Monday, December 29, 2008

Counting down to Year 2009!

Counting down to Year 2009!

With days before the year finally closes, The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, Graduate and Student, Young Engineers Section are going through a quick recap on what happened throughout Year 2008.

Year 2008 opened with rebranding of IEM G&S as IEM G&S YES. We were formerly known as Graduate and Student Section of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM G&S) but had rebrand ourselves and concurrently launched our new logo.

Young Engineers Night 2008 was held on 25th January 2008 as a gathering to strenghten the fellowship among engineers, both the graduate and students to provide a platform for sharing and changing of ideas. I had earlier thought that The IEM G&S YES would be a normal engineering institution highlighting on talks and seminars for engineers but it was not. The IEM G&S YES not only focusing thoroughly on technical matter but emphasize on both social and community activities equally.

On 21st February 2008, The IEM G&S YES organized talk on the Evolution of Mobile Communications 0G to 4G. It was a jointly organized course by The IEM,G&S, Young Engineers Section together with IET Young Members Section (YMS). This well beneficial talk was attended by 26 engineers.

There were also other beneficial talks organized for the benefit of engineers from the institution. One of the course organized were known as the 2-Day Course on Effective Communication Skills. Engineers are usually synonymous with technical skills but in the current environment, engineers are also expected to have better social skills. One of the most important aspects of the social skills is Public Speaking where one has to speak to the audience effectively. The 2 days course were held on 22nd and 23rd March 2008 to enhance public speaking ability among the engineers.

Throughout Year 2008, The IEM G&S-YES were invited by several universities to give talks and have sharing session on IEM. The crowds were curious and wanting to understand more about The IEM G&S-YES. We assist engineers, both young and old in obtaining their Ir. title.

Of course, apart from all technical talks, we also carry out our responsibilities to get connected to the social and community. We play a vital role in helping those in needs, thus, we organized several community service projects.

Not forgetting the fun we had to several states such as Penang and Ipoh to meet up with Penang Branch and also Ipoh Branch. Apart from meeting, we did not want to miss those opportunities to try out those food there!

And also visit from young engineers from Cambodia and Hong Kong.

Our monthly meeting is held every last Wednesday of the month. We encouraged young engineers volunteering themselves for the section for the coming session. The first monthly meeting chaired by our newly elected chairman, Engr. Ngeow Yen Wan was held on 30th July 2008 where 22 young engineers attended the meeting.

IEM IES meet was also part of the activities in Year 2007/2008. It was held from 12th to 14th July 2008. Around 23 young engineers participated in the meet. During the meet up, there were dialogue session conducted to discuss the ways to cooperate in the coming events. Though the 3 days, 2 nights activities tires us out but we enjoyed ourself very much. We were also given the opportunity to share our views throughout the whole event, with highlighted event such as 'Amazing Race' and also based on certain given engineering related topics.

After the Annual General Meeting was held to appoint the new chairman, we had out Annual Charity Dinner where installations for the new board took place. It was held on 27th September 2008 at Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya. This annual charity dinner was partially contributed and donated to the charity.

We are well known as the young and energetic group. How could we miss the educational fun that were conducted. A1GP was an interesting event for all of us. It was held from 21st to 23rd November 2008 at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. A jointly organized event with Bhd team for a free tour to A1GP pit garage.

YEAFEO, this year was held from 26th November 2008 till 29th November 2008 in Thailand.

Background of YEAFEO:

YEAFEO was formed on November 9, 1993 in Singapore, pursuant to Article 6 (c) of the joint communiqué of the Governing Board of AFEO.

The Vision:
To be a dynamic and progressive organisation that leads to the development of young engineers in the ASEAN region.

The Mission:
• To promote understanding, goodwill and co-operation among young engineers;
• To promote and exchange ideas, concerns and experiences; and
• To support the purposes and objectives of the AFEO

Lastly, we from The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, Graduate & Student, Young Engineers Section would like to wish all of you out there Happy New Year 2009!

Thank you for your support to IEM G&S-YES all this while. Together let us strive towards excellence and success as we go along climbing our own career and corporate ladder. With that we look forward for more active participation of young blood in IEM G&S-YES... IEM G&S-YES is HOT TO GO !!!


Saturday, December 27, 2008

Teaser on YEAFEO 2008 @ Thailand Part 2

Photos & caption by Yik Ming
Blogged by Mei Ping

Teaser on YEAFEO 2008 @ Thailand Part 2

chinese temple along the river...


friendly local waving to us

the market river...

the singapore's delegates biding farewell to us by a dance...

a funny dance but meaningful...

goodbye Bangkok...

A cup of noodle for dinner

this is the Thailand-Malaysia at around 8am(Thailand time) when we arrived...

a group photo...

despite the long journey of bus ride, we still found our way to keep ourselves entertained along the way....

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, Graduate and Student, Young Engineers Section wishes all a very jolly Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2009!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Teaser on YEAFEO 2008 @ Thailand

Teaser on YEAFEO 2008 @ Thailand

welcome to Thailand.

YEAFEO board meeting

Group photo after opening ceremony

More photos coming soon. Stay tune!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Outing to Cinema with Children of House of Joy

Christmas Outing to Cinema with Children of House of Joy!!!

It's the time of the year again and yes, Christmas is around the corner. It's the merry time for us to get together to celebrate. Nevertheless, we never forget the less fortunate.

Thus, this year as part of our social activity, we , the Graduate & Student Section - The Young Engineers Section of The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM G&S-YES) is spreading the Christmas love by organising a community service project which is known as Christmas Outing to Cinema with House of Joy - Orphanage Home.

Now, let's go through a very brief introduction on the House of Joy. ..
House of Joy is a social concern and a non-profit charitable home that administers shelter, care and training to orphans, children & teens who are underprivileged, who has formerly suffered abuse, neglect, children who are delinquent & poor. To date, they have more than 100 children & teens from all over Malaysia.

So, those who are interested to join us for the event, check out the details below:

*** Christmas Outing to Cinema with House of Joy ***
(Organised by IEM G&S-YES)

DATE : 21st December 2008 (Sunday)
TIME : 12.00pm - 4.30pm
VENUE : IOI Mall Puchong

12.00am – Lunch with children at McDonald
1.00am – Game with the children
2.00pm – Cinema
4.30pm – End

Interested to join in the fun?
- Register yourself with the IEM YES Committees:
Engr. Shuhairy (012-3273420, napangku@yahoo. com)
Engr. Yau Chuan Sim (012-6094106, chuansim1412@ yahoo. com)
Engr. Lee Cheng Pay (017-3656288, leechengpay@

No registration fee required, however, lunch and cinema ticket will have to be your own expenses.

Psssttt...they'll be delighted if you could bring along a gift. Bet you will too, be proud to see those smiles carved on their face.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Free Tour of A1 Team Pit Garage

Justify FullWritten by Rishi Ganesh
Editted and blogged by Mei Ping
22 November 2008, Sepang

Free Tour of A1 Team Pit Garage

The A1 Grand Prix World Cup Motorsports event was held from 21st to 23rd November 2008 at our very own Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia. The IEM G&S-YES committees have joing organized with Bhd team for a free tour to A1 GP pit garage which was held on the 22nd November 2008
. Of course, we would not want to miss this once in a blue moon chance!

The sun is up, bright and shining, with the perfect weather, we, from the IEM G&S -YES were all excited about the A1GP event. At about 1.45pm, we gathered ourselves at the entrance gate at about 1.45pm and were welcomed by two Jobstreet crews. Later on, we proceed to the grandstand seatings, where we have a clearer view of the starting point of the circuit. Students from Segi University College also joined us along in this event after the same tour. By then, it was the beginning of the qualifying session for feature race. Approximately 50 graduate engineerse and engineering students participated in this event.

A very exciting event indeed where we can experience it live! And, yes, it is a very different experience to see a race live from where the event was taken place compare to watching them on the TV,even though TV might be broadcasting them live. For those car lovers, you will understand what was meant of experiencing them live in terms of the actual size of the car, the speed, and not forgetting the roaming of the powerful engines. The qualifying session ended at about 3.15pm. Fairuz Fauzy, our A1 Team Malaysia’s driver came 4th for the qualifying session, an excellent standing which made all of us proud.

Next, we were surprised with another race consists of various (year 80’s produced) domestic cars with modified turbo engines, specially designed for race. Well, it really surprised us as it was not listed on the schedule, but it was an exciting race that made us even more excited.

As soon as the race ended at about 4.00pm, we were later invited to the A1 Malaysia Team Pit Garage. It was a chance of a lifetime to see the A1 engine (mind's Ferrari powered) and the garage where all the repair and maintenance of equipments were taken place. We were also given the chance to ask questions and explanations from the A1 team members on some technical things. Our doubts were all cleared by the A1 team members.

Before leaving the pit garage, we managed to meet up in person with our Malaysian drivers – Fairuz Fauzy and Aaron Lim to get their signatures and autographs. We also wished them good luck for the sprint and feature race which was scheduled the next day.
The whole event ended at about 5.30pm that day. This trip is really educational to us. Thank you so much Jobstreet, for giving us the opportunity to have the real live experience on the A1 race and pit garage tour.