Online drawing contest to focus on need to stay home


TO help keep your creative juices flowing, Tech Dome Penang will hold its first online drawing contest as part of its #stayhome awareness campaign during this pandemic.

The campaign is part of Tech Dome’s initiative in raising awarenesson the need to stay home to break the chain of infection.

Artworks submitted must depict ‘science element’ and the contest is divided into two categories — for those aged five to 12, and 13 to 17. There is no registration fee.

Once you have completed your art piece, tag your work on Tech Dome’s Facebook https://www.facebook.com/techdomepenang/ before June 14.

The artwork with most likes will secure added points.

To register, visit https://forms.gle/MqsStQAVcwgxNGyw9

Ten winners from each category will be awarded with a single complimentary admission pass to Tech Dome Penang in Komtar.

Apart from that, Tech Dome will also release daily videos — ‘Science Tips @ Home’ — on tips and tricks to keep yourself occupied during the stay at home period.

Check out Tech Dome’s Instagram or Facebook page for your science and tech content today.

Meanwhile, Tech Dome Penang and Penang Math Platform will hold an inter-school Grand STEM Challenge 2021 this year.

Activities will be held in July and August, leading up to the finale on Sept 10.

Similar to the event last year, this year’s virtual challenge is open to only lower secondary students.

Since it is an inter-school team event, registration can be made via the respective schools.

The event, supported by Penang STEM 4.0 and sponsored by Intel Technology Sdn Bhd, will see seven categories - Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Robotics, Games Design, Mathematics and English, being offered.

When Covid-19 hit Malaysia over a year ago, parents were concerned over the future of their school-going children, especially those wanting to pursue tertiary education.

Restrictions imposed by the authorities saw not only the social and economic sectors, but also the education field affected.

Institutions and schools had to resort to digital learning after face-to-face teaching and learning were banned, at least temporarily.

Parents, teachers and students were groping in the dark as to how to face the situation and to cushion the negative impact.

It was then Tech Dome, Penang Math Platform and Penang STEM 4.0 organised a Grand STEM Challenge last year to complement the mainstream education system by providing interesting and fun STEM-learning to students.

Last year’s event drew a participation of over 2,000 students from 39 schools in the four-month series.

Those keen on taking part in this year’s event, can register as under a team of three via the Penang STEM website at www.penangstem.com/gsc.

For more details, send an email to enquiry@penangstem.com or WhatsApp (016-458 4920/014-602 0796).

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