KUCHING: Swinburne Sarawak’s engineering student team Squadra MM emerged as first runner-up in the recent Institution of Engineers, Malaysia-Universiti Teknologi Mara (IEM-UTM) first InvencMax Competition.
In addition to winning the second prize, team Squadra MM also received the ‘Most Appealing Product’ award for their proposed innovative product to solve futuristic city problems.
According to Swinburne’s spokesperson, the team consisted of students named Chen Jia Jun as the team leader with the members Brian Soon Dean, Jon Bonnar Bores, Foo Shee Hong, and Millenium Wong.
He added that the team was also led by robotics and mechatronics engineering lecturer Dr Tay Fei Siang and electrical engineering lecturer Ir Ts Dr Then Yi Lung.
“The said competition was organised by the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, UTM Student Section where representatives from various local and international universities competed via online platform.
“This year’s competition carried the theme ‘Next Generation Transportation’ and required the participating teams to address problems pertaining to transportation in Malaysia,” explained the spokesperson.
Meanwhile, commenting on the competition, Dr Tay said both lecturers were able to discuss and improve the product design effectively with the students via an online platform provided by Swinburne.
“We are proud of the team’s effort and achievement despite joining the competition amid a busy schedule,” he said.
Similarly, Dr Then said students from Swinburne Sarawak have always been actively involved in national and international competitions.
“In addition, my students had also secured a few notable awards in the past, for example the British Council Award, Gold Medal in innovation expo and more,” he added.