Malaysian students bring honours to nation

KUALA LUMPUR, 25 Sept 2021:

A bunch of Malaysian students had brought honours to the nation in recent days, showcasing their innovation and creativity.

The 3M Inspire Challenge saw a duo from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia walk away with the top prize, fending off 121 other teams across Southeast Asia.

Mohd Fahad Saleem and Nur Liyana Syasya Mohd Zamuri got US$3,000 worth in cash prizes and internships at local 3M offices for their smart bandages solution.

Mohd Fahad said this solution will “equip users with a product that can better monitor different stages of the wound healing process and provide an optimum condition for the skin and tissues to heal so that they can continue on with their day-to-day lives without worrying about their wounds”.

The runner-up team from Vietnam proposed a 3M 360° virtual store to showcase the science of 3M products and using the platform to run campaigns for customer engagement while third was an Indonesia team offering a sustainable surgical mask option by using bioplastic as the main raw material.

Meanwhile, Pahang student Maryam Muzamir, 11, was congratulated by Prime  Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob for winning three gold medals at the 6th International Invention, Innovation Competition (iCAN) in Toronto, Canada, last month.

The Year Five student of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Perempuan Methodist, Kuantan, had won the largest innovation and design competition in the North American continent with her creation of animal feed using shrimp shells and snail shells.

Meanwhile, Team Eventgence from Taylor’s University and Team SUN-U Titans from Sunway University came out tops in the Business & International Sporting Events Challenge 2021, thus qualifying them to represent Malaysia for the finals at the AFECA Asia MICE Youth Challenge 2021.

The participating teams’ challenge were to conceptualise, business-test, and organise a business event or international sporting events during the new normal to showcase our country’s distinctive features and facilities to convince that the selected destination is the best to host their created event.