof Chuah said the event was held to promote STEM education among schoolchildren.He also advised students to relook at science and engineering differently.“We create things which have never existed before and we use creations to benefit mankind, such as improving the lives of people.“Therefore, I really hope most of you will consider science and engineering as your career choices, as the nation needs more talents in these fields to progress further,” he added.Prof Mohd Saleh, in his speech, said in one of the studies reported by the Education Ministry, almost 70% of students had expressed low interest in STEM subjects.He said this was a worrying trend as the nation required STEM talents in the advent of the fourth industrial revolution.“The ministry feels that STEM should be made more accessible and approachable through the implementation of three policy shifts in STEM education under the ‘STEM For All’ initiative.“Such shifts include increasing students’ interest in STEM by encouraging teachers to be creative, expanding access to learn STEM subjects even to those in the rural areas, and rebranding STEM to STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Arts and Mathematics),” he added. Education 07 Jul 2019 UTAR president is FEIAP Engineer of the Year Prof Chuah trying out a prototype by one of the participating teams. UNIVERSITI Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) has organised a robotics competition to raise awareness of climate change.The Ecobot Competition was jointly organised by the university’s Engineering and Green Technology faculty and Technological Association of Malaysia (TAM) in conjunction with the faculty’s Science, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fiesta.The state-level robotics competition was open to primary, secondary and tertiary students to build a robot that is not only environmentally friendly, but also functional in terms of combating climate change and its effects.The fiesta, on the other hand, was an initiative by faculty students to introduce its departments through exhibitions and workshops. {{category}} {{time}} {{title}} Tags / Keywords: Related News Related Newslast_img

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