LKC FES students recognised as Young Digital Hero

Tan (left) and Au with the Malaysia’s Young Digital Hero certificates

UTAR Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) students who recently won the first place in the Keysight IoT Innovation Challenge, held in New York, received certificates of recognition as Malaysia’s Young Digital Hero. The team members are Lim Wen Qing, Au Jin Cheng, Yap Sheng Yao, Tan Kai Siang and Khor Jun Bin.

Au Jin Cheng and Tan Kai Siang on behalf of the team met the Minister of Communications and Multimedia in Malaysia YB Gobind Singh Deo at the “Private lunch with YB Minister KMMM, Recognising Malaysia’s Young Digital Hero” on 4 December 2019. Also present at the event were Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation Chief Executive Officer Surina Shukri and students from other universities. The event was held in recognition of the success of the young generation who have participated in various digital competitions and technology projects at the international level.

The team received the award for their ingenious invention, known as “IoT Detachable Waterway Monitoring Device with LoRa and Self-Sustainability” which uses natural energy sources from the sun, wind and water.

Gobind Singh said, “All this effort is because we recognise the importance of providing young people with digital skills that will be a legacy in digital technology in the future. These projects prove that there is more to do and, personally, I want to hear from students, parents, and teachers what we really need to focus on. Time moves fast and so does innovation. That is why I want to continue these meetings with all stakeholders. The conversation has to happen and must continue so we can build a future for our young talents.” (as reported by Bernama)

From left: Au and Tan receiving certificates from Gobind Singh Deo (second from right) as Surina Shukri (far right) looks on

Surina Shukri (third row, fifth from left) and Gobind Singh Deo (third row, sixth from left) with the participants

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