Great news for Malaysia during the second day of the 2019 Shell Eco-marathon Asia. As the technical inspection ends on the second day, all five Malaysian team passed their respective technical inspection. This news will fire up their spirit as the chances to go head on to the World Championship is up for grab for them. Two (2) teams is competing in the Hydrogen class ( Team Monash UC – Monash University & UiTM Eco-Planet – Universiti Teknologi Mara, UiTM) and three (3) teams is competing in the Battery Electric class (Genesis UTAR – Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, UTAR, Grüne Welt – Multimedia University, MMU & Universiti Malaysia Pahang – UMP-Tech).
Another good news during the 2019 SEMA is an MoU exchange took place between Shell Malaysia and six universities on a collaboration towards developing talent in energy efficiency using technological and innovative solutions. The MoU Exchange was witnessed by Yang Berusaha Dr Zaid bin Omar, Director of Student Development, Department of Higher Learning, Student Development, Ministry of Education and Datuk Iain Lo, Chairman of Shell Malaysia. The universities involved in the MoU exchange were Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP), Monash University Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), Multimedia University (MMU) and Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
Also, Shell with the support from the Department of Higher Learning, Ministry of Education extended a special invitation to all Malaysian universities to be part of Shell Eco-marathon Access (SEM Access). There were about 24 universities and 11 industry partners who participated in the SEM Access session. This session aims to increase the quality of student participation in SEM Asia by encouraging a holistic partnership between industry partners and the universities. Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd introduced SEM Asia to the guests for the day that comprised largely of universities and industry partners.
“SEM Access is a platform for future participating universities, seasoned teams, alumni and business partners to come together to discuss, design and decide how to shape the future of energy together. With SEM Access, we introduced our local universities to SEM Asia, to get them interested and excited about participating in future events. The networking session with corporate and industry partners provided an insight into the innovative capability and talent of our students, and we hope that these corporations will extend their support to future SEM Asia Malaysian teams,” shared Shairan Huzani Husain, Managing Director of Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd and Shell Timur Sdn Bhd.
He further added that SEM Access is aligned with Shell’s purpose to power progress together by providing more and cleaner energy solutions, and our commitment to elevate Malaysians’ talent, capabilities and resources globally.