SIO 6 – Education & Research Sustainable Activities

JANUARY 2019

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Green Activity:
K-Inovasi, the Teaching, and Learning Innovation Carnival

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Date:

23 January 2019 until 24 January 2019

Place/Venue:
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi

Participants:
Ts. Rafizah Mohd Hanifa and researchers, Shamsul Mohamad, Fawwaz Mohd Nasir, Muhammad Firdaus Kamarudin, Rosni Ramle, Tuan Haji Jahaya Kesot, and Dr. Norfaiza Fuad from KKTM, Johor

Description:
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) has won four medals at the Teaching and Learning Innovation Carnival (P & P) 2019 which took place at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Bangi from 23 to 24 January 2019. UTHM has won a gold medal, one silver, and two bronze medal in the carnival, which was awarded the single Gold medal through the “Industrial Training Assessment System 2.0” project led by Ts. Rafizah Mohd Hanifa and researcher, Shamsul Mohamad, Fawwaz Mohd Nasir, Muhammad Firdaus Kamarudin and Rosni Ramle. In addition to the gold medal, the project has also succeeded in capturing the jury until it was voted the second-best category of Assessment Methods / Alternative Assessment which brought home a cash prize of RM750.00 with a certificate of appreciation. UTHM also won the silver medal through the “CALReCOD: A MS Excel Based Interactive & Customizable Instructional Platform for Structural Design” led by PM Siti Hawa Ruslan. Bronze medals were obtained through the introduction of “Introduction of Edu 4.0 through PoPBL for Engineering Students” led by Tuan Haji Jahaya Kesot. Meanwhile, bronze medals were also obtained through a collaboration project between UTHM, which was represented by Dr. Norfaiza Fuad, Poly-Tech Mara College (KPTM) and SMK Dato ‘Undang Musa Al Haj with the title “Multivisualiser Use in Stimulating Co-operative Learning Activities for 21st Century Learning. This achievement demonstrates that UTHM’s academic staff is ready for the Educator 4.0 era: Meaningful Learning Experience Designer.


FEBRUARY 2019

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Green Activity:
Sustainable Palm Oil Program with the University of Wageningen and P&G

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Date:
28 February 2019

Place/Venue:
Pineapple Site and KANZU Office

Participants:
A research assistant from Wageningen and P&G volunteers

Description:
A short meeting and site visit to the pineapple and palm oil plantation.


S60219/02
Green activity:
Matching Grant Discussion Visit

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Date:
28 February 2019

Place/Venue:
Kia Shing Sdn Bhd, Kangkar Senanga, Parit Sulong

Participants:
UTHM and Kia Shing volunteers

Description:
This project is a collaborative project with the industry, Kia Shing. It involved potential research projects; (a) Prevention of pests to soursop and papaya fruits that have no effective method until now, (b) Quality assurance of fruit before and after harvest, (c) Greenhouse for sustainable fruits and (d) Development of Vacuum Dry Fruit machines for prototype and testing capacity before mass production. This project can be considered potential to be built with Kia Shing since “Food Security” is one of the country’s main areas. From the perspective of Food Technology, this can be one of the niche areas of UTHM especially in UTHM Pagoh because of the presence of expertise from Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) in UTHM Pagoh campus. A further detailed discussion of specific projects and costs are to be made in the nearest future.


MARCH 2019

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Green Activity:
Al – Khauthar Scholarship Program


Date:
01 March 2019

Place/Venue:
KANZU Knowledge Office, UTHM

Participants:
Students

Description:
A research fund for students by collaboration of Procter & Gamble Company and Kanzu Knowledge. It provided two scholarships for Masters by research and two scholarships for Ph.D. students in UTHM.


S60319/02
Green Activity:
National Innovation and Invention Competition 2019

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Date:
21 March 2019

Place/Venue:
Dewan Wawasan, Jitra, Kedah

Participants:
Students and Lecturers from Diploma Study Centre (PPD)

Description:
Diploma Study Centre (PPD), UTHM had sent 5 groups of students and 3 lecturers to National Innovation and Invention Competition through Exhibition (iCompEx 2019) in Dewan Wawasan, Jitra, Kedah. The purpose of this competition is to highlight the research findings to the public and as a continuous effort to produce innovation and new creation. With the estimated total of 600 participants from various institutions from primary schools until public and private universities. Throughout the competition, UTHM had received 5 medals altogether; 2 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and 2 bronze medals. More proudly, one of their research, The Food Waste Composter Machine product has secured the gold medal and third place for Category C which is Machinery, Equipment and Manufacturing Process) and received the cash prize of RM 300. Other research papers that had received medals were Industrial Training Assessment System (ITAS) 2.0 (Gold), Jom Jelajah Semenanjung (Silver), Eco-Friendly Acoustic Panel Using Grated Coconut (Bronze) and Mango Fruit Picker (Bronze).

The Food Waste Composter Machine is one of the product will helping the globe achieve zero food waste by providing composting solutions for all kinds of businesses and to achieve its sustainability goals.


S60319/03
Green Activity:
World Water Day 2019

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Date:

24 March 2019

Place/Venue:
Pantai Merdeka, Kuala Muda, Kedah

Participants:
A student from the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK) and a student from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Environment (FKAAS)

Description:
There were 2 representatives from Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia (UTHM) attended the launch of the 2019 World Water Day celebrations which was held on March 24, 2019, at Pantai Merdeka, Kuala Muda, Kedah. This competition was also held in line with the 2019 World Water Day theme “Leaving No One Behind” which focuses on sustainable management of freshwater resources. Throughout the event, both students received gold and silver medal accordingly. A student from the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK), Chee Ching Hui received a gold medal through her research paper entitled Designing A Trash Trap for Drainage. She also received an amount of cash prize of RM 750. This study was to design and produce a garbage trap that can be used to collect gross pollutants found in drains as an early stage of pollution prevention. This garbage trap can be varied for the adjustment of the drainage with multiple widths and has two filters with different hole sizes. Meanwhile, a student from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and the Environment (FKAAS), Mohamad Fahmi Ibrahim had won a silver medal through his thesis entitled UTHM Campus Water Quality Mapping Using UAV Multispectral Aircraft. This student has also received the cash prize of RM 450. According to his thesis, this study was conducted to ma the quality of water at the lake in UTHM to ensure the water quality is always in good condition.


S60319/04
Green Activity:
Portable Flow Inspector (PFI)

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Date:

24 March 2019

Place/Venue:
Innovation & Commercialization Center (ICC), UTHM

Participants:
Ts. Dr. Elmy Johana binti Mohamad, Prof. Ts. Dr. Ruzairi bin Abdul Rahim, Hanis Liyana binti Mohmad Ameran and Ahmad Azahari bin Hamzah.

Description:
Portable Flow Inspector (PFI) is the novel flow inspector for multi-phase flow imaging. The system can be used to monitor the flow velocity profile measurement and monitor the cross-sectional material distribution of multiphase liquid (water, gas, and oil) and visualize the image in a real-time manner. The PFI is portable and can be installed on industrial pipeline easily using the clamp-on technique. The product consists of 16 electrodes with a portable sensor that can be used for measuring the permittivity distribution of a mixture of 2 dielectric materials inside a closed vessel. It is a non-invasive, non-destructive and on-line technique. The integration intelligent electrode sensing circuit on each electrode sensor, (embedded on a single plate). The researchers incorporated in this system are Ts. Dr. Elmy Johana binti Mohamad, Prof. Ts. Dr. Ruzairi bin Abdul Rahim, Hanis Liyana binti Mohmad Ameran and Ahmad Azahari bin Hamzah. This system also used to monitor the flow pattern pumped along pipes without invading the process and the process separation become more efficient. This application reduced the cost purchasing, time of operation and maintenance. The system can be commercialized and be preferable to be a flow instrument that highly demands the third parties to use for oil palm plantation, cooking oil and oil production.


S60319/05
Green Activity:
Short Course 2019


Date:

26 March 2019

Place/Venue:
Room 3, DTMI Hall

Participants:
Students

Description:
A short course by Dr. Shazarel Shamsudin was arranged to help students on how to organize research materials and facilitate a comprehensive literature review within a short period. It was organized by Micropollutant Research Centre (MPRC) UTHM.


APRIL 2019

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Green Activity:
A Versatile Statistics Tools Purpose-built for Scientist, not Statisticians.

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Date:

2 April 2019

Place/Venue:
Hall 4, DTMI.

Participants:
Dr. Adel Ali Saeed and UTHM students

Description:
A short course was delivered by Dr. Adel Ali Saeed as a speaker who has shared his knowledge and experience on graph pad prism. This short course introduces a new statistical software program for research application instead of describing the basic elements required for working on graph pad prism. Next, explaining the application of graph pad prism in the research papers and how to read the graph generated from graph pad prism.


S60419/02
Green Activity:
Knowledge Sharing Session on Ambient Air Quality in UTHM Campus (Heavy Metals).

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Date:
4 April 2019

Place/Venue:
Meeting Room 1, FKAAS

Participants:
UTHM students

Description:
Nowadays the abrupt growth of factories and facilities in Malaysia has caused problems towards air pollution. Due to improper town planning some factory located nearby the residence and academic institution. UTHM is surrounded by industrial and construction areas. As we know, it is located near a factory. Based on a previous study, the residence in UTHM campus is facing a serious level of air pollution. The factory emitted smoke that maybe contains dangerous compounds almost every day. Hence, it is important to create awareness among UTHM communities about the ambient air quality in UTHM campus. On 4th April 2019, Micropollutant Research Centre from FKAAS has organized a knowledge sharing session on ambient air quality in UTHM campus. Speaker appointed was Dr. Nor Amani Filzah. The main focus of the session is on the effect of heavy metals on ambient air quality in UTHM. Throughout the session, there is a link of google form been shared by the speaker. A Google form is about air quality in UTHM area and created by a committee of Micro-Pollutant Research Centre (MPRC), FKAAS to investigate the public awareness on ambient air pollution in UTHM/Parit Raja areas.


S60419/03
Green Activity:
Built Environment Undergraduate Research Competition (BEURC 2019)

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Date:

4 April 2019

Place/Venue:
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur

Participants:
15 students, 5 lecturers

Description:
A total of 5 groups of students of the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK), UTHM had joined a competition in Built Environment Undergraduate Research Competition (BEURC 2019) at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. This competition can highlight the potential of students through the formation and development of psychomotor skills, communication, and student self-esteem. Throughout the competition, the students had achieved 7 medals altogether (3 gold medals, 2 silver medals, and 2 special awards) through their degree thesis in. One of the student’s group leader, Syahirah Ishak and her team had received 3 medals (Gold Medal, Excellence Research Award and Outstanding Undergraduate Award) through her research entitled Development of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Waste for Sound and Thermal Properties with some assistance and guideline from their supervisor, Kamarul Aini Mohd Sari. Furthermore, there were 2 groups of students had achieved gold medal with the title of research of Development of Assessment Building Using Mobile Application at Tun Syed Nasir Residential College, UTHM and A Study on UTHM Student Consciousness About Fires in Pagoh Residential College. Meanwhile, the 2 research papers that achieved silver medals are Development of Stair and Mobility to Assist the Elderly to Climb Chairs and A Product Development on Grease Trap Kitchen Sink for Residential Use.


S60419/04
Green Activity:
Response Surface Methodology (RSM) of Statistical Method: Relationship Between Various Variables.

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Date:

10 April 2019

Place/Venue:
Hall 3, DTMI

Participants:
UTHM postgraduates students

Description:
The objective of the program is to guide participants with a systematic and efficient way of conducting experiments. Besides, to enable participants to present experimental results in the simplest and clearest way so that the right conclusions can be drawn easily, despite the variability presented in the data. By joining this short course, participants will be able to optimize the experimental data using the response surface methodology (RSM) design.


S60419/05
Green Activity:
CareInAnalyzer application introduction to school students

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Date:
29 April 2019

Place/Venue:
Maktab Rendah Sains MARA Batu Pahat

Participants:
Students from MRSM Batu Pahat and five other schools around Parit Sulong

Description:
In conjunction with the Career Fair organized by Batu Pahat Maktab Rendah Sains Mara which was held on 29 April 2019, ICT focus group as Enabler (iCAN), Department of Information Technology, Center for Diploma Studies has participated in promoting UTHM to students who will sit for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM ) in 2019. Students attending the exhibition are MRSM students of Batu Pahat and five other schools around Parit Sulong.

The exhibition is aimed at providing information on courses offered at public and private universities, providing information to students about the requirements of the program’s entry and career direction. On that occasion, iCAN’s focus group members introduced the CareInAnalyzer app that had been developed to school students who attended the exhibition.

The CareInAnalytics app is an application based on interest, personality and a tendency assessment that measures one’s self through 180 features. The feature data will be matched accurately to career trends based on the theory of Holland’s career choice. CareInAnalyzer will also match the data to six personality groups introduced by Holland, Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Entrepreneur and Conventional (RIASEC).


MAY 2019

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Green Activity:
Natural & Organic Product Advancement: Implication, Challenge and Marketing Strategy from Industry Perspective

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Date:
20 May 2019

Place/Venue:
Dewan Auditorium 1, Bangunan Gunasama, Hub Pendidikan Tinggi Pagoh

Participants:
UTHM students

Description:
The cooperation from JTKA and JTKK has organized a talk session from the industry that was held on May 20, 2019. Speaker appointed was En. Hariz Haikal bin Haji Nasuha, the Director of Nasuha Herba dan Rempah Karya Sari Sdn. Bhd. Various activities have taken place including discussion and presentation of innovative products of student creativity. The students also received donations of two accommodation vouchers worth RM 500 for a group that has successfully presented the best innovations. The talk was included the involvement of Nasuha Herbs Nasuha Herbs Restaurant and PM Ts. Dr. Nor Haslina Hashim as program coordinator.

 


JULY 2019

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Green Activity:
UTHM and STMicroelectronics Sdn. Bhd to collaborate in the STEM field

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Date:
29 July 2019

Place/Venue:
Level 5, Tunku Tun Aminah Library, UTHM.

Participants:
Professor Ts. Dr. Wahid Razally (Vice-Chancellor UTHM), Professor Ts. Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim ( Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation), Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Omar (Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering) and Mr. Yoong Wee Shern (STM Deputy General Manager).

Description:
As a mark of support in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in association with STMicroelectronics Sdn. Bhd. (STM) agreed to hold collaborative programs in academia and research involving microprocessors and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. To realize this collaboration, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony was held on 29 July 2019, located in Level 5, Tunku Tun Aminah Library. UTHM was represented by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ts. Dr. Wahid Razzaly while STM was represented by their General Manager, Mr. Tan Chun Sheng.

Also presented were Professor Ts. Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim (UTHM Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation), Associate Professor Dr. Rosli Omar (Dean of the Faculty of Electrical and Electronics Engineering) and Mr. Yoong Wee Shern (STM Deputy General Manager).

One of the key points of the MoU was that STM will donate the wire welding machine to UTHM for the purpose of academic training as well as high impact research. Meanwhile, UTHM academics, researchers and students gave the opportunity to conduct industry-wide training at STMicroelectronics plant, Tanjong Agas, Muar.

In addition, the collaboration aims to further enhance STEM programs at schools around Batu Pahat and Muar. Recent technological exposures as a result of IoT research can be a catalyst for students to delve into the much-needed STEM fields. Meanwhile, Mr. Tan Chun Sheng expressed his gratitude for UTHM’s willingness to work with his company to develop more innovative and commercially viable innovation products in the global marketplace. According to him, the collaboration will also benefit STMs where researchers and students can be involved in the research. With this, STM will not lack the skilled labor to complete the projects requested by the customer.


AUGUST 2019

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Green Activity:
FKMP Organized CFDRI 2019 to Build International Research Network

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Date:
03 August 2019 until 04 August 2019

Place/Venue:
Integrated Science Building, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.

Participants:
Lecturers from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing (FKMP)

Description:

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing (FKMP), University of Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in collaboration with the University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Prince of Songkhla University (PSU) hosted the 3rd International Conference of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Research and Industry 2019 (CFDRI2019) on August 3 and 4 at the Integrated Science Building, University of Brunei Darussalam, Brunei.

The conference, which has been chaired by the FKMP since 2015, is the third such event, after the first in Malaysia and the second in Thailand. The two-day CFDRI2019 is being held in conjunction with the International Conference on Integrated Technologies (ICIT) 2019, which is jointly organized by UTHM, PSU, and UBD. CFDRI2019 serves as a platform for researchers to share their knowledge, ideas, and findings with regional and international researchers. The conference, entitled “Emerging Research Beyond Fluid Boundaries”, also gave the delegate’s exposure to the power of research in the field of fluid dynamics and related fields.

The conference was hosted by Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Norasikin Mat Isa from UTHM was the first Lecturer, followed by Assistant Professor Dr. Abul Kalam Azad of UBD and Assistant Professor Dr. Taweekun Depot from PSU. A total of 50 conference papers were presented during the conference and all of them will be published in SCOPUS indexed journals.


S60819/02
Green Activity:
Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) Signing Ceremony Between UTHM and CREAM

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Date:
05 August 2019

Place/Venue:
Level 5, Tunku Tun Aminah Library, UTHM

Participants:
Prof Ts. Dr. Ruzairi Abdull Rahim (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation), Dato’ Ir. Rohaizi Mohd Jusoh (Chief Executive Officer, CREAM)

Description:
KANZU Research, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in collaboration with Construction Research of Institute Malaysia (CREAM), Construction Industry Development Board of Malaysia (CIDB) has agreed to collaborate on a research project involving a project called A Collaborative Multi-Agency Platform for Building Resilient Communities (MOBILISE).

To realize this cooperation, a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was held on 5 August 2019 in Level 5, Tunku Tun Aminah Library, UTHM. UTHM was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Ts. Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim while CREAM was represented by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CREAM, Dato Ir. Rohaizi Mohd Jusoh.

In 2017, the research group, KANZU Research: Resilient Built Environment received a research grant form Engineering Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), United Kingdom (UK). With this MOBILISE research grant, a researcher from CREAM has been sponsored by the University of Salford, UK to pursue a Ph.D. in the university in the field of Critical Infrastructure & Disaster Resilient for three years.

The collaboration agreement also stated that KANZU Research, UTHM donated RM 280,000 to CREAM while CREAM donated RM 60,000 to UTHM to cover the expenses of the research. Both of these donations will be used to sponsor a student selected by CREAM and UTHM to further their Ph.D. level studies. At the ceremony, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Ts Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim stated that this sponsored researcher was able to create and devise an idea of an innovation that would make this MOBILISE project a success.


S60819/03
Green Activity:
Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony Between UTHM and Futurise Sdn. Bhd.

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Date:
05 August 2019

Place/Venue:
Level 5, Tunku Tun Aminah Library, UTHM.

Participants:
Prof Ts. Dr. Ruzairi Abdull Rahim (Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation), Mr. Mahadhir Aziz (Chief Executive Officer, Futurise Sdn. Bhd.)

Description:
KANZU Research, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in collaboration with Futurise Sdn. Bhd. has agreed to collaborate on a research project involving a project called ‘A Collaboration Multi-Agency Platform for Building Resilient Communities’Communities (MOBILISE).

To realize this cooperation, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was held on 5 August 2019 in Level 5, Tunku Tun Aminah Library, UTHM. UTHM was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Ts. Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim while Futurise Sdn. Bhd was represented by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Mahadhir Aziz.

In 2017, the research group KANZU Research: Resilient Built Environment received a research grant from the Engineering Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), United Kingdom (UK). At the ceremony, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Professor Ts. Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim stated that this sponsored researcher was able to create and devise an idea of innovation that would make this MOBILISE project a success.

He added that the two-party collaboration would provide better results for the MOBILISE project, especially in developing an integrated digital infrastructure for various national disaster management agencies to reduce the impact of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) on Malaysian communities. At the same time, the UTHM-Futurise collaboration will also see a joint venture in promoting MOBILISE Malaysia nationwide.

Also presented at the event were Sr. Dr. Mohd Lizam Mohd Diah (Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Business Management), Associate Professor Dr. Nor Hazana Abdullah (Deputy Dean Research Development & Publication) and Sr. Dr. Noralfishah Sulaiman (Head Researcher of KANZU Research: Resilient Built Environment.


S60819/04
Green Activity:
5th International Conference on the Application of Science and Mathematics 2019 (SCIEMATHIC2019)

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Date:
14 August 2019

Place/Venue:
Hotel Novotel, Melaka.

Participants:
YBhg. Prof. No. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly, UTHM Vice-Chancellor with YBhg. Prof. Dr. Ir. Mochamad Ashari, Rector of ITS, YBhg. Prof. Dr. Edy Tri Baskoro, ITB, YBhg. Mr. Wan Azli Wan Ismail, General Manager of MIMOS Semiconductor (M) Sdn. Bhd. and YBhg. Mr. Najman Kamaruddin, Executive Director of Significant Technology Sdn. Bhd.

Description:
5th International Conference On The Application of Science and Mathematics 2019 (SCIEMATHIC2019) and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) between UTHM and the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), the Ninth Institute of Technology (ITS), MIMOS Semiconductor (M) Sdn. Bhd. and Significant Technology (SigTech) Sdn. Bhd. located in Hotel Novotel, Malacca.

The 5th International Conference on The Application of Science and Mathematics 2019 (SCIEMATHIC2019) organized by the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) and the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) session was concluded by YBhg. Prof. No. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly, UTHM Vice-Chancellor with YBhg. Prof. Dr. Ir. Mochamad Ashari, Rector of ITS, YBhg. Prof. Dr. Edy Tri Baskoro, ITB, YBhg. Mr. Wan Azli Wan Ismail, General Manager of MIMOS Semiconductor (M) Sdn. Bhd. and YBhg. Mr. Najman Kamaruddin, Executive Director of Significant Technology Sdn. Bhd. The MoU was witnessed by YBhg. Dato ‘Dr. Mohd Sofi Osman, Chairman of UTHM Board of Directors. Also present were senior university officials and delegates from ITS, ITB, MIMOS and SigTech. This conference brought together 150 participants from across the country to discuss science and math issues based on the theme “Synergy Through Diversity in Science and Mathematics”.


S60819/05
Green Activity:
Engaging Session With The Key Player Partner at Simpang Renggam District, Kluang

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Date:
25 August 2019

Place/Venue:
Dewan Muafakat Majlis Daerah Simpang Renggam, Kluang

Participants:
Prof Datuk Dr. Wahid Razzaly (Vice-Chancellor University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia), YB Dr. Maszlee bin Malik (The Minister of Education of Malaysia and the Simpang Renggam Member of Parliament)

Description:
An engaging session with the key partner at Dewan Muafakat Majlis Daerah Simpang Renggam, Kluang, Johor. The ceremony was officiated by YB Dr. Maszlee bin Malik, the Minister of Education for Malaysia and the Simpang Renggam Member of Parliament.

UTHM is one of the Public Universities involved directly with the industry through a combination of expertise in research and innovation activities. RECESS is committed to helping achieve the aspirations of a nation that involves the local community & industry,


S60819/06
Green Activity:
Transforming knowledge related to soft soil for the benefit of the local community

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Date:

29 August 2019

Place/Venue:
Kampung Sawah Sagil, Ayer Hitam

Participants:
Local leaders Kg. Sawah Sagil & Local Authorities, Pm Dr. Zaidi Embong and Dr. Hj Faizal

Description:
RECESS, Institut Kejuruteraan Integrasi (IIE) is committed to transforming knowledge related to soft soil for the benefit of the local community.

This time we are with local leaders Kg. Sawah Sagil & Local Authorities are exploring solutions and improvements for the benefit of this village and the state of Johor in general.

Thank you and congratulations to Pm Dr. Zaidi Embong & Dr. Hj Faizal for this initiative.


SEPTEMBER 2019

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Green Activity:
RECESS-CREAM Meeting

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Date:

9 September 2019

Place/Venue:
Sunway Putra Tower, Kuala Lumpur

Participants:
CREAM’s CEO, Dato’ Ir Rozaimi & team, Giken (Japan) Limited & Koye (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Description:
Research Centre for Soft Soil (RECESS), Institute of Integrated Engineering, UTHM is committed to facilitating the Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM) with the cutting edge silent piling technology from Japan.

Thank you to CREAM’s CEO, Dato’ Ir Rozaimi & team for the opportunity. Thank you too for Giken (Japan) Limited & Koye (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. in supporting the meeting with many success stories in Malaysia. Together we could shape a better & safer construction industry in Malaysia


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FPTV Builder Program develops TVET students Character

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Date:
12 September 2019 until 14 September 2019

Place/Venue:
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education (FPTV), UTHM.

Participants:
Around 149 first-year students from the Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education (FPTV)

Description:
The Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education (FPTV) of the Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) complemented the Bachelor of Vocational Education (ISMPV), undergraduate students in driving the TVET needs of the country by implementing the Teacher-Build (BIGV) program on 12 until 14 September 2019.

The BIGV program was one of the obligatory attendance (HW) programs implemented by FPTV as an initiative to place TVET’s importance in mainstream education to produce sustainable quality TVET graduates. The program involved the participation of 194 first-year ISMPV students for three days and two nights in FPTV. According to the BIGV Program Coordinator, Mrs. Noorazman Abd Samad, the program was covered three types of modules namely (1) Lecture and theory; (2) Physical and camping; and (3) Community and spiritual services. This module also covered various aspects to ensure that FPTV students are formed from the beginning of the study so that the TVET student character can be better polished.

For the closing ceremony, the organizer held the Yasin Reading Session with the community at Parit Jelutong mosque and a religious talk entitled “If This is My Last Day” delivered by the UTHM Mosque Imam, Ustaz Abdul Aziz Ahmad.


S60919/03
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PECIPTA ’19 Introduces New Award for Special Education Category

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Date:
22 September 2019 until 23 September 2019

Place/Venue:
Dewan Sultan Ibrahim, UTHM

Participants:
Around 500 participants from a different level of education.

Description:

Organizing the conference and Expo Creation of International Higher Education Institutions 2019 (PECIPTA ’19) was held on 22nd and 23rd September 2019, located in Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM). This competition committee unveiled a new special award category, Special Education Innovation Level Nationality. A total of 27 teams were participated from various schools as well as special education schools under the management of the Special Education Division, Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE).

The award was created to help students with special needs (MBK) in their schooling sessions. Among the projects being contested are the skills of making noodles among special children, agricultural innovation projects and facility innovations to aid the movement of students. The project from Special Education SMK Setapak titled Siratul Mustaqim, an innovation on how to help visually impaired students to run without the help of a running guide, was selected as the Special Award recipient by Preston Geocem Sdn. Bhd.

Meanwhile, SK Bandar Laguna Merbok integrated special education (PPKI) program has won the Special Education Innovation Champion Award and brought home RM500 worth of trophy and cash. The school created an innovation called “PPKI Street Helps Special Education Students Learn in color and Road Symbols” aimed at providing road safety education to these special students.

According to the chairman of PECIPTA ’19 Special Education Innovation Competition Subcommittee, Mr. Mohd Azlis Sani Md., this year’s PECIPTA organizing event attracted the attention of primary and secondary teachers. He added that most of the participating teachers expressed their gratitude for being selected to represent their respective states in the competition.


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FAST hold medals at PECIPTA ’19 and RISE ’19

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Date:
22 September 2019 until 23 September 2019

Place/Venue:
Dewan Sultan Ibrahim, UTHM

Participants:
Around 500 participants from a different level of education.

Description:

Researchers from the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) have collected medals at the International Higher Institutions of Education (PECIPTA ’19) Conference & Expo and Research Symposium 2019 (RISE ’19) at the Sultan Ibrahim Hall, UTHM held on 22nd September 2019 until 24th September 2019. FAST has won four medals; one gold medal and three bronze medals at PECIPTA ’19. Meanwhile, in RISE’19, FAST has won 23 medals altogether; nine gold medals, 11 silver medals, and two bronze medals.

For the record, eight awards were contested at PECIPTA ’19; (1) The Pitch Award, (2) PECIPTA Award, (3) Special Education Innovation Champion, (4) Tip Winner STEM Young Inventor, (5) Top Winner Fundamental, (6) Top Winner Innovation, (7) Top Winner Commercialization, and (8) Best of the Best. While six awards were contested in RISE 2019 which were Applied Research, Education, Management, Humanitarian & Social Science, Engineering Science & Technology, Fundamental, Information Technology & Communication and Innovative.


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Green Activity
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Technical Visit and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Signing Ceremony Between UTHM and Brunel University

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Date:
30 September 2019

Place/Venue:
Brunel University, London

Participants:
7 Representatives from UTHM and 10 representatives from Brunel University

Description:
On 30th September 2019, UTHM delegates led by Prof. Datuk Ts. Dr. Wahid Razzaly, Vice-Chancellor of UTHM, together with Dr. Shahmir Hayyan Sanusi, Head of International Mobility Department visited Brunel University in London. This visit was a follow-up visit initiated by Associate Professor Dr. Raidi Ibrahim last year, who still has active research collaboration with his former supervisor at Brunel University, Professor Kao Cheng.

UTHM delegates had a fruitful discussion with the members of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, focusing on potential research collaboration and student exchange programs. The delegates had visited a few research facilities within the department which strongly focused on machining and manufacturing.

In conjunction with the visit, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony was held between Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and Brunel University, London. This new partnership provides opportunities for UTHM students, academic staff, and researchers to collaborate on certain research projects that will be beneficial for both parties.


OCTOBER 2019

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Green Activity:
UTHM is in Partnership with Gadijah Muda University, Indonesia.

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Date:
02 October 2019

Place/Venue:
Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST), UTHM

Participants:
Lecturers from the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST) and representatives from Universiti of Gadjah Muda, Indonesia.

Description:
The joint venture between the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology (FAST), Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and University of Gadjah Muda (UGM), Indonesia continued with the implementation of several activities for the benefit of both parties. This is to ensure that the planned activities can be realized. FAST had received a response from the Faculty of Mathematics and General Science (FMIPA) Delegation, the University of Gadjah Muga on 2nd October 2019.

The UGM representatives were led by Dr. Nurul Hidayat, Deputy Dean of Academics; Dr. Ari Suparwanto, Head of the Mathematics Department; Professor Dr. Ch. Rini, Chair of Mathematics Studies Program; Dr. Abdurrachman, Chair of the Statistical Studies Program and Dr. Danardono, Chair of the Actuarial Science Studies Program. For the record, FAST has previously signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Faculty of Biology at UGM and various collaborative activities have been carried out. Among them was the student exchange program (inbound and outbound credit mobility). Since 2018, in addition to the FAST staff also being invited to speak at the UGM scientific program to share knowledge, expertise, and experience with UGM residents. In addition to the academic field, research activities were also actively carried out between FAST and the Faculty of Biology, UGM.

FAST also continued to expand its international cooperation with FMIPA where both sides share expertise in the same field to science and technology. Academic programs such as Bachelor of Science (Mathematics Technology) with honors and Bachelor of Science (Industrial Statistics) with honors from FAST as seen as potential for student exchange activities with FMIPA through the Bachelor of Mathematics and Bachelor of Statistics. Meanwhile, FAST also identified other collaborations that could be implemented in various fields including physics and chemistry.

According to Dean of FAST, Associate Professor Ts. Dr. Mohd Kamarulzaki Mustafa will benefit from both sides, especially in academics. “With this cooperation, there are many opportunities for both sides to cover various aspects such as academics, research, conference, scholarly consultation and so on,” he said. He also hoped that this collaboration would also strengthen the areas of science and technology that had become a priority for the development of society in Malaysia and Indonesia.


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Green Activity:
FPTV Welcomes The Students From Bachelor of Technology Undergraduate Program

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Date:
02 October 2019

Place/Venue:
Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education (FPTV), UTHM

Participants:
176 students from Bachelor of Technology, FPTV.

Description:
Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) and the Faculty of Technical and Innovation Education (FPTV) welcomed 176 students from the streams of the Malaysian Vocational Diploma (DVM) and Malaysian Skills Diploma (DKM). The students who came from various channels of TVET provider institutions in Malaysia will be pursuing sic Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) program, Bachelor of Building Construction Technology with Honors, Bachelor of Cooling Technology and Air Conditioning with Honors, Masters Bachelor of Electronic Automation Technology with Honors, Bachelor of Electrical Maintenance System Technology with Honors, Bachelor of Welding Technology with Honors and Bachelor of Food Service Technology with honors.

According to B.Tech Malaysian Technical University Network (MTUN) Executive Committee Member, Mr. Mohd Rohiat, the entry for September this year was the first outing of FPTV to DVM and DKM graduates via the UTHM online application route as well as through the Student Admission Management Division (UPU). He also said that the agenda of transforming TVET, which was set out in the 10MP, was a turning point in the TVET education landscape in Malaysia. He added that with the pathways and articulations that MTUN has developed through this TVET empowerment initiatives, these DVM and DKM graduates will have the opportunities to expand their skills and knowledge in line with UTHM’s goal of producing professional graduates.

FPTV will continue to support the government’s desire to breathe new life into the TVET Malaysia stream while elevating TVET’s reputation as a mainstream educational alternative rather than a second-class alternative to the negative perception.


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Green Activity:
FTK Gives Powerful Thinker of High School Students Through STEM Activities

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Date:
03 October 2019

Place/Venue:
Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Naning, Muar.

Participants: 
Students from SK Bukit Naning and students from the Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK)

Description:
To reinforce the thinking of high school students, the Graduate Department (JSIS), Faculty of Engineering Technology (FTK), UTHM Pagoh Educational Hub organized community service and STEM Connection Program with 64 students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Naning, Muar on 3rd October 2019. According to the Program Director, Nur Athirah Huzaisham, the main purpose of the program was to foster rural students’ interest in learning related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Besides, the organization also aimed to increase the motivation of the students involved through the implementation of seven specially designed modules covering critical thinking, environmental awareness, and Science and Technology. Head of FTK Graduate Department, Ts. Dr. Azrin Hani Abdul Rashid, who was also the Program Advisor, said she hoped that community activities could be used as a mental, physical and physical therapy for UTHM students to continue their excellence in education and to produce knowledgable and balance individuals in life. The organization has received strong support from the Centre for Career and Alumni Development (PKKA) and UTHM Graduate Studies Centre (PPS). Most of the facilitators were UTHM alumni who were currently pursuing postgraduate studies in FTK. Additionally, the involvement of students from the FTK Engineering Technology Club (ETEC) through the robotic exhibition received a tremendous response.

Meanwhile, the community service and STEM connectivity program also received positive reactions from teachers and students. The school was very pleased to have its students involved in such a program to enhance their higher-level thinking and to make them more independent and more inclusive.


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Green Activity:
Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) Signing Ceremony Between UTHM and Hewlett-Packard (M) Sdn. Bhd.

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Date:
08 October 2019

Place/Venue:
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FSKTM), UTHM

Participants:
Lecturers from the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FSKTM) and representatives from Hewlett-Packard  (M) Sdn. Bhd.

Description:
The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) Signing Ceremony organized by the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FSKTM) and Information Technology Centre (PTM), UTHM. The signing ceremony was officiated by YBhg. Prof. Datuk Ts. Dr. Wahid bin Razzaly, Vice-Chancellor of UTHM and the industry partnership was represented by YBrs. Mr. Justin Chiah, Senior Director of Hewlett-Packard (M) Sdn. Bhd. (HPE). This ceremony enlightened by the attended university officials and delegates from HPE. Throughout the event, HPE Aruba contributed RM 2.6 million in network equipment in the FSKTM Laboratory.