A student at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Saw Yik Ting, placed second in the 2012 competition Accenture Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Forum Essay Competition recently.
The BSc student's essay entitled "Chemical Engineering, Future Trends & Value Chain Analysis Overview" won a cash prize of RM1, 000. The essay explained the issue of our uncertian future energy landscape.
"I believe that biofuels and solar energy are able to accommodate this problem because the source is renewable. I hope that the government will provide support and encouragement to this industry, "he said.
The main purpose of the Creative Energy competition in Malaysia is to get the best solution to overcome the problems of rapidly dwindling natural resources in Malaysia.
The prize was shared with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (Renewable Energy) student from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Vigren Radha.
Meanwhile, Six UPM students took first place at the Business Simulation Competition run by the Institute of Higher Learning (IPTA)
Commenting on the success of the group, chairman Lee Yoong NAD said he thought the commercialized innovations suggested in a simulation by the group will be used to help children who have dyslexia.
The team developed software that can help to detect whether children have dyslexia or not.
"If a child has a disorder, we offer a solution to the module, compact disk support and Tutor Software PHONIC textbooks," he said after presenting the prizes competition simulation universities here.
He hopes the product will be marketed through the company established the Braineo Solution Sdn. Bhd. before the end of this year.
The program was organized by Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM) in collaboration with Mypec Sdn Bhd, and was entered into by 17 universities that aim to encourage entrepreneurship among students at universities.
Advisory Group, Dr. Razman Ahmed Abdul Latiff from the Graduate School of Management, UPM said the group had been through a variety of simulated marketingm tests such as the establishment of the company, meeting investors, business transactions and discussions about bank loans.