Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Monday, January 23, 2006
The Engineering Sport Carnival and Engineering Games is an annual programme. IIUM had been choosing by Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) to be a host for the year of 2005.
The Engineering Games was organized by ENGINUS XI in collaboration of IEM.
We begin the program with Engineering Sport Carnival which held on 12th December 2005 until 15th December 2005 and continue with the Engineering Games which start on 16th December 2005.
The participants for Engineering Sport Complex are among students of International Islamic University Malaysia. These students play the games for their department. There are seven departments involve in Engineering Sport Carnival. They are; Mechatronic department (MCTSA), Mechanical department (MECSA), Manufacturing and Material department(MMESA), Electrical Computer Engineering department (ECESA), Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering department(BESTA), First Year department and last but not least from Staff department.
Meanwhile, the participants for Engineering Games are among the engineering students form variety universities and engineers who play for their society or company. The universities involve are University Malaya (UM), University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Multimedia University Malacca (MMU), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) and last but not least SELESTRA. All the games were played in league.
Engineering Society of University of Malaya and Institution of Engineers Malaysia, Graduate and Student Section (IEM G&S) jointly organised ‘The Charity Fair 2006’ in University of Malaya on 16th and 17th January 2006. There are 9 charity organizations with 50 disabled people and homeless senior citizens, 60 student volunteers took part in this event. This event is open for public.
Charity Organisations Participated in this Charity Fair :
1. Pusat Penjagaan Kanak-Kanak Cacat Taman Megah
2. Spastic Children's Association of Selangor and Federal Territory
3. Malaysian Care
4. Beautiful Gate Disabled People Association
5. Shuang Fu Disabled Independent Living Association
6. Damai Disabled Persons Association of Selangor and federal Territory
7. Pertubuhan Orang Cacat Penglihatan Malaysia
8. Persatuan Orang Pekak Kuala Lumpur
9. Rumah Victory Elderly Home
The are few exciting programmes line-up during the event..
Charity Bazaar (raise funds)
Exhibition (raise awareness)
Games (experience lifestyle of disabled people)
G&S members attended this event:
1. Sdr.Ho Wee Leong
2. Sdr. Wong Chee Fui
3. Sdr. Lim Terk Yiang
Thanks to all the student volunteers for their help during this event.
23rd January 2006
Friday, January 20, 2006
ICESS, The Intervarsity Conference of Engineering Student Societies was successfully held in Bangunan Ingenieur last Sunday. With the attendance of 16 universities, it marked the higher achievement of SRC. The radiance of SRC will now shine brightly not only in Malay Peninsular but reach out to the Island of Borneo.
The conference was officially started with the speech by G&S Vice President I, Mr Yau Chau Fong. Despite of the traditional spoon-feeding behavior, he hopes that students would speak out their point of views during discussion and lend their helping hands to SRC.
After a short tea break, the discussion was started. The attendees were sit according to their groupings arranged earlier. There were two topics for the session where the attendees were grouped into 10 small groups. The two topics were:
- The review on the current SRC
- The expectations from SRC
There were lots of brilliant ideas from students in the end of day.
We gladly welcome all the students to join us in the SRC big family.
You will be inspired!
In session 2004, the Graduate & Student (G&S) Division of ICE HKA launched a networking project, which comprises a series of events. The project aims at exploring civil engineering development in Asia Pacific region, appreciating the future move of the young engineer group in Asia Pacific region in the civil engineering society and establishing a sustainable relationship with young engineer groups in the region. The project lasts for two years. The first and second events of the project are the delegation to Malaysia and delegation to Singapore. Delegation to Shanghai will be the last event of the project. Delegates from other countries were invited for a five days visit to Hong Kong before departing for Shanghai on 23 August 2005. Both Ir. Teh Tyzz Wooi and Sdr. Ngeow Yen Wan responded to their invitation representing IEM G&S and a total of 15 delegates from different countries have participated this Shanghai delegtion.
'Night walk at the famous Bund'
Through careful plan and arrangement by ICE HKA G&S, many interesting technical visits have been carried out. As such, Bridge and Tunnel Museum, Shanghai South Railway Station, Jin Mao Building and Shanghai Construction Group. There were also discussion been held with Engineer Jiang Huan Cheng, a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering and Principal Director for Jiang’s Architects & Engineers which established from the team of Shanghai East Oriental Tower (468m). Mr. Jiang was then the design director of Shanghai Oriental Tower and is currently involved in the construction of Jakarta Tower which is to be the world highest tower with the height of 558m upon completion in year 2009.
'The team spirit of ICE Hong Kong committees studying Shanghai map before
the start of journey early in the morning'
'Site visit to Shanghai South Railway Station'
'Meeting with Mr. Jiang the architect for Jakarta Tower'
On 26th August 2005, another discussion was carried out at Shanghai Jiaotong University. Professor Liu Xila from Department of Civil Engineering Shanghai Jiaotong University and the Vice-Chairman of China Committee for the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO-CHINA), Mr. Phil Hardy-Bishop (Chairman of ICE UK), Mr. Douglas (Vice Chairman ICE HKA G&S), Ir. Teh Tyzz Wooi (IEM G&S Representative) and Mr. Ngeow Yen Wan (IEM G&S External Affairs Director) presented an introduction of respective institution and the current construction development of their own country. Topics discussed include engineering challenges in constructing high rise building and transportation problems face by each delegate at their respective country.
'Delegates paying their full attention during the proceeding at Shanghai Jiaotong University'
'Group photo with Professor Liu Xila (3rd from right) at Shanghai Jiaotong University'
All the delegates were flown back to Hong Kong the following day embodied with knowledge, experience and sweet memories that they have gained throughout the delegation.
Early in the morning on 8th January 2006, the Chairman Sdr. Suresh Yegembaran and Sdr. Ngeow Yen Wan the External Affairs Director, drove all the way to Terengganu Advanced Training Centre (TATI) to present their speech on introduction of IEM G&S. Approximately 100 participants attended the membership drive. Many thanks to Ir. Ahmad Nazari and Ir. Dr. Ramlee Karim for this successful event. A pro-tem G&S committee under Terengganu Branch will be formed soon, lead by Ir. Ahmad Nazari.
Waiting patiently before the start of the event.
“What IEM G&S can do for you?”, said Sdr. Ngeow Yen Wan, during the introduction session.
“Any other question?”, asked Sdr. Suresh Yegembaran at the end of event.
“Yes, I would like to volunteer myself for this new pro-tem committee”, said of the participants and filled up his details on the recruitment list.
With the help from Perak committees and our prominent speaker Ir. Dr. Ramlee Karim who was the director of Kemtech Sdn Bhd, gave a speech and advice on route to PE to Perak engineers. G&S from Perak Branch will be setting up Student Chapter at UTP. Hopefully the Student Chapter will be formed soon to serve and reach out more student members.
Many thanks to Student Chapter from UTM for co-organising this event at Johor Tourist Information Centre (JOTIC). A total of 100 students and 10 graduate engineers participated. It was another fruitful event. Participants were briefly introduced on G&S HQ and route to PE. Besides, all the membership forms that were brought along from KL were taken by the participants for their membership application. Special invited speaker Sdr. Ivan Tan, gave the participants some tips on effective public speaking.
"What is the benefits of joining IEM G&S...", during the opening speech by Sdr. Ngeow Yen Wan
Group photo with some of the participants at the end of the event
This term (2005/ 2006), IEM G&S External Affairs portfolio is given a new task, to reach out all the engineers and setting up an active G&S section at each branches respectively. The first meeting was held at Melaka. Even though a few volunteers turned up but the meeting was carried out successfully with the determination of having more membership drives at Melaka to attract more engineers to join IEM as active members.
"This is what we should do......" and so on.....
Thursday, January 12, 2006
“Speechcraft Program 2005”
Prepared by Wilson Lai Kwang Voon
On 12th and 13th November 2005, The Speechcraft Program 2005 for Engineers was successfully carried out by IEM G&S division. A total of 40 participants attended the program, which was well-presented by the following speakers from Toastmaster Clubs:-
1. Stephen Fernado
2. Jeffery Kuah
3. Lim Kah Hong
4. Lim Boon Loong
The seminar aimed to overcome fears as well as to enhance Engineer’s public speaking ability.
Table Topics Session (Practical)
Educational Presentation – Principle and Purpose of Evaluation
Evaluation of Demo Speech
Educational Presentation – Selecting a Speech & Audience Analysis
“Ice Breaker” Speech – Discuss & Prepare
Evaluation of Ice Breaker
Educational Presentation – Organize your Speech
“Get to the Point” – Discuss & Prepare
Speeches & Evaluation (Practical)
Timer’s Report & Close
How the Speechcraft program 2005 Works
Ø The program exposes each participants a wide range of communication experience.
Ø Participants received a speechcraft manual and listened wonderful presentation from advanced toastmaster speakers regarding skill improvement in areas such as speech evaluation and the use of gestures
Ø A variety of speech examples from International speakers help the participants develop competency in area such as voice variety and persuasiveness.
Ø During the meeting’s topic session, participants has learned to deliver a speeches, lasting two to five minutes
Ø After giving a prepared speech, each participant received a constructive speech evaluation. This process recognizes speakers for their strength and provides valuable insight into problem area.
10 tips for Successful Public Speaking
1. Know the room
2. Know the audience
3. Know your material
5. Visualize yourself giving your speech
6. Realize that people want you to succeed
7. Don’t apologize
8. Concentrate on the message – not the medium
9. Turn nervousness into positive energy
10. Gain experience
IEM Toastmaster Club will be set up soon in Feb 2006. For more information, please contact Suresh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, January 09, 2006
Since my first participation in IEM event more than 2 years ago, I have been actively involved with IEM event especially organized by the G&S (Graduate & Student Section). Since then, besides participate in IEM HQ activities & events in Petaling Jaya, I also given chance to involve myself with other IEM branches events such as at Malacca, Johor, and even went to Singapore for IEM-IES Meet 2005.
On end of 2005, I was chosen by IEM G&S as one of the two student representatives to follow IEM Delegates participated in 12th Young Engineers of the ASEAN Federation of Engineering Organization Conference (YEAFEO), at Vientiane, Laos. After heard about all the great experience from those IEM G&S Committees who attended 11th YEAFEO, 2004, which held in Myanmar, I was counting the time, hoping for next day to be the departure date to Laos. But on other hand, there’re still some matters worrying me as it’s a function which gather graduate and senior Engineers, so there might be a huge possibility that there won’t be any Engineering students attending the event, and it could caused some gap between other YEAFEO participants and myself. Luckily, there’s still another student representative (Sdri. Heah Hooi Kiang, MMU Cyberjaya) in IEM Delegates. So, both of us just prepare ourselves and wait for the time to come.
- The Mighty IEM G&S Delegates to YEAFEO 2005:
All the “Chosen Ones” from IEM HQ prepared themselves by surfing Internet to get more information about Thailand & Laos. Besides went through a very “precise” Thailand & Laos map to study all the places of attraction, we all also prepare the sufficient US, Thai & Lao currency. Of cause, we also learnt some basic local language and words as the “survival tools” when we arrived at Thailand & Laos.
Before started our “mission” at Laos, we had met up in Thailand with IEM G&S Penang Branch committees and Ansie, a young & passion female Engineer from Hong Kong, but represent the Canada Institution of Engineers. We spent one night at Udon Thani, border of Thailand & Laos. In this one day, I have the chance to better know the Penang Young Engineers & Ansie, and it’s always feel great when know some new friends especially Engineers. Since all the trip schedule had been well-planned by my Big Brothers in IEM G&S, so most of the time I no need to worry about the accommodation, transportation, food, or even some basic spending along the trip.
- MISSION at Laos:
Since this is the first time student are chosen to represent in YEAFEO’s IEM Delegates, both Hooi Kiang & myself are given high hope to achieve something & benefit ourselves during the whole YEAFEO activities. Each of the IEM G&S Delegates has their own tasks for YEAFEO 2005, so do Hooi Kiang and me. Besides helping up for YEAFEO Closing Ceremony’s performance, as the “Chosen Ones”, both of us were given mission as Manager for ASEAN University Students Liaison. Our main tasks will be promote Malaysia’s Engineering student’s activities and encourage university students participation in YEAFEO. We also hope to establish contacts with other universities’ student societies in ASEAN countries.
- Nice Food… Nice Culture… & Nice Friends!!!
Along the trip, we showed our “G&S Explorer Spirit”, and managed to find many recommended & “hidden” stalls & restaurants for some nice local food, such as the famous sticky rice and Laos style “Ayam Bakar”. Other than that, there’s also chance for me to see different culture and lifestyle compare to Malaysia, especially for Laos, a country that I didn’t hear much of before I went there. At Laos, I can feel very peaceful, as the lifestyle is not as rush as Malaysia. Locals at Laos just seem to enjoy the way of their life and the environment, and its not as competitive as Malaysian. The weather in Laos is something that I prefer the most, because normally in Malaysia, we can’t feel cold and fresh in bright sunny day. So, I think Laos might be the best place for people like me to stay, as I prefer sunny day but without high temperature.
Shopping is a must for anyone who travels. Products that available in Laos are mostly imported from Thailand, so it’s quite hard for me to look for any typical Laos’s local product. The price also not as cheap as I expected, because most of the vendors & hawkers prefer tourists pay in US Dollars. Anyhow, I bought some Laos traditional cloth, bag and also some souvenirs for my family and friends in Malaysia.
The biggest achievement, or I should say reward, for this trip to Laos’s YEAFEO, must be the people who I know during YEAFEO. I have the chance to know many Senior & Young Engineers all across ASEAN countries, and also from Japan & Canada. Besides Engineers, I also glad to meet some students from Laos as they also participate in YEAFEO 2005. The hospitality of Laos Young Engineers & students as host can only be described by one word – “I-CHI-BAN”. Besides taking good care of all YEAFEO Delegates daily activities to some very interesting tourist attractions, Laos Young Engineers & students who lead by Dr. Kampaseuth, also make sure that all of us had great time together and enjoy ourselves during outing after the formal YEAFEO function.
Although we only spent less than 4 days in Laos, but few students and myself already became very close friend. The friendship between my Laos GOOD FRIENDS such as Ya, Ai & Noi, and me is much appreciated by us and we hope this friendship can last forever.
- MISSION Accomplished …
Besides enjoying myself along YEAFEO trip, I believe that IEM G&S Delegates once again proved that “IEM BOLEH!!!” as most of us successfully achieved our given task & mission. We send out a very clear message to all CAFEO & YEAFEO delegates on how determine IEM want CAFEO & YEAFEO continue to be a great annual event in ASEAN. As Malaysia’s Young delegates, we out shown to other CAFEO & YEAFEO delegates our passion while promoted & welcomed them for CAFEO & YEAFEO 2006 in Malaysia.
For Hooi Kiang & me as student representatives, we managed to get some student & university contacts of ASEAN countries while promoting engineering student participation in such an event. We strongly hope that in future time, besides CAFEO & YEAFEO, there will be another conference especially for ASEAN countries’ Engineering Student Society. And for my personal mission, all the new friends that I know during YEAFEO bring some satisfaction for myself, as I able to expand my friends network to other countries and met some good friends along the way.
This experience for participated in YEAFEO will be long remember by me, as it will be an unforgotten memory in future. I really feel grateful to know many new friends during my time in Laos, especially few of my Lao’s good friends. I also appreciate that having Hooi Kiang as the other only student representative to join me for this trip. A special thank must be address to IEM and IEM G&S, such as Suresh, Chau Fong and Cheng, for giving me this opportunity, and I really hope there’ll be more opportunity for students to participate in such a good event in future time.
SEE YOU ALL IN 13TH YEAFEO, YEAR 2006 IN MALAYSIA!!!
PREPARED BY ALEX,HOOI KIANG