UNIVERSITI Tenaga Nasional (Uniten) has scored a double first. Not only will a Uniten team make it to the ImechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) finals in London, Britain, next month, it will also be the first team outside the UK to do so. Uniten’S ELITE team, comprising Dominic Hua Shi Hao, Lim See Beng, Ghoulesh and Tan Pong Seng, are participating in the final battle on March 5.
The prize? The championship trophy in the “Cooling the Planet” world finals. This is a challenge that provides engineers with the opportunity to showcase their skills and demonstrate the roles engineering plays in solving global warming issues. Participating teams will present feasible engineering alternatives to reverse the effects of the phenomena.
The Uniten team’s project entitled “Carbon Capturing Storage” will be pitted against two London-based teams, Faber Maunsell and Buro Happold in the Mitigation Approach category.
The other category, the Geo-engineering Approach, will see three all-UK teams up against each other.
Uniten won the honour to represent the region when its team emerged winners in the Asia Pacific regional heats in December last year.
Winners for the finals will each receive £500 (RM2,600) and consultations from Climate Scientist and other experts on making the winning idea a reality. The winning solution will also become part of Imeche’s environmental strategy and promoted to the media, policy-makers and the public.