"Communitising Material Science & Technology"
"Communitising Material Science & Technology" program was held on 11 February 2017 in Gambang Campus. The event was organized by Material Technology programme; officiated by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Hasbi Ab Rahim (Deputy Dean of Research and Postgraduate Studies).
The program is a platform for Kolej Matrikulasi Pahang (KMPh) students to gain information about academic programme offered by the faculty, as well as career development in material science and technology.
A talk was delivered by Prof. Dr. Jose Rajan; which covered an overview of material science and job prospects.
A discussion session was chaired by Prof. Dr. Abdul Karim Arof (external assessor of Material Technology programme) and Dr Zulhazrin; covered the importance of material science & technology.
Delegates from KMPh (116 students and 4 lecturers) have also attended five parallel "meet the scientist" sessions conducted by Dr. Saifful Kamaluddin (lecture and demonstration on "capturing the energy of light"), Dr. Farah Hanani (detecting flaws/defects on ferromagnetic materials), Dr. Rasidi (corrosion coating of steels), Dr. Izan Izwan (fabric from waste paper/cotton) and Dr. Nurjannah (formation of polyurethane). The students were also introduced to curriculum structure, structured early internship exposure program (SEIEP), internship, and our strategies to increase employability of the graduates.
A tour around the laboratory was handled by technical staff (Mr. Shaharunizam, Mr. Khairul Affendy, Mr. Muhammad Halim, Ms. Nor Atiqah, and Mr Abd Latip), and, post graduate and undergraduate students.
A post-mortem discussion was held, suggested (i) declaration of "Communitising Material Science & Technology" as annual activity, (ii) involvement of secondary school students, and (iii) involvement of all academic staff (material technology programme) during "meet the scientist" session.
A survey on efficiency of program was conducted; will be concluded in a detail report.
The program was supported by all material technology staff who gave full commitment behind the scene i.e., Dr. Ahmad Salihin (secretary), Mdm Nabilah (protocol), Dr Farah Hanani (survey), Dr Muhammad Hafiz (undergraduate committee), Dr. Nurjannah and Assoc. Prof. Dr Agus (postgraduate committee), Mdm Nurul Huda (invitation), Dr Rasidi, Mdm Siti Aisah and Ms Mazni (gift and certificates), Mr Abd Latip (logistic), Mr Muhammad Halim (technical & photographer), Dr. Mohd Ashry (special task 1), and Dr. Ros Azlinawati (special task 2).
Special thanks to Mr. Saiful Azahari, and Mr. Husaini from Industrial Biotechnology Department; who also supported the program.
Brief report by:
Saifful Kamaluddin Muzakir
Communitising Material Science & Technology