SMK Desa Murni from Butterworth, Penang emerged as the champion of the Young Makers Programme.
ASM has partnered with Sains@USM to organise this programme, with the full support of Makers@USM.
SMUSHY, the winning project from said school is a smart mushroom garden house that is able to control the humidity level of the mushroom’s growing environment to optimise its growth.
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Desa Murni also won the bragging rights to claim the title “The Best of the Best Idea”, besting four other schools: MRSM Beseri, MRSM Sultan Azlan Shah, Penang Free School and MRSM Kepala Batas.
USM Vice-Chancellor and ASM President Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail FASc was present to award the winning team during the opening ceremony of USM’s Makers Day.
The event was also held in conjunction with the first anniversary of the Makers@USM Movement.
SMK Desa Murni will proceed to participate in the Super Science High School Students Fair (SSH) 2018’, to be held in Japan in August.
As a reward for being the winner, SMK Desa Murni will participate in the ‘Super Science High School Students Fair (SSH) 2018’, to be held in Japan in August, with the sponsorship provided courtesy of Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM).
The Young Makers Programme is a programme that is focused on using the project-based learning approach to develop and improve high school students’ technical knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) through hands-on learning and development of industry-driven projects.
Participating secondary schools have received training and coaching from the talented team at USM.