Empowering Women with Science – STEM Education Fair

A big group nearing a thousand  students from SMK Convent

KUALA LUMPUR, 18th April – A STEM Education event was organized by SMK Convent, Jalan Peel on the 18th April 2018 (Wednesday) from 8:20 am to 1:00 pm. The event catered to expose around 1000 female students from the ages of 13 to 17 to STEM education, with a focus on technology and how it changes the world around us. IET Uniten On Campus, with the support of with the support Uniten Electrical Power Department and Uniten Marketing Department, was one of the institutions invited to participate in this event. The participants from Uniten consisted of 3 IET committee members, one lecturer from College of Engineering (COE), two lecturers from College of Computer Science & Information Technology (CSIT) and one representative from Uniten Marketing Department.

The event began with a warm welcoming speech from the school during the assembly. Booths set up by each participating institution and food stalls made up the bulk of the event.

The representative from Uniten Marketing Department focused on promoting our University, while the lecturers from CSIT presented a very advanced project consisting of Raspberry Pi microcontroller, Pi Camera, PIR sensor, Ipad and LED.  This served as an eye-opening experience to the students of SMK Convent. The Pi Camera serves as a CCTV which powers up when PIR sensor detects movement within its range and sends and notification to the Ipad via IOT technology.

IET Uniten On Campus committee showing off their Automatic Watering Machine

IET Uniten On Campus focused on three exhibits: solar technology, Arduino keyboard, and automatic watering machine. Educational games such as technology quizzes and code combat were also conducted to promote programming to young minds. IET Uniten On Campus concluded their exhibit with a video presentation on Uniten, IET, and Women in Engineering.

 

Students listening attentively to an explanation of the game – Code Combat
10-input Piano Keyboard made solely with Arduino

The five-hour event ended successfully as all the technological institutions managed to deliver knowledge and exposure to young minds through comprehensive innovations in line with the goals of the STEM Education event.

IET On Campus Committee members alongside EP lecturer, Miss Lee Hui Jing (right)

“The event was a successful one. It was great to see students at SMK Convent show great interest and excitement in the engineering project showcase. We look forward to STEM in the near future as we hope to see more interest and great potential in engineering.” said Miss Lee Hui Jing, EP lecturer who participated in the event as well. Immediate past chairperson of IET Uniten On Campus, Alvin Chua added “Hopefully we can do more to advance STEM Education in the future. It’s nice to share what you know with young minds, and they picked up surprisingly fast”.

Written By: Danny

Edited By: Rayden

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