UiTM Eco-Planet Team, 3rd Place winner for UrbanConcept, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Category with Thomas Kurt Schaefer, Global Market Development Manager – Linde Hydrogen FuelTech (second from left) and Dr Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) (second from right)

UiTM Eco-Planet made the headline for the third day of the 2019 Shell Eco-marathon Asia. Competing in the UrbanConcept Hydrogen Fuel Cell class, the team managed to secure a third place finish as the competition, the first night race in the history of Shell Eco-marathon globally, was a new experience for both the spectators and participants. The podium finish also allowed UiTM Eco-Planet to join Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship.

D’haziq Wazieen Saidin, team manager for UiTM Eco-Planet said “We are very happy to have made an achievement in the UrbanConcept mileage challenge and are very thankful to our lecturers, parents and UiTM for all their support. Last year, our team competed however, we did not achieve a notable win. We used that experience as a learning curve to come back this year and further improve ourselves, and this time we managed to win the third place allowing us to qualify for Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship.”

Full results and team information can be found here.

Shell continues encouraging young Malaysian to take up STEM with #MyGeekMovement 2019 competition

Shell Malaysia also held their #MyGeekMovement 2019 competition at the third day of the Make The Future Live Malaysia 2019. This year winner is Techie Monkey from SMK Bintulu, Sarawak emerged the national champion where the competition requires teams to design ‘Sustainable Living Systems’ inventions.

The wining team which comprises Darren Lee Hua Ee, Wendy Lim Yii Ann and Isaac Yong Wei Onn came up with an invention called iRecycle, that encourages users to recycle by making the process simple and rewarding. The app enables users to connect with recycling centres to arrange for pick-up while earning points.

“#MyGeekMovement has helped us to be innovative and think creatively in coming up with a solution to ease the process of recycling, which will encourage people to cultivate a sustainable green habit. Throughout our journey, we learnt the importance of working as a team to overcome hurdles and to always support each other. We are truly happy for our win and our aim is to implement our app in our neighbourhood, for a start and hopefully one day, it will be used by everyone around the world,” shared the team members of Techie Monkey on their future aspirations.

Six schools, two finalists each from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak participated in the national finals after emerging state winners and runners up of the state level #MyGeek-a-thon competition. The six finalists comprised SMK Bintulu and SMK Lutong, Miri from Sarawak; SM La Salle, Kota Kinabalu and SM Maktab Sabah, Kota Kinabalu from Sabah and SMK Aminuddin Baki, Kuala Lumpur and SMK Putrajaya Presint 11(1), Putrajaya from Peninsular Malaysia.

Info about #MyGeekMovement

#MyGeekMovement is Shell Malaysia’s social investment programme that aims to provide Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning content that complements the existing Malaysian school co-curricular structure. Launched in August 2017 with the support of the Ministry of Education, #MyGeekMovement involves students across fifteen schools in Sarawak, Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia to provide the experience and opportunity to gain hands-on STEM learning, with a focus on technology

In August 2017, Shell Malaysia introduced its STEM immersion programme called the #MyGeekMovement. With the support of the Ministry of Education, #MyGeekMovement selected about 225 secondary one students from fifteen schools across Malaysia. These students were given the opportunity to gain hands-on STEM learning, with a focus on technology.

MyGeekMovement provides learning content that complements the existing school co-curricular structure with a long-term goal to increase the number of students opting for science stream, while boosting interest in science and technology amongst the younger generation.

The programme gives students insights into the world of technology and innovation and encourages them to be innovative. It enables them to continue to grow their technological, critical, creative and innovative skill sets and challenges them to design and innovate solutions for real-world problems.

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