Silver and Bronze awards at QS Symposium 2022

From left: Teng, Jenn Xean, Magdalene Khew, Sr Dainna Baharuddin (President of RISM), Dr Felicia Yong Yan Yan (HoD of Department Surveying), Wong, and Lai

Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science Department of Surveying students, namely Ooi Jiunn Xian, Magdalene Khew Lee Xuan, Wong Kah Wei, Teng Jing Yang, Wong Jenn Xean, Yap Leong Wey and Lai Li Xuan bagged Silver and Bronze Awards at QS Symposium 2022. The symposium was held on 22 October 2022 at the headquarters of the Royal Institution of Surveyors Malaysia (RISM), Petaling Jaya.

Ooi and Magdalene Khew received Silver awards and certificates, while Wong, Teng, Jenn Xean and Yap walked away with Bronze awards and certificates for the Undergraduate category. Lai, on the hand, took home a Silver award and certificate under the Postgraduate category.

Speaking about their winning entries, Wong, Teng, Jenn Xean and Yap said, “We feel delighted, honoured and happy for the recognition. It is a significant achievement for our research. We are glad that the findings of our research can be conveyed to the construction players and the public in an innovative and impressive manner. We are truly fortunate to receive the Bronze awards. We are also proud to represent UTAR at this event.”

Ooi and Magdalene Khew, who won the Silver award said, “We were quite surprised when we won the Silver award because this competition not only required us to compete with participants within the university, but also participants from other universities. The competition was fierce among the participants. Hence, we are happy and proud to win the Silver award. We joined and participated in the competition to share the significance of our findings to the public. This competition, therefore, provided us with a chance to showcase our innovative findings.”

Ooi and Magdalene Khew added that the competition motivated them to be more passionate about research. “Thanks to this recognition we were able to expose these vital research findings to the public and the Malaysian construction industry. We were also able to convey the findings in a formal way effectively, through the opportunity offered by UTAR and the reliable platform provided by RISM. Furthermore, the visibility and impacts of this research have increased through this recognition from RISM. Last but not least, this recognition has significantly boosted our confidence. This award has validated all the effort we put into developing the research and result,” they added. ​​

Organised by the RISM Young Quantity Surveyor (YQS) Committee, QS Symposium 2022 was held for the undergraduates and postgraduates in the Surveying and Built Environment field to showcase their innovative findings.

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