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SK KUBANG GOLOK, KELANTAN EMERGES AS INTEL® GEEK KIDS COMPETITION CHAMPION

by | Oct 11, 2023 | EDUCATION | 0 comments

Intel Malaysia Hosts Intel® Geek Kids Competition to Promote STEM Education

Intel Malaysia’s Intel® Geek Kids competition was held on 7th October 2023 in conjunction with the #mydigitalmaker fair 2023 at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur. The initiative is aimed at nurturing an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among primary school students in underserved communities in Malaysia. The programme, running in collaboration with Penang Science Cluster, first kicked off in May 2023, and 18 workshops have been conducted involving over 879 students and 251 teachers across 145 schools in 8 states. 

AK Chong, Vice President – Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Operations, and Managing Director of Intel Malaysia, and Ts. Nik Naharudin Bin Mohd Nasir, Director of Talent & Capability, MDEC, awarded the winners at the event: 

  • Champion – Smart Barter Bin From Sk Kubang Golok, Kelantan; 
  • 1st Runner-Up – Flood Alarm System From Sk Telok Kalong, Terengganu; 
  • 2nd Runner-Up – Smart Telegram Attendance From Sk Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang. 
Students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Kubang Golok, Kelantan emerged champions with their project, Smart Barter Bin
Students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Telok Kalong, Terengganu were awarded 2nd place with their project, Flood Alarm System
Students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Permatang Pauh, Penang were awarded 3rd place with their project, Smart Telegram Attendance

The winning entry, Smart Barter Bin, educates children about responsible waste disposal, featuring a rubbish bin that dispenses sweets in return, which impressed both judges and visitors. 104 teams from all around the country participated in this year’s competition.

Champion – SK Kubang Golok, Kelantan – Smart Barter Bin

Smart Barter Bin educates children about responsible waste disposal. It features a rubbish bin which collects trash and dispenses sweets in return.

Champions from Sekolah Kebangsaan Kubang Golok, Kelantan, explain their Smart Barter Bin project to AK Chong, vice president and managing director of Intel Malaysia (centre) and Ts. Nik Naharudin Bin Mohd Nasir, Director of Talent & Capability, MDEC (Second from left)

1st Runner-up – SK Telok Kalong, Terengganu – Flood Alarm System

Flood Alarm System to alert residents when water levels rise to a critical level, giving residents enough time to save their lives and valuables.

The team from Sekolah Kebangsaan Telok Kalong, Terengganu came in 2nd place with their Flood Alarm System project

2nd Runner-up – SK Permatang Pauh, Pulau Pinang – Smart Telegram Attendance

Smart Telegram Attendance simplifies the recording process of student attendance without the physical presence of a teacher. Instead, data is sent directly to the class teacher’s Telegram app.

2nd runners up from Sekolah Kebangsaan Permatang Pauh, Penang, present their Smart Telegram Attendance project to Datin Anna Baweh, Intel Malaysia’s Government Affairs Director (second from left)

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