The Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised a webinar themed “Engineering for Sustainability: Water and Energy in the Tropics” on 22 September 2020.
Tropical regions are rich in natural resources that can benefit the people who live there. The existence of rivers and rain-fed arable land in tropical areas provide the conditions for most renewable energy sectors to flourish.
The Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF), the International Science Council, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ISC ROAP), and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised a webinar themed “Black Gold of the Tropics” in conjunction with International Coffee Day on 1 October 2020.
On 14 August 2020, the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) organised a Science Café Session on Rekabentuk Pembelajaran Dalam Talian (“Designing Online Learning”). The session was moderated by Dr Jaysuman featuring Dr Noor Dayana Abd Halim, YSN-ASM Affiliate and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM).
On 15 August 2020, the Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) organised a Science Café Session titled Lurking Snakes on the Run. The session was moderated by Shawn Keng and featured Dr Tan Choo Hock, Senior Medical Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya. Dr Tan leads the Venom Research and Toxicology Lab (Vetox Lab) at UM’s Department of Pharmacology.
The Young Scientists Network-Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) organised another Science Café session, this time with Dr Baharudin Ibrahim, YSN-ASM Member and Lecturer from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USM Penang.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the definition of health is the state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity. Medicines are chemicals used in the maintenance of health and the prevention, diagnosis, alleviation, or cure of disease or promote physical or mental wellbeing.
In conjunction with International Youth Day, the Mahathir Science Award Foundation (MSAF) and the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) jointly organised two webinars themed “Youth for the Tropics” on 12 and 13 August 2020. The webinars aimed to create awareness among youths in the tropics of the issues vital to them and celebrate youths who have made valuable contributions through science, policy engagement and social entrepreneurship in solving problems of the tropics.