Circuits and Systems Society Malaysia

IEEE
2016

Fun Engineering Session

2016 Fun Engineering Session Organized by IEEE CASS Malaysia Chapter and FOE, MMU

 

On 20th October 2016, IEEE CASS Malaysia together with Faculty of Engineering (FOE) Multimedia University (MMU) organized a School Program entitled 2016 Fun Engineering Session which is intended for secondary school students. A total of 75 Form 4 students and 3 teachers from a local school, Sekolah Seri Puteri Cyberjaya were brought in to FOE MMU to participate in the program. The program was held to engage and inspire young students especially girls in high schools to take up Engineering Career.

The program starts with an overview of MMU, followed by a short talk on “What is Engineering? Why encourage female students to consider this field?” and a brief introduction to IEEE CASS Malaysia Chapter Professional Development. At the end of the briefing, students were moved to 2 laboratories where they were grouped into smaller groups and given opportunity to learn, explore and use the Chumbaka kit. Students are requested to use their own creativity and the skills which they have just learnt and built a tech art project. Materials such as paper plates, paper cups, sticks and marker pens were provided for this activity. It was interesting to see how the students work together to build some rotary project making us of a servo motor provided. Top 5 groups received prizes.

The school teachers praised the organizers for such an enriching session for the students and the students were delighted that they can actually code with real application. To IEEE CAS Malaysia, the school would like to participate in such program again in the future.

 

By: Lini Lee