The Master of Science (M.Sc.) candidate from the School of Materials and Mineral Resources, Lee Jo May, represented Malaysia in the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition (YPWLC) organized by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3) United Kingdom for young individuals under the age of 28.
YPWLC which has been held for 28 years provide opportunities for young researchers from all over the world to show their skills in delivering speeches by employing their communication skills in front of the judges and the audience regarding research findings in the field of materials, minerals and geology.
For the last five years, USM representatives comprising students from the School of Materials and Mineral Resources were chosen as winners in this competition and represented Malaysia at the world level.
This year, at the final level of the competition held from 18 to 22 September 2010 in Kuala Lumpur, Lee Jo May delivered a speech entitled "3(+1R) concept in solving plastic waste disposal". There were also excellent speakers from the United States of America, Singapore, Portugal, Hong Kong, Ireland and United Kingdom.
Lee Jo May was placed fourth while the participant from the United States of America, John Myer, was the Champion.
Among those who were members of the jury include David Jarreta from Brazil, Olaf Rapp from Rolls Royce Malaysia and Professor Ahmad Fauzi Mohd. Noor from Malaysia.