By Aaron Chia Yun Zhen, PG Yr. 2 Sem. 1
23 June 2012 is the day school children can leavetheir school work on the sidelines and play together under Dare to Dream 2 (D2D2). Prior to the successof this programme last year, D2D2 had invitedchildren from 4 schools namely SK Kati, SK Menora,SK Rambai 7 and SK Padang Asam to UTP. The programme aims to give joy to the students and alsoto drive them to have high aspirations and to motivatethem to be successful.The event started with a motivating speech by EnShukri bin Md. Ani, an education officer who cameall the way from Kuala Kangsar. He advised studentsto work hard to achieve their ambition and have fun atthe same time. This was followed by a welcomingspeech from Dr.
Bin MohamadSaad, advisor of E3SS ( Electrical ElectronicEngineering Student Society ) and a motivationspeaker, En Sufi, who had just finished his internshipin Paris. En Sufi encouraged students to work hard for their goal, like just how he had worked his way toParis to fulfill his childhood dream of experiencingthe beauty of Eiffel Tower.
Games were in store for the students after the speech.First, students were tested on teamwork to build afoothold of bridge from newspapers. They have to balance and fumble their way to the finish point andwe saw some teams were plagued by the challengewhile others treated it as a piece of cake. In thecharade games, students were asked to convey thecontent through images without verbal assistance.
In the afternoon, students explored the proximity of the academic block under Amazing Race D2D2.Students assisted by facilitators needed to solvedifferent intricate puzzles in each station to collect points. It was very competitive at the beginning wheneach group tried to outdo each other in the race. Nevertheless, when everyone played together, it wasmore fun.
The event ended at late noon with prize a givingand closing ceremony. Students were delighted withD2D2 and vowed to come back next year for morefun. Definitely, we would welcome them next year with a more exciting Dare to Dream.By Aaron Chia Yun Zhen, PG Yr. 2Sem. 1
ICIPEG 2012 (InternationalConference on IntegratedPetroleum Engineering andGeoscience) is an annual event held by Universiti TeknologiPETRONAS which aims to focus onsubject matters relevant to theintegration of PetroleumEngineering and Geosciencesdisciplines.
ICIPEG is part of ESTCON 2012(World Engineering, Science andTechnology Congress) held from 12to 14 June 2012 at the KualaLumpur Convention Centre. It is the biggest conference in Malaysia thatattracts researchers from all aroundthe globe to share their papers,opinions, and ideas with everyone.ESTCON 2012 with the theme“Towards Sustainability: BridgingEngineering, Technology andHumanities” aims to connect ex- perts in research and innovation tosustain knowledge in this field for betterment of society.
In response to this prestigiouscongress, SPE
SC (StudentChapter of Society of PetroleumEngineers) gathered 39SPE
SC members to have aone day trip during ESTCON 2012.It gave an opportunity for students togain knowledge concerned with thedevelopment of the oil and gasindustry. Students also had anopportunity to engage with globalindustry experts.
This congress included 20 parallelsessions with more than 1400research papers from all around theworld regarding reservoir engineering, biofuel energy, seismicstudies, chemical engineering andmore. It is an excellent global stagefor knowledge sharing, intellectualdiscussions and also networking onvarious areas of interest. Studentswere exposed to the latest researchdiscussed in those fields and somedeemed it as an inspiration for their upcoming projects.
An Exhibition hall situated at thecongress gathered top
notch premier companies like Perkin Elmer Sdn.Bhd., Solution Engineering Sd. Bhd.and many more. Many companiesshowcased their complex machineryand devices used in the industry.There were also many talks given by pioneer engineers from PETRONASand professors from variousuniversities. One of the engineers,Dr Nasir Haji Darman urgedstudents who will be futureengineers of PETRONAS to work hard to face upcoming greater challenges in the oil and gasindustry. It was a fruitful trip for thestudents and perhaps to be repeatednext year.
Dare to Dream
By Ting Nguong Seng, EE Yr. 2 Sem. 1
A shop named “HAVE IT LATE” has beenintroduced in UTP recently. This shop is unique as itis operated from 11.30 pm to 2.30 am by UTPstudents. The students who are involved in operatingthe shop are actually from the Economic &Entrepreneurship Department of InternationalStudents Council (ISC). The reason for having thisshop is to supply snacks and light food to UTPstudents after 11.00 pm when all other cafes areclosed.“HAVE IT LATE” is actually the first shop in UTPthat is operated by students. Apart from selling lightfood, cold drinks and snacks, printing services andtrading of old books are also available. The managersclaim that the price of the goods sold in the shop iscompetitive compared to others in UTP.Started on 12 April, 2012, the shop has been able togain a small profit that was used to support theInternational Cultural Night (ICN). The managers of the shop want to extend their thanks to Senior Manager of Student Support Services Department(SSSD), En Talhah Hassan, for providing them withthe location. All student organisations and clubs areencouraged to be involved in this shop by becomingsuppliers for goods or by becoming parts of the man-aging committee.
“HAVE IT LATE” SHOP
The front view of the shop
Snacks and dairy products on the shelves
Cold drinks in the refrigerator
SC Trip To ESTCON 2012
Group photo in front of Suria KLCC