Student version of oil & gas conference

  • Education
  • Sunday, 26 May 2019

The workshop gave secondary school students the opportunity to explore drone technology and its applications in the oil, gas and energy industry.

THE Asia Oil & Gas Conference (AOGC) 2019 Student Programme was held from May 3 to 5 at Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor.

The Student Programme was established in 2017, to encourage secondary school students to better understand the fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0) and to support the Government’s initiatives in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

In line with AOGC 2019’s theme of “Forging A New Energy Future”, the four-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or commonly known as a “drone”, was chosen as the learning tool for this year’s Student Programme.

Sponsored by Petronas, ExxonMobil and Repsol, the student programme was supported by the Education Ministry and Petrosans as the collaborative partner.

AOGC 2019 organising committee chairman Mohd Yusri Mohamed Yusof at the launch, said this hands-on programme aims to expose students to the usage of technology in the oil, gas and energy industry.

“This gives them the opportunity to experience the latest innovative trends through exciting informal learning modules,” he added.

The Education Ministry’s Fully Residential School Management Division senior deputy director Aniza Kamaruzaman was also present.

Eighty students from 20 schools were selected to participate. They experienced a host of exciting informal learning programmes such as workshops, video projects, drone challenge and project pitching.

The first phase of the programme, which comprised workshops and video project submissions, took place from May 3 to 5 at Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor and Petrosains.

The second phase of the programme, comprising the drone challenge, project pitching and awards ceremony, will be held during AOGC 2019, from June 23 to 25 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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