Four teams have triumphed over 12 others to secure the top spots at the 2018 National Science Challenge (NSC) Semi Final. SMK King George V (Negeri Sembilan), Kolej Yayasan Saad (Melaka), MRSM Tun Abdul Razak Pekan (Pahang) and the Wild Card Team from Kedah (represented by students from SMJK Sin Min, MRSM Langkawi and MRSM Kubang Pasu) have qualified to represent their respective states at the 2018 NSC Grand Final.
Philippine Science High School (SOCCSKSARGEN Region Campus) who represented Team Philippines B emerged as the overall champions of the 7th ASEAN Plus Three Junior Science Odyssey (APT JSO). The overall runner-up title went to Sekolah Menengah Sains Kuching Sarawak representing Team Malaysia D. Meanwhile, Team Republic of Korea B, which was represented by students from different schools, took home the title of the overall second runner-up.
ASM President Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail FASc and ASM Vice-president Academician Datuk Dr Tengku Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen FASc were invited to meet with the Malaysian Council of Eminent Persons (CEP) on 19 July 2018.
The briefing to the CEP by ASM was titled “Reinventing National Innovation Ecosystem for a Progressive Malaysia”.
The Academy of Sciences Malaysia warmly welcomed the Minister and Deputy Minister of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) to its office at MATRADE Tower on 19 July 2018.
During my fourth week here, the first task in my first project was to make five circuit breakers for five MCP power supplies. During the sixth week, the second task was to assemble the connection and panels of five MCP power supplies boxes, since the power supplies only arrived on Friday of the fifth week.
For my project, I was assigned to characterise Silicon Photomultipliers (SiPM), more specifically the Hamamatsu S13360-1350CS. This is the SiPM being used in the (Cosmic Ray Tagger) system that is built at CERN for the ICARUS experiment.
Basically, my assignment at CERN was divided into two sections. Determination of time differences between two hits in the same fiber and determination of a non-biased estimator for the efficiency of FACT fibers.
Every year, the Academy of Sciences Malaysia welcomes a new batch of prolific and distinguished Malaysian cognoscenti into its stellar line-up of honourable ASM Fellows.
On 19 July 2018, the Academy welcomed a roster of 29 Fellows at the 2018 Induction Session for newly elected Fellows.