2019 EDUCATION OUTREACH

1) Reaching out to Orang Asli  (Malaysia Indigenous)

IEEE EDS Malaysia Chapter in collaboration with Perintis Youth Club IIUM Chapter and Kulliyyah of Engineering, International Islamic University Malaysia has organized a program named “Electronics Magic” for children from Orang Asli  (Malaysia Indigenous) Community from Asrama Darul Falah Kuala Lumpur (ASDAF). A total of 33 students, aged from 13-17 years old participated in the event. The students are supervised by 2 ASDAF guardians throughout the program.  In this program, the children are exposed to the beautiful world of science and electronics. By utilizing the easy to use Elenco Snap Circuits kits, students were able to learn about electronics through active learning. We believe it is important to touch their hearts through education that will make them realize how important they are to our local community. These young children and youth later will return to their Orang Asli community and be the inspirations to their younger generations which will improve their quality of lives in the future. The students’ feedbacks were positive as they could understand the basic theory by constructing simple electronic circuits.

Presentation by the participants

2) Facilitating learning experience for IIUM students

In the spirit of promoting the advancement of technology to university students, Elenco Snap Circuits kits have been used as part of teaching and learning process in Electronics course for Engineering students. The hands-on session comprises of many projects including transmitter-receiver, voice automated door bell, FM radio, automatic street light and optical transmitter-receiver. The students are divided into groups where they constructed the given projects to enhance their understanding in electronics. This session certainly has helped them in seeing the real application of electronics and it is hoped it will stimulate their interests in this field

Students are constructing the circuit
Enjoying the class

3) “Electronics Magic” at The Everly Hotel, Putrajaya

The IEEE EDS Malaysia Chapter has organized a program named “ Electronics Magic” for Form 4 students   from Sekolah Menengah Alam Shah Kuala Lumpur. Electronics Magic event as part of the program planned in conjunction with the Regional Symposium of Micro and Nanoelectronics Conference (IEEE RSM 2019). A total of 30 students participated in the event. In this program, the children will be exposed on how the knowledge in science and electronics. By utilizing the easy to use Elenco Snap Circuits kits, students were able to learn about electronics and experience exciting and creative world of electronics. We believe it is important to touch their hearts through education which  make them realize how important they are to our community and nation. The student’s feedback were positive in that they could understand the basic theory by constructing simple electronic circuits.

Presentation by the participants to explain what can they understand on the constructed circuits

4) EDS-ETC Event for Full Residential School International Symposium (FRSIS) at IIUM

An educational program with 38 participants of 8th Fully Residential School International Symposium (FRSIS) 2019 from Malaysia (33), Japan (1), Vietnam (1) and Philippines (3) was successfully conducted on 14th June 2019. Officiated by Dean of Kulliyah of Engineering, IIUM, Prof Ahmad Faris Ismail, the program is divided into two sessions: Arduino Coding and EDS-ETC Electronics. In EDS-ETC Electronics session, the Form 4 students are divided into 4 groups and they were introduced to Electronics concepts through hands-on activities at 4 stations: FM Radio, Automatic Street Lamp, Solar Battery and Sand Water Detector. This session certainly has helped them in seeing the real application of electronics and it is hoped it will stimulate their interests in this field.

5)EDS Malaysia Instilling Innovative Mindset at EE Makerthon  

The Department of Electrical Engineering at University of Malaya, in collaboration with IEEE EDS, had conducted an EE Makerthon event from 26th April to 28th April 2019. The EE Makerthon 2019: Smart Drone Challenge was a 3-day design competition event during which, participants were required to build physical prototypes in line with the theme, within a specific amount of time. This year the theme was a smart drone challenge in drone delivery management whereby the participants need to proposed drone- based solutions for pick up and drop off package in specific condition and location, while at the same time maintain communications with the station. The participants, who were of 2nd year Electrical Engineering students, were expected to provide solutions in combination of technical ability, engineering design and some level of complexity. There were three challenges, challenge 1 – object lifting, challenge 2 – recognizing the place to drop the object, challenge 3 – drone’s battery wireless charging. There were eight awards given to the participants – top three best Instagram pictures award, special award by Head of Department Electrical Engineering, best design award and top three drone challenge winners. Judging panels from the industry had also attended the event to evaluate the design and performances of the drones.