Party like it’s 1999: Malaysian students triumphant at Intel meet
By Digital News Asia June 27, 2014
- ISEF is world’s largest pre-college and science fair
- Malaysians students with a haul of awards worth a total of US$10K+
MALAYSIAN students had their best ever showing at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair since 1999, hauling in various awards with a combined value of US$10,500.
Faye Jong-Sow Fei from SMK Batu Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak received a First Award of US$3,000 in the Environmental Management Category for her project entitled ‘Bio-Waste Materials as Eco-Friendly Mordant in Fabric Dye Process.’
She was also the Top Winner of the Best of Category with prizes consisting of US$5,000 and US$1,000 cash for her school and the affiliated fair she represents, Intel Malaysia said.
In addition to that, Faye Jong walked away with an all-expense-paid trip to attend the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Warsaw, Poland this August, the company said after an event held in Putrajaya recently to celebrate the triumphant return of the Malaysian winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2014.
Nurul Najiha Mohd Roslan and Nur Hanis Suriani Mohd Zaini of Mara Junior Science College Terendak, Melaka were awarded a Third Place Award of US$1,000 for the Environmental Sciences Category and First Place Award of US$500.00 for the Special Award category from Drexel Smart House for their ‘New Discovery of Eco Plyfibre via Pineapple Leaf and Recyclable Plastic for Future Sustainability.’
Furthermore, Meor Zulhilmi Syahir Ahmad Shohailee from the Tun Syed Sheh Shahabudin Science Secondary Boarding School Pulau Pinang was given a Certificate of Honourable Mention from the American Chemical Society for his chemistry project ‘Carbonised Pineapple Peel (CPP) Waste as Low Cost Adsorbent for Acid and Reactive Dyes Removal.’
“Intel truly believes that young minds are key to a successful nation, and with these brilliant minds in presence, we are definitely on the right path in creating a better future for the world,” said Abdul Rahman Abu Haniffa, director of Corporate Affairs at Intel South-East Asia.
“These young scientists have made us all very proud and it is my hope that Malaysia will continue to produce exceptional talents like them,” he added.
ISEF is the world’s largest pre-college and science fair and the only international science fair for students. The annual science fair was held from May 11-16 in Los Angeles and was attended by 1,783 high school students from over 70 countries.
A full listing of finalists is available in the event programme. ISEF is funded jointly by Intel and the Intel Foundation with additional awards and support from dozens of other corporate, academic, governmental and science-focused organisations. This year, more than US$5 million was awarded.
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