The I-CONNECT and Malaysia Open Science Platform (MOSP) initiatives were officiated by the Minister of MESTECC, YB Puan Yeo Bee Yin, during a Launching Ceremony held on 7 November 2019 at the Putrajaya Convention Centre (PICC).
In conjunction with ASM’s 25th Anniversary next year, the ASM Fellows’ Lecture series has been rebranded as FAScinate™. FAScinate™ is a play on the word “fascinate” combined with “FASc”, the abbreviation for Fellow of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia.
Nine Top Research Scientists, 27 new Fellows and one Senior Fellow were the highlights of the 2019 Conferment of Fellowship of the Academy of Sciences Malaysia and the Announcement of the 2019 Top Research Scientists Malaysia (TRSM).
Following the recognition of Malaysia’s top scientific minds, Deputy Minister of MESTECC YB Puan Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis also launched the ASM ArtScience™ Initiative during the 2019 Conferment Ceremony and Announcement of 2019 Top Research Scientists Malaysia.
ASM held its 32nd IdeaXchange session on 15 October 2019 titled The Haze Problem: A Blame Game or an Endgame?
The forum-style session featured five panellists from the government and academic sectors to discuss integrative measures that can be taken proactively to resolve the transboundary haze crisis.
ASM organised the SME Clinic on Industry 4.0: Angel Investors’ Initiatives for the Healthcare Sector on SEGi University on 15 October 2019.
The SME Clinic is a programme under the Angels in Science Initiative, which was launched in April this year. The Clinic was co-organised with SIZZLESCIENCE and the US Department of State’s Global Innovation Through Science & Technology (GIST) Initiative.
A Symposium was organised from 10 to 12 September 2019 to promote Institutional Oversight Mechanisms to Address Biosecurity Threats from Emerging Technologies.
The Symposium was officiated by Dr Karminder Singh Dhillon, Deputy Secretary General (Management) Ministry of Defence Malaysia.