It was a big day for IMechE UNITEN Student Chapter, Malaysia, as they were given the opportunity to host the South East Asia Region Speak Out for Engineering Competition (SEAR SOfE) on 15 October 2016.
A total of five participants took part: two from Singapore Nanyang Technology University, two from Universiti Teknologi Brunei, and one participant from Monash University Malaysia Branch.
The competition kicked off with the emcee welcoming the guest and participants. Ir. Mathew Thomas, Chairman of IMechE South East asia Region (SEAR) gave the welcoming speech and thanked IMechE UNITEN Student Chapter & UNITEN management for hosting this prestigious event. This was followed by the contestants who went on to give their oral presentations. The judges were Associate Prof. Dr Zuraidah Ali, Associate Prof. Ir. Dr. Khairul Salleh bin Mohd Sahari, and Mr. Jeswan Singh took turns to challenge the participants.
Associate Prof. Dr. Izham Bin Zainal Abidin and Associate Prof. Dr. Nasri A. Hamid, the Dean and the Deputy Dean (Students’ Affairs) of College of Engineering, UNITEN took time off to attend the SEAR SOfE.
The SOfE SEAR Prize winner Kent Lim Yeyang from Singapore who received his prize money of £300 and also second prize winner Tuan Rumey Jalaludeen Samath from Malaysia who received his prize money of £200. Both Kent and Tuan were presented their prize money by Dr. ME Raghunandan, SEAR YM Representative.
There were two other events held along with SEAR SOfE, namely IMechE UNITEN student awards consisting of “The Frederic Barnes Waldron Best Student” and “The Institution Project” awards and the IEM National Essay Writing Competition prize giving ceremony, where IMechE sponsored the Gold Award for 2016.
These events were attended by representatives from IMechE Malaysia, IET Malaysia, Engineers Australia Malaysia Chapter & IEM Malaysia all of whom contributed to the various prize money.
(This article is obtained from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) worldwide website. Link : http://www.imeche.org/news/news-article/uniten-hosts-young-member-competitions-in-malaysia)