PETALING JAYA: UEM Group Bhd, a key infrastructure company owned by Khazanah Nasional Bhd, is collaborating with Google Malaysia to stimulate the interests of secondary school students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects through an initiative to encourage digital innovation.
The corporate responsibility programme, known as Project STAR (share, think, ask, respond), will see both parties organising coding, circuitry and robotics makerthons for school-going students aged between 13 and 17. This programme, which will ride on an earlier initiative rolled out by UEM Group in 2015 with teaching provider, Chumbaka, involves lower-band schools located in and around Klang Valley.
The collaboration with Google Malaysia will see teams from Project STAR be given an opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges after which chosen groups will participate in Google’s Code-In, an annual global contest that introduces pre-university students to open source software development.
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