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Chicken A la Carte People You Should Know: Steve Jobs
Choco-Choco Fair Sports Carnival Closing Ceremony Moment To Share by SRM
ICN Plantation Programme MAKK
Happenings pg. 3,4 Engineering Design Exhibition ChildPro Exhibition
International Culture Night: 1World in UTP
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Tuan Haji Mohamed Noor Rosli bin Baharom
Muhamad Syazwan Amarjit Juli Murshidah binti Ahmad Munassor Kan Wai Choong, PE Yr. 2 Sem. 2
Editor-in-Chief: Timmy Ong, ICT Yr. 2 Sem. 2 Co-editor 1: Steward Baba, CE Yr. 3 Sem. 1 Co-editor 2: Mellissa Lee Ai Lin, BIS Yr. 2 Sem. 2 Designers: Muhamad Faiz Ishak, CE, Yr. 3 Sem 2 Photographers: Jeremy Low, ME Yr. 2 Sem 2 Ong Yu Han, CE Yr. 2 Sem. 2 Lim Chia Wei, PE Found. Sem 1
Performance Finale: All performers gather on stage.
By Mostafa Mansour, EE Yr. 2 Sem. 1
Tronoh, 1 April: A fabulous International Culture Night (ICN) rocked the Chancellor Hall. The event was graced by Puan Juniwati Rahmat Hussin, Vice President of Human Resource Management, PETRONAS and En Zainol Fadzi and En Abd Mutalib Abdul Rahman of the Perak state government. The VIPs expressed their thoughts that the uniqueness of ICN lies in the racial harmony as different people show
their cultures peacefully in a cheerful atmosphere. ICN this year included many special performances by UTP dancing groups as well as participants from other universities. For the first time ever, ICN has become a competition in which the representatives from each country competed to win different prizes for costumes, choreography, best theme-related and audiences‟ choice. The theme for ICN was “Going Green”. Prior to the night, the ICN
committee planted mangrove trees in Kuala Sepetang, used UTP recycled paper for their tickets and organised a talk by the Natural Resources and Environment Ministry on marine parks and tortoises during the ICN Roadshow. For Ahmed Mamdouh, the project manager, this ICN represented a dream for him. He was deeply satisfied and hoped to set a higher standard for the subsequent editions of ICN.
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May is the exam season for UTPians but at HOT, despite our academic commitments, we promise to keep you all updated with the latest happenings in UTP, without putting our studies in jeopardy of course. May issue gives the juicy information of events for the past month. Do you have any idea who is Steve Jobs? If you have been using IPod, IPad and any other Apple products, he is the guy you should feel thankful to. Check out the column for the insight on this entrepreneur. Now we are entering another new semester. To the juniors who have just entered UTP, we at HOT warmly welcome you into our campus. To the rest, all the best in your endeavours and don’t forget to keep HOT as your daily read.
TECXI: Gateway To Success
By Saddam Ahip, PG Yr. 2 Sem. 2
Tronoh, 7 April: 11th Technology, Education and Career (TECXI), a 2day career exhibition was held on the 6-7 April at Chancellor Hall. TEC XI is an annual event of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources, Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE), Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), SME CORPORATION and the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI). Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn. Bhd. was the main sponsor of the event.
This edition of TEC had almost 40 companies and organizations taking part. These included Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn.Bhd, Schlumberger WTA (M) Sdn.Bhd, Halliburton Energy Services Sdn.Bhd, Intel Technology Sdn.Bhd. and many more. TECXI was officially launched by Prof Dr. Zakaria Bin Abas, Special Advisor of MOHE. With the theme “The Gateway to Success”, TEC aimed to serve as a platform for UTP students to participate actively in innovative challenges as well as enhance their creative thinking skills through pre-
events such as Career Seed, Academic Seminars and career talks. TEC XI also serves as a gateway that provides career opportunities for UTP graduates and guiding them to success by equipping the students with soft and social skills especially during the job interview. Throughout the two-day exhibition, students were able to gain knowledge and information on the latest technologies of industries, seek for industrial training placement for third year students and job placement for graduating students.
Then he heads for home, the trishaw trundles precariously across the uneven earth as he holds on tightly to the packet, muttering and smiling. The audience is left bewildered at this point. What is in the bag? He steers a corner and stops. The camera zooms in on a rundown shack. He hastens his steps, gingerly pushes the door open and a shriek of laughter is heard. A tiny girl, no more than 8, runs into his arms. He lifts her up into the air. Her hair dances across the humid air as another portly woman is seen setting the table for a meal. As abruptly as he hoisted her up, he gently puts the little girl down. He hobbles toward the dinner table, opens the crumpled packet, sniffs and scrounges through its contents with his fat fingers. Then he takes something out and places it onto the paper plate. The scene freezes and the angle locks in onto the plate – a half-nibbled chicken bone with morsels of meat remnants cleaving to the bone at odd angles. The little girl claps in delight and she bows her head down to say her prayers. The images fade and the line appears – „Countless out there give thanks everyday for the food on their plate, the very food that you choose to discard from your dinner plate‟. The scenes above were extracted from a prize-winning documentary that chronicled the unspoken lives of many. Every so often we spent our waking hours debating over the most trivial of matters, chasing after ephemeral dreams of so-called happiness and waging wars over spilt milk. Sometimes simple stories like these make us stop in our tracks and challenge our fundamental concept of happiness. When all it takes to carve out a sincere smile on an 8-year-old is half a piece of soggy chicken, what does it take to be happy?
CHICKEN A LA CARTE
By Calvin Chong Chi Hung, EE, Yr 4 Sem 1 The grainy images flit across the screen showing a horde of emaciated 11-year-olds crowding around the trishaw-puller. He gets off his rickety contraption, wipes the sweat off his face and proceeds to push his bike forward. The crowd starts to grow around him with his every step –innocent grimy faces plastered with loud grins and hopeful eyes. Finally he stops. Takes out the packet from the tatty satchel hanging loosely around his wiry waist and passes the contents around. As each kid receives his/her share, off they galloped into the lazy afternoon sun, their convivial laughter ringing across the parched old plain.
Steve Jobs, the man behind Apple’s wizardry!
By Yesar Bin Mustafa Al Maleki , Foundation Sem. 3 We all have been influenced by the type of technology offered by Apple , starting from personal computers with Macintosh, music with iPod and iTunes, phone with iPhone, and the recent tablet industry which boomed after Apple‟s revolutionary iPad. But, we all know behind all kinds of innovation there should be a human being either individually or collectively. In Apple‟s case we all should know about Steven Paul Jobs. Jobs was born in San Francisco, California on February 24, 1955. His biological parents were two college graduates, American Joanne Simpson and Syrian Abdulfattah Jandali, they both had him adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs, a lower middle class couple. Steve grew up in the valley of apricot orchards known largely today as the „Silicon Valley‟ the cradle of the greatest technology companies in the computer industry globally. As many could imagine that a business magnate and the first CEO of two companies simultaneously should be a graduate of a prestigious university, Steve‟s life tells us differently. Steve dropped university after one semester to start his hippie life studying Eastern mysticism and going on strange diets. He even took a trip to India to seek enlightenment at the age of 19. But many would question how can this man who simply dresses in a pair of old jeans and a long collar shirt become the 43rd wealthiest American as Forbes estimated him to be worth of US $ 5.1 b in 2009. It all goes back after his return from India to the valley where he met his new friend Steve Wozniak, they both shared more than a name! Steve got Woz, as he liked to be called, into the idea of creating circuit board computers. They started small with Steve assembling circuits in his home garage and selling them to the electronics shops while Woz was working on the next hit computer. A couple of years later Woz and Jobs were done with the first revolutionary computer called Apple II. They were supported by the investor Mike Markkula who invested $ 250,000 in Apple. The revenues Steve got from Apple II was $ 200 million and he was only 25 years old! Apple was founded but soon it had many foes , giant IBM wanted to dominate the market , Steve introduced Apple III and Lisa , the latter was the first ever PC with graphical interface. Although he was a shareholder and the head of the board of directors, Steve was often neglected on Apple‟s future plans. He then founded his own group inside Apple naming them „pirates‟ working on a brand new computer called Macintosh to replace Lisa the PC on which the rest of the „navy‟ (i.e. Apple‟s staff) was working on. Macinstosh was a great step forward for Apple. The GUI interface which made it as Steve called it “a computer as easy to use as a toaster.”. Later, Steve tried to stage a coup to takeover Apple‟s management but they ended up in exiling him and kicking him out of his own company. He then started forming many of the most successful companies like Pixar which we all know for the first animated movie in history,Toy Story(1995) and others like A Bug‟s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters Inc. (2001) and Finding Nemo (2003). Pixar was merged with Disney and soon in 2006 Steve jobs had 7% of Disney‟s shares making him the biggest shareholder in Disney‟s History. Soon, Steve goes back as „interim‟ CEO of Apple Computers, but how?! While being ousted, Steve formed NeXt , a small company to build powerful computers for education , industry and businesses. He had major failures but the DisneyPixar merger made him offset his losses while Apple was facing troubles marketing Macintosh because of Microsoft‟s Windows 95. Steve was back in. He started cancelling all projects and hardware products put in the market by Apple from hundreds to dozens. He took off some of the staff and used the UNIX based GUI operating system called NeXTSTEP (from his NeXT company which was bought by Apple) to build the new Mac OS X. The Mac OS X made Apple go back strong on the market and breathe again the air of personal computers industry. Through his changes Steve Jobs managed to bring Apple back to the industry and also he successfully ended the struggle between Apple and the gigantic Microsoft Corp. ending decades of troubles over patents and legal rights. But, Steve knew that the power of Apple is not just in the Personal computer industry. He thought of turning the Mac into a digital hub. The project includediApps: iMovie (1999), iTunes (2001), iDVD (2001), iPhoto (2002), iCal and iSync (2002), GarageBand (2004) and finally iWeb (2006). But the main source of 75% of Apple‟s revenue was the iPod, the futuristic Walkman which came into light as the music industry started to boom. Later in 2007, Steve noticed that the cellular phone market is also booming, so he came with the iPhone which he used to call “light-years ahead of its competition”. Under his management Apple today was able to start a new market for tablet PCs something which had been there neglected in the drawers of other major players , through the all new revolutionary iPad. Although , he had been very successful in his life , Steve had some downs , starting with neglecting his daughter Lisa which made him lose being chosen as Time Magazine‟s Man of the Year 1982. Also, in late 2003, Steve was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer although it was non -fatal but he continuously refused to have a surgery and went on some strange diets till he was persuaded to do one. He never appeared for the Apple events which made many speculations on Wall Street about his health conditions that often affected the Apple stock price. At the end, we can say nothing or feel nothing but admiration for a man with no college degree who could manage to thrive the very harsh tech industry. Also, we can appreciate his efforts in changing the way personal computers look or feel like.
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Engineering Design Exhibition 27
By Gan Denson, EE Yr. 2 Sem. 2 Tronoh, 24 April: The 27thEdition of Engineering Design Exhibition, (EDX27) was held at Chancellor Foyer Complex. EDX is held every semester to provide a wider horizon of knowledge and to act as a platform to showcase the student‟s invention, researches, and engineering projects. EDX was first held in 1997 and it has been more than a decade since the first EDX was successfully launched in UTP. EDX acts as a platform for UTP students and staff to exhibit and compete their inventions and research. This will further enhance the level of design and research at UTP in line with our target to become a Research University by 2013. The Chairman for EDX27 was En Mohd Zamri B. Abdullah and the team was led by Mr. Gan Denson, the Project Director of EDX27. The opening ceremony was held at Seminar Room 6 and 7, Undercroft. The Opening Ceremony was officiated by the Honorable Vice Chancellor of UTP, YBhg. Datuk Dr. Zainal Abidin Hj. Kasim on 13 April 2011. The Closing Ceremony of EDX27 was officiated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Mohd Hani on the following day. External VIPs from PETRONAS OPUs also participated in the event to witness the EDX exhibition. With a total of 17 external VIPs from Education Sponsorship Unit, Petrosains, Group Intellectual Property Technology Commercialization Management, Advanced Engineering, Research & Technology Division, PETRONAS Management Training Sdn Bhd, PERMATA, Sarawak Operation Development Production Sector Production Malaysia and Technocal Services Division PETRONAS Penapisan Melaka Sdn Bhd. There were 4 categories open to all UTP students and staff. This included Engineering Team Project (ETP), Final Year Project (FYP), Postgraduate categories (PG) and Open innovative Challenge (OIC). The participants were judged by different judging committees and all the judges were UTP lecturers. There were a total of 279 exhibitors comprising students and UTP staff with 113 exhibition booths. There were many activities on EDX day as well. Smart Car Competition and games were carried out to attract students and some won prizes such as bicycles. Prizes and medals were given out during the second day of EDX. Out of 113 participants, there were 25 Gold, 19 Silver and 24 Bronze Medalists. Prizes such as Best Poster ETP, Best Presenter ETP, Best Poster FYP, Best Presenter FYP, Best Final Year Project, People Choice Award, Most Innovative Award and Chairman Award were given out to the respective winners. In addition, the new award category was added this semester, that is Idea-Generated Fund Award. The value of this award is at RM10k of grant scheme. This award is conferred by the UTP Research & Innovation Office to the recipient who fulfills the criteria in the Sustainability area. There are 3 different awards that is Idea – Generated Fund Award for the Sustainable Solution for Rural/Remote Area, Generated Fund Award for the Sustainable Solution for Education & Continuous Learning Process and Generated Fund Award for a Sustainable Solution for the Environment.
Students exhibit their inventions
By Ting Nguong Seng, EE Foundation Sem. vided for students and staff of UTP to donate. 3 "Charity Futsal”, food charity and goods selling were introduced as well so as to get more Tronoh, 5 April: “ChildPro” Exhibition was funds for the children. Profits gained from ticket held for the second time in Pocket D and UTP -selling for the Charity Night on 22 April, would Chancellor Complex from 4-5 April. The word be channelled to eight orphanages in Perak. "ChildPro" stands for Children Provision. The main objective of holding this exhibition was to The volunteers in the exhibition said that they raise funds to provide the necessities for the would have more goods to sell in future to help unfortunate children such as those living in or- these unfortunate children and they also urged phanages as well as those suffering from incur- everyone in UTP to show their support for this able or severe illness. meaningful event. All the activities held in the exhibition were mainly charity-based. A donation Box was pro-
By Ma Shian Ee, PE, Yr. 2 Sem 2 Tronoh, 5 April: The Choco-choco fair at Room 09, Pocket D was held from 4-5 April. It was organised by Students In Free Entrepreneurship of Young Entrepreneurs Club (SIFE of YEC) and the project manager for this event was Muhammad Asyraf Iskandar. The event was conducted with the aim to offer chocolates to UTP students at cheaper prices. The type of chocolates available were Cadbury, Kit Kat, Cloud 9, Kinder Bueno, Ferrero Rocher and others. A dedication booth was set up to provide chocolates delivery service and the chocolates would be sent once payment was made. Two games which were chocolates guessing and dungeon throw were carried out to attract the crowd and provide the fun; free chocolates were given to the winner. Cupcakes were also sold and the profits gained was donated to charity.
Sports Carnival Closing Ceremony
By Josh Wong, ME Foundation Sem. 3
Tronoh, 30 March: The UTP Sports Carnival Closing Ceremony was held by the Student Support Services Department (SSSD) in collaboration with Sekretariat Rakan Muda (SRM) at the Main Hall. Among the VIPs were Tuan Haji Mohamed Noor Rosli Baharom, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni and En Muhamad Syazwan Amarjit and En Mohd Zuhri bin Zainuddin from SSSD. The ceremony began with a marching ceremony of six contingents represented by each programme. It then continued with opening speeches by Project Manager of UTPSC, Nur Hafizah binti Khalid and Tuan Haji Mohd Nor Rosli. He emphasized on the importance of being involved in sports to strengthen our character towards becoming all-rounded UTP students. Prizes were given to the winners of each sports competition. There was a total of 18 sports competitions with 156 athletes participating. The Best Marching Contingent goes to Chemical Engineering Department whereas the Civil Engineering Department won the Best Supporter Award. The Overall Champion of UTPSC 2011 was won by Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering Department (SPE) with 6 Gold medals, 5 Silver medals and 3 Bronze medals.
Geoscience and Petroleum Engineering Department champs.
MOMENT TO SHARE BY SRM
By Steward Baba, CHE, Yr 3, Sem 1 Tanjung Rambutan, 9 April: The kindness of UTP students reaches the community beyond the little township of Tronoh when Sekretariat Rakan Muda Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (SRMUTP) paid a visit to Rumah Seri Kenangan (RSK), Ulu Kinta. This was the third and the last trip in conjunction with their semester-event, Moment to Share Simple activities such as bottle-throwing and (M2S) 2011. The project manager was dancing were conducted after the tour. The Mohamad Azuan bin Abd Satar. main reason for this module is to make all the residents involved, although some preferred RSK is located inside Hospital Bahagia, a to stay back and watch them. hospital for the mentally-disabled patients. RSK houses the patients who have com- Tuan Haji Zulkefli bin Haji Mokhtar, the Supepleted their remediation. RSK also accepts visor of RSK congratulated the team for their the underprivileged of poor health conditions consistent support for the house and highand without family members. Currently, RSK lighted the importance of self-awareness and comprises 200 residents of all races. The social responsibility. This was seconded by residents come to this house on their own En Muhamad Syazwan Amarjit bin Abdullah, freewill or by court order. the Senior Manager of Student Support Services Department of UTP, who was the Guest The arrival of SRMUTP was warmly greeted of Honour for the closing ceremony. by the residents who were actually expecting them. They can recognize the students and The day ended with the officiating of Reflexoleven came forward to greet them personally. ogy Park, a contribution by SRMUTP for this This is due to the fact that SRMUTP has con- edition of M2S. sistently visited RSK for the past few years. . The day began with a tour around the house from hostel to hostel and giving away charity gifts to each resident. The residents are separated according to their genders and also health conditions. The severe cases in which some can become aggressive are isolated away from the others and placed in a special room.
ICN Plantation Programme
By Teh Sabariah Abdul Manan, ME PG Taiping, 26 March: ICN Plantation Programme was held on 26 March 2011 with international recognition by UNESCO at the well preserved Matang Mangrove Forest, Kuala Sepetang, Taiping, Perak. It was a first programme with the involvement of Post-Graduate students in conjunction with the International Cultural Night 2011. The theme was “Healing the Earth” with a smartcooperation programme between the Forestry Department of Perak and UTP. The programme was fully sponsored by Trong ADUN YB Datuk Haji Rosli Bin Husin as Platinum sponsor. The objectives were to plant 1000 mangrove trees along the mangrove forest in Taiping, to create awareness among UTP students on environmental issues, enhance awareness on the importance of mangrove forests in Malaysia and to generate love for nature among UTP students. A total of 52 participants consisting of UTP students, ICN‟11 committees, ICN‟11 Plantation Programme committees and SERUKUN committees were involved. The plantation activities were assisted by the head of Matang Mangrove Forest, Miss Jashrina, forestry officer, Cik Hafiza and the forestry rangers. ICN advisor, En Saiful Hizam Bin Abu Zarim (executive of Student Support Services) and Mr Joan Valenzuela, UTP lecturer, were the UTP representatives for the programme. It was raining heavily in the morning and the planting activity was delayed for safety purpose. Fortunately, the rain stopped after lunch and everybody was very enthusiastic to plant the trees. They had their yellow boots for the plantations which were provided by the Forestry Department. All of the participants really enjoyed their time planting the trees in hoping that all of the trees will grow and the environment will be preserved from any harmful elements in the future. The theme emphasizes on keeping our world green and safe. It is time to preserve the Earth and start the healing. Our cultures represent our identity and our humanity that will lead us to save the Earth and preserve it. New experiences, green exposure and satisfaction among UTP students – these objectives have successfully been achieved.
SRM committee members with the fellow residents.
MAKK VII 2011
By Ting Nguong Seng, EE Foundation Sem (RCSU) to award students and staff of UTP for their outstanding performance. The guests 3 of honour for the night were Tuan Haji MoTronoh, 2 April: About 400 people partici- hamed Noor Rosli Baharom, Deputy Vice pated in “Majlis Anugerah Kolej Kedia- Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni as man” (MAKK) which was held for the 12th well as En Talhah bin Hassan, Manager of time at Undercroft, Universiti Teknologi Residential College. The Project Manager PETRONAS (UTP) with the theme, “Path to was Tuan Syed Naufal bin Syed Ahmad AlParadise”. This ceremonial dinner was organ- habshi. ised by UTP Residential College Support Unit This dinner was also charitybased as some portions of the money earned from ticket selling would be used for charity purposes. Orang Asli folk from Kampung Lalang, Simpang Pulai, Perak were invited and they performed an amazing dance named “Tarian Sewang”.
ICN committee members during the plantation programme.
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Performances from Orang Asli folk
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