INNOVATION Day 2023 at First City University College’s Faculty of Engineering and Computing graduation showcase revealed the boundless ingenuity of the students.
In her welcome speech the university’s vice-chancellor Prof Dr Saw Sor Heoh said that the event was a testament to the great potential of the graduating students.
“Their cutting-edge projects are a reflection of the technical and problem-solving skills they mastered during their studies,” she said.
The opening ceremony at First City Hall was officiated by Science, Technology, and Innovation Ministry’s STI Services and Acculturation Division secretary Nik Kamaruzaman Nik Husin.
Also present were the university’s director Tan Sri Teo Chiang Liang and Faculty of Engineering and Computing dean Asst Prof Mah Siew Kien along with industry leaders and government agency officials.
Nik Kamaruzaman commended the Faculty of Engineering and Computing for bringing together representatives from various fields within the science, technology and innovation sector so they could engage directly with the graduating students.
“This demonstrates the faculty understands the importance of bridging the gap between academia and industry, and also the significance of providing students with real-world exposure.”
More than 30 projects were presented by the graduating students.
The event also featured exhibitors from various institutions including Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysian Nuclear Agency and SMK Seksyen 9 Shah Alam, which showed off their acclaimed projects from the F1 in Schools World Grand Finals.
A panel of industry leaders, experts and faculty members along with exhibition visitors cast their votes for the most impressive projects presented.
Two Best Project Awards were granted in the engineering and computing category while five exceptional projects received recognition through the Most Popular Projects Awards.