SIFE UTP WINS SIFE NATIONAL EXPOSITION 2011
By Raihana binti Radzlan, PE, Yr. 3Sem. 1 and Kan Wai Choong, PE, Yr. 3Sem. 1KL, 26 July
: The team from the Stu-dents In Free Enterprise (SIFE) of YoungEntrepreneurs Club (YEC), UniversitiTeknologi PETRONAS emerged as thewinner of the SIFE Malaysia NationalExposition 2011 which was held on 24-26 July 2011 at the Putra World TradeCentre, Kuala Lumpur. The UTP teamdefeated 23 SIFE teams from local uni-versities in Malaysia, among them Uni-versiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), UniversitiMalaysia Terengganu (UMT), Universiti
Utara Malaysia (UUM) and last year’s
winner, Universiti Teknologi MARA(UiTM).
As this year’s champion, SIFE UTP will
represent Malaysia at the coming SIFEWorld Cup 2011 in early October at theKuala Lumpur Convention Centre. TheSIFE World Cup 2011 will be launchedby the Prime Minister YABhg Datuk SriNajib Tun Razak and is expected to at-tract about 2500 participants compris-ing of global SIFE teams, academic per-sonnel and 500 corporate leadersworldwide.
Minister of International Trade and Industry Malaysia, YB Dato’ Mustapha
Mohamed and SIFE UTP at the Putra World Trade Centre on 26 July 2011.By Kan Wai Choong, PE Yr. 3 Sem. 1UTP, 20 July:
Universiti TeknologiPETRONAS Civil Engineering StudentSociety (UCITY) conducted the Inter-varsity Concrete Frisbee Competition(ICFC) from 18-20 July. Participants hadto think creatively and innovatively indesigning and building a Frisbee madeof concrete that is lightweight, durableand practical for the game. Mohd Hafezbin Ismail was the Project Manager.
This year’s ICFC is the third one held
since it began in 2009. The competi-tion welcomed participants from Uni-versiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), IntiInternational University, Curtin Univer-sity, Segi University College, PoliteknikKota Melaka, Universiti Malaysia Perlis,Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and 2teams from UTP. An exhibition wasconducted on the second day of thecompetition by the participants alongPocket D pathway. The opening cere-mony was held later at night in the Un-dercroft, Chancellor Complex.Distance, accuracy and durability werethe three essential factors evaluated onthe third day of the competition to de-
termine the winner. ‘Curtin Big 3’ from
Curtin University emerged the winner
while ‘Der Anfanger’ from UKM and‘Arrowheads’ from UTP were placed
first and second runner up respectively.The winners received cash, medal andcertificates. ICFC targets to have par-ticipation from other countries in thefuture and becomes one of the leadingcompetitions among universities in Ma-laysia.
Participants evaluating their frisbees for the competition.
Send contributions/feedback firstname.lastname@example.org . We at HOT aspire to produce high qualityreporting and we hope that you will participate and help us to bebetter.Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) is aninternational non-governmental organi-sation, active in over 1800 colleges anduniversities in more than 40 countries.SIFE mobilizes teams of university stu-dents to utilize their personal educa-tional experiences, the expertise of thefaculty and business advisors, and sup-port of SIFE sponsors to create educa-tional outreach programmes that bene-fit the communities and enhance per-sonal growth of the members. SIFE issupported by hundreds of leading com-panies whose stakeholders value theircommitment to improve the communi-ties and countries served through SIFE.Individuals representing these compa-nies in the SIFE organisation have ac-cess to learn from and collaborate with
some of the world’s most prominent
networks of top executives. In an in-creasingly competitive marketplace,SIFE has become the primary source forthese companies to recruit the mosttalented, entrepreneurial and ethicallyfocused university graduates. From thepoorest villages to the wealthiest na-tions, SIFE Teams inspire hope and cre-ate economic opportunity. Teams findcreative ways to teach children aboutthe global economy, provide necessaryassistance to aspiring entrepreneurs,present effective solutions for smallbusiness owners to increase profits,help low-income families achieve finan-cial independence and emphasize theimportance of ethical and moral busi-ness practices. The combined efforts of SIFE Teams and thousands of execu-tives who contribute time and re-sources around the world bring ahigher standard of living and quality of life to millions of individuals each year.The effectiveness of the educationaloutreach programmes are measured onthe SIFE National Competition and SIFEWorld Cup which are held annually. Weare proud to share that SIFE UTP wonthe SIFE National Competition 2011held at PWTC from 24-26 July 2011.
As this year’s champion, SIFE UTP will
represent Malaysia at the SIFE WorldCup 2011 in early October this year atthe Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre(KLCC). The SIFE World Cup 2011, whichwill be launched by our Prime MinisterDatuk Sri Najib Tun Razak, is expectedto attract about 2,500 participants,comprising global SIFE teams, academ-ics and 500 corporate leaders world-wide such as Micheal Polk, President of Unilever and Doug McMillon, CEO of Wal-Mart.
The overview of SIFE andSIFE National Exposition 2011 About SIFE UTP
SIFE UTP was established in UniversitiTeknologi PETRONAS on February 2007.
SIFE UTP’s main focus is to help com-
munities to reach financial independ-ency by entrepreneurship means. Wemobalise teams of university studentsto utilise their personal educationalexperiences, the expertise of the fac-ulty and business advisors to createeducational outreach programmes thatbenefit the communities and enhancepersonal economic growth of the mem-bers.The four projects done and presentedby SIFE (Student in Free Enterprise) UTPthis year are1. Teens in Environment Corporation(TiEC)2. Business Expansion and Empower-ment Programme (BEEP)3. Corporate Social Responsibility Chal-lenge (CSR)4. Helping Hands (HH)