Saturday, January 17, 2009

Universiti Malaysia Sabah Press Conference

On 15 January 2009, Universiti Malaysia Sabah had organized a press conference in SKTM. This press conference is mainly for letting the outside world know the achievement of Universiti Malaysia Sabah in year 2008. On the day, media friends have been invited to SKTM. So what is the achievement s of UMS in 2008? Well, UMS had won two champions from two competitions which is Freescale Smart Car Competition and Technical Presentation in National Chemical Engineering Symposium (NACES) 2008.

Freescale Smart Car Competition is a competition held by Freescale Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn.Bhd. and The Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Malaysia. This year is the very first time the competition is being held in Malaysia which is expected to be an annual event in the forth coming years. A total of 26 teams from 11 universities from all around Malaysia had participated in this event. Apart from Malaysia, similar competitions had been organized by IEEE and Freescale since the year 2006 in China, Korea and India. For information on the day of competition, please check out this post:


NACES is an annual gathering for all chemical engineering undergraduates from both public and private universities from all over Malaysia. This program can enhance the integration among chemical engineering undergraduates from different races. Apart from that, this program can provide exposure to the issues and challenges faced by chemical engineers in the era of globalization in their effort to develop the country. The NACES 2009 will be held for the very first time in Universiti Malaysia Sabah under the wings of the Chemical Engineering Student’s Club.

This event is held at the foyer of SKTM.


Early that morning, we when to SKTM to do our final preparation. We recheck the presentation slide, the condition of the car.


This is the game field that we going to use to show the reporters how fast our car can go. Both the cars are in good condition and waiting for show time.


The event start at 11.00p.m. Before it start, we are ask to stand up to sing the song of our University “ Bertekad Cemerlang”.


After that, Dean of SKTM, Dr.Rosalam Sarbatly is giving out his speech.


Next is the student from Chemical Engineering which took part in NECES presenting their slide. Their topic is “Algae the Biofuel” which is the new method to get energy besides using natural mineral. This is the research that brings them the champion in NECES.


Then is student from Electronic and Electrical Engineering which took part in Freescale Smart Car presenting our slide. My friend Wong Cheok Liang is explaining to our Dean,lecturer and also reporters about the competition.


After the brief presentation, we also demonstrate our smart car in the game field prepared.


Our Dean and team lecturers for both competitions are being interview.


Lecturers are proud with our achievement.



In the end of the event, we are given a goodie bag. Well lets guess what is it inside the goodie bag.


No cool T-shirt, no cool Cap and this is what I got. Disappointed!!

This is the first time a press conference is held in SKTM and everything going smoothly during the conference. Hopefully there will be more achievement from student in Year 2009. UMS Boleh!!

4 comments:

Borneo Falcon said...

You must be very proud of your university!

Crazyfool - Make You Crazy And FooL said...

yo.. lihai!

sabahking said...

u all r in the newspaper leh !! famous among the world liao !!

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