The YSN-ASM Chrysalis Award 2022 Grand Final Pitch was held on 23 November and showcased remarkable talents in the field of academia.
The YSN-ASM Chrysalis Award is a flagship leadership program of ASM’s Young Scientists Network. The term “Chrysalis” refers to “a transitional stage of life when undergoing a transformation between the immature and mature stages”. The program aims to identify and nurture promising PhD candidates to be the future pillars of our Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) ecosystem.
Liew Wen Ching from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) took the first-place position, showcasing exceptional research and knowledge in her field. Lee Hui Jing from Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) claimed the second-place position, while Nivaarani Arumugam from Universiti Malaysia Kelantan (UMK) took third place, demonstrating their excellent research capabilities.
In addition, Ng Wen Cai from Monash University was recognised with the Best Presenter Award for her exceptional communication skills and outstanding presentation. Team 4, consisting of Noorfatin Aida Baharul Amin, Lee Hui Jing, and Nivaarani Arumugam, won the Best Poster & Team Award for their exceptional teamwork and outstanding poster presentation.
These awards highlight the exceptional talent, dedication, and hard work of these individuals and teams, who have shown exemplary performance in their respective fields. It is an inspiration to others in pursuing their passion in research and academia.