Trio wins third prize in Innovate Malaysia

Chok (left) explaining their design to Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Senator Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid bin Omar while Saw (right) and Hau look on.

UTAR Faculty of Engineering and Science (FES) students, Alvey Hau Lee Cheun, Nicoline Saw Ying Jie, and Chok Eu-Tjin won the third prize of the Innovate Malaysia Design Competition at its finals held in Penang on 4 July 2013.

Chua (second from right) with the winning trio

Innovate Malaysia Design Competition is a yearly multi-discipline engineering design competition open to all final-year undergraduate Engineering or Computer Science students in Malaysia.  The goal of the contest is to promote innovation culture and mindsets among university graduates.  Agilent, Altera, Intel, National Instruments, and Silterra, which are the leaders in electronic instrument, programmable logic, microprocessor, and IC fabrication respectively, provided the platforms in the competition for competing students to apply their innovative design skills.

Nine teams from UTAR participated in four tracks (or platforms) of the competition.  The winning UTAR trio won the third prize in the National Instrument track and brought home RM1,000 cash and gifts.

"We are thankful to have Mr Chua as our supervisor in this competition," said Hau, the leader of the winning team, which was supervised by FES lecturer Chua Kein Huat.  Ir Dr Lim Yun Seng and Dr Stella Morris from the same faculty were also their advisors.   Hau added, "His [Chua's] guidance, support and valuable insights throughout the competition have greatly motivated us."

"I'm impressed with our students' technical skills and ability to present their projects. UTAR students are always the best!" said Chua. 

"We would like to thank the National Instrument support team for their assistance whenever we faced technical difficulties." Saw said on behalf of the team.  She added, "We are grateful to have this opportunity to work together and we expect to perform better in future competitions."


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