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APU bags awards at international arena with green solutions

Published by Afterschool.my on Aug 12, 2015, 04:17 pm

Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) celebrates its achievements at the recent Energy Innovation Challenge 2015.

The Energy Innovation Challenge in Singapore was held recently on 22-24 July 2015 in conjunction with the World Engineers Summit 2015. Organised by the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), the challenge provides an opportunity for students to design or invent a product to solve and demonstrate the use of an alternative source of energy.

Embracing the need for innovation within engineering and engaging with "green energy" solutions, students from the Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) entered the challenge with three teams qualifying as finalists in the competition. The three teams received First Runner Up, 4th Place and Finalist respectively.

Group Photo for both 1st Runner-up with our Guest-of-Honour, Mr Heng Swee Keaat, Minister for Education

Students from the APU Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology (FCET) participated and were accompanied by their mentor and dean, Prof Dr Ir Vinesh Thiruchelvam. Present at the competition with the students in Singapore, Prof Vinesh said, “We are proud of the students. These achievements are a true testament towards the education received at APU by these students which is based on interpersonal development, practical skills and industrial requirements in line with the Outcome Based Education (OBE) concept.”

APU Team 3 presenting during the Final of Energy Innovation Challenge

The APU Team A comprised Cleopatra Musa and Syed Abdullah. Called the "Eco-Friendly Weight Lifting Machine", team A integrated fitness with eco-friendly technology. This bagged the First Runner Up award with a cash prize of S$ 5,000 and a trophy.

APU Team C which comprised of Jasmine Kaur alone, received 4th Place with her innovative solution - "Eco-Friendly Ceiling Fan as an Alternative Approach to Air-Conditioners". On the other hand, Breena Theseira and Choon Yun Lim from Team B qualified into the grand finals with their project, "Infinite Loop".

Guest-of-Honour, Education Minister visiting APU Team3 booth

These achievements are celebrated by APU as a reflection of the problem-solving skills, creativity and innovation of their students at local as well as international arenas. APU is amongst Malaysia’s premier private universities that promotes several computer and technology as well as engineering programmes. The institution offers a wide range of degree programmes in collaboration with Staffordshire University, UK with Technology as a common core, including Information Technology, Engineering, Business & Management, Accounting, Quantitative Studies and Media. These programmes nurture students into professionals and prepare them for challenging careers and roles in business and society globally.

APU has earned an enviable reputation as an award-winning university through its achievements in winning a host of prestigious awards at national and international levels, such as at the Energy Innovation Challenge.

To learn more about APU, visit their Open Day this August 22, 2015 at 9.00a.m.-5.00p.m. Merit scholarships are also available.

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