The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the aviation industry to its knees as national borders have been closed to contain the spread of the coronavirus, which has resulted in the grounding of thousands of aircraft globally. Airlines not already bankrupt are tottering on the brink.
In relation to this, the ASM Science & Technology Development Industry Discipline Group (ASM STDI) in collaboration with Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) organised a webinar to highlight the issue of the aviation industry in Malaysia.
ASM’s Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM) is an ASM initiative to identify and recognise leading Malaysian research scientists that are actively translating their research into meaningful and impactful outcomes that significantly contribute to the nation’s socio-economic transformation.
The YSN-ASM Chrysalis Award was formerly known as the YSN-ASM Rising Star Award in 2019. This award is targeted specifically at final-year Malaysian PhD students. The award aims to identify and nurture promising PhD candidates to become future pillars of our Science, Technology, and Innovation ecosystem. Selected finalists will also experience continued support and mentoring for the next five years. This step is to ensure that these finalists are groomed to be outstanding researchers who will contribute towards Malaysia’s STI ecosystem.
The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) Science & Technology Development and Industry (STDI) Discipline Group organised a webinar titled “The Space Industry: Are the Stars Within Reach?” on 13 January 2021 via Zoom. This webinar was a platform of discussion among the experts, key stakeholders and publics on the development of space industry in Malaysia.
On 11 December 2020, 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 “Mountains and Life” in conjunction with International Mountain Day.
Continuing its legacy of encouraging cancer research in Malaysia via its annual Cancer Research Award, MAKNA once again recognised outstanding recipients in cancer studies.
The annual MAKNA Cancer Research Award (MCRA) was launched in 2001 to support cancer research in order to push towards discovering potential cures for the disease.