LKC FES student wins ViTrox Prestigious Award 2023

Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology academic Ir Dr Koay Loke Kean (left) and Prof Dato' Ewe (right) presenting the mock cheque to Tay

UTAR Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) student Tay Bee Sim was declared the winner of ViTrox Prestigious Award 2023 on 25 July 2023 for her active participation in international competitions. Supervised by LKC FES academics Ir Ts Dr Tham Mau Luen and Dr Khor Kok Chin, Tay walked away with a cash prize worth RM15,000.

Tay said, “I submitted my application for this esteemed award because I wanted to join ViTrox as an R&D engineer. The opportunity to contribute my skills and expertise to ViTrox’s cutting-edge projects deeply aligns with my professional aspirations. Additionally, I am honoured to have received strong recommendations from Assoc Prof Ir Dr Chang Yoong Choon, Dr Khor and Dr Tham, who enthusiastically endorsed my application for this prestigious award. Their support further bolstered my confidence in the potential match between my qualifications and ViTrox’s esteemed team.”

Expressing her gratitude, she said, “Winning this award fills me with gratitude and excitement because it opened up an opportunity for me to work at ViTrox. My advice to juniors is to actively participate in Engineering competitions to enhance their industrial knowledge, and if they are interested in joining ViTrox, don’t hesitate to apply for it.”

The Vitrox Prestigious Award, exclusively held for final-year undergraduates in STEM, ICT and Computer Science fields, provides first-hand exposure to international conferences, exhibitions and job enrichment programmes. It also provides undergraduates the opportunity to work with the best subject matter experts and upskill with 24/7 on-demand learning, besides offering mentorship and customised instructed-led programmes. Moreover, the participants will also be able to gain inspiration from co-founders, have their prototype ideas transformed into reality, and be a part of Malaysia’s pride in designing and building high-tech and innovative products.

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