UTS expo on ideas becoming creative products

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SIBU: University of Technology Sarawak (UTS) is holding a Research, Technology, and Creative Exhibition (ReTEx) from June 27-29 to enhance educational quality.

The event is aimed at promoting innovation among students and also provides an opportunity for industries to explore potential project commercialisation.

Organising Chairman Jaidi Sabian today (June 27) said the meaning of ReTEx 2022 is expressing an idea into a product that is creative and innovative.

According to him, there are several objectives for the organising of the inaugural event, one of which is to showcase the work of students from the School of Computing and Creative Media (SCM).

“Also to cultivate the experience of handling programmes among students and to provide an opportunity for industry to explore potential commercialisation of projects from the SCM.“As well as to promote University Technology Sarawak in general and SCM,” he said.

He also disclosed that students from two programmes are involved in ReTEx namely Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (Hons) and Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) from SCM.

ReTEx 2022 has three sub-events namely the Final Year Project Presentation on June 27, Final Year Research and Project Presentation on June 28, and Exhibition on June 29.

According to Jaibi the Final Year Project Presentation event will see final year students present their final year project.

“There are a total of 37 students consisting of 31 students from the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) programme and another six students from Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (Hons).

All their presentations will go through internal and external assessments,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Final Year Research and Project Presentation will consist of sharing sessions by keynote speakers from the Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (Hons) and Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) programmes.

The last day of the event will feature an exhibition to showcase the works of students from the Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Design (Hons).

“It will consist of Final Year Project posters, prototypes, and systems. There will be some hands-on workshops organised by the marketing department in collaboration with the research centres from UTS,” he said.

ReTEx is sponsored by Deputy Minister for Modernisation of Agriculture and Regional Development, Datuk Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail, and Bukit Assek Assemblyman, Joseph Chieng Jin Ek.

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