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May 19, 2022
Engaging, Inspiring and Transforming the Learners of Tomorrow
Upon returning from pursuing his PhD at the University of Surrey, Dr Manraj Singh Cheema continued working in the field of biomedical sciences, looking at the toxicity of natural products through genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics approaches. Recently, the Vice-chair of the Young Scientists Network-ASM has embarked on the journey to redesign medical and health sciences education through global learning, gamification, and physical/virtual game-based approaches. These approaches encourage students to feel ownership over their learning and be able to create their own knowledge, translate and share it with the communities.
May 19, 2022
Supercapattery: A Salvation For Sustainable Smart Cities
Although supercapacitors and batteries are being extensively used to meet energy demand and supply, their stand-alone efficiencies are still insufficient, especially when put in the context of a smart and sustainable lifestyle. Here comes the supercapattery, hybrid energy storage devices that combine the features of batteries and supercapacitors.
May 19, 2022
Earthquakes: Is Malaysia at Risk?
Although we are not as close to the Pacific Ring of Fire as our neighbours such as Indonesia and the Philippines, we are certainly quaked by the increasing incidences of tremors in recent years. After the Magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit Sabah in 2015, will Malaysia be ground zero for anymore major earthquake phenomena in the future?
May 19, 2022
Will Ganoderma Destroy Our Palm Oil Industry?
Malaysia is the second largest producer of palm oil after Indonesia. Aside from poor management and bad PR, basal stem rot caused by Ganoderma boninense is one of the largest threats faced by the palm oil industry. But will this foul fungus be the death of this billion-ringgit industry? Dr Chong is here to tell us more about the effects of Ganoderma on the palm oil industry.
May 19, 2022
Amazing Mushrooms Nature’s Gift
Professor Dr Vikineswary Subaratnam FASc is an avid fan of mushrooms and has spent her research studying these macrofungi. The oldest documentation of mushrooms goes all the way back to 3,500 B.C as it can be found in a rock painting in southern Algeria. Professor Dr Vikineswary expands on the role of mushrooms in nature and shares about the three life strategies of a mushroom. Check out what the life strategies are by listening to her session.
May 19, 2022
What a Waste!
Professor Dr Nik Meriam Nik Sulaiman FASc explores the different types of waste present in our society today, sharing that that waste is not limited to physical items but that it goes beyond to things like emotions, time, and potential among others. She shared about how she utilised her grounding as a chemical engineer when asked to review the development process of making batik. Find out how she helped with the effort to introduce a cleaner production process for the batik industry by clicking the video.
May 19, 2022
Reimagining Ageing Debunking Myths and Stereotypes
Professor Dato’ Dr Tengku Aizan Tengku Abdul Hamid FASc debunks four myths and stereotypes about ageing; namely that older people are insignificant in number, older people deteriorate mentally and physically, older people cannot learn new things and older people are a burden to the society. Hit play to hear just how old can be gold, according to Professor Dr Tengku Aizan.
May 19, 2022
STEM and Competencies for the 21st Century
The 21st century has been strongly shaped and driven by science and technology (S&T) development. Essential competencies are very much needed for an individual to be effective and relevant. Watch Professor Dr Lee Sze Wei FASc explained more on the importance of scientific thinking and culture as an essential factor for the wellbeing and progress of societies and nations.