Starken AAC rewards top students

Ng (centre) and Prof Chuah (fourth from right) with the award recipients

Sixteen students from UTAR’s Civil Engineering and Architecture programmes were awarded cash prizes totaling RM5,400 for their outstanding achievements in their studies at the Starken Awards held at Sungai Long Campus on 2 June 2016. 

“I believe this recognition will inspire our students to strive even harder to pursue greater academic ventures and endeavours in the future, knowing that their efforts are acknowledged by prominent industry players,” said Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik.

Gan (left photo) and Teh (right photo) recieving the award from Ng

“It feels amazing to be recognised for the hard work I’ve put in,” said Gan Kang Chan, one of the winners from the Civil Engineering programme. “This award gives me encouragement and motivation to improve myself and do even better,” he continued.

Architecture student Teh Xian Zhi saw this award ceremony as an opportunity to better prepare himself and learn more about the industry. “This is a great networking opportunity for me to expose myself to learn what it is like to be in the industry,” he said.

Ng hopes to have more collaboration between both institutions

“Ir Dr Low Kaw Sai, Dr Tioh Ngee Heng, and Ir Dr Ng Soon Ching from the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) have collaborated with us on thermal conductivity tests for lightweight concrete,” said Starken AAC Sdn Bhd Executive Director Ng Wai Luen.

“This synergy between UTAR and Starken is a leading example of both institutions working together in developing innovative ideas and products for the masses. Our collaborations also enable students to be equipped with the latest skills and knowledge to be future leaders in the industry,” he continued.

Prof Chuah and Ng said both institutions are looking forward to more friendly and fruitful collaborations and opportunities in areas such as R&D projects, guest lectures and seminars, site visits, and other joint initiatives in the future.

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