INNOVATION DAY 2023, a graduation showcase of the students of the Faculty of Engineering & Computing at First City University College was successfully held at the First City Hall on 24 May 2023.
The opening ceremony, attended by various industry leaders and partners, professional bodies, government agencies and higher learning institutions, was officiated by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation (MOSTI) who was represented by the Secretary of Culture & STI Division, Nik Kamaruzaman Bin Nik Husin.
Also present at the opening ceremony were First City University College’s Board of Governors & Director, Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Teo Chiang Liang, Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dr Saw Sor Heoh and Faculty of Engineering & Computing Dean, Assistant Prof Ir Mah Siew Kien.
In her welcome speech, Prof Dr Saw remarked that the Innovation Day was more than just a graduation showcase as it was a testament to the great potential that lies within the graduating students. The event was an opportunity for students to showcase their innovative and cutting-edge projects. “These projects reflect the boundless creativity, technical expertise, and problem-solving skills the students have mastered during their time at the Faculty of Engineering & Computing, First City University College,” she said.
Nik Kamaruzaman commended the Faculty of Engineering & Computing for bringing together representatives from various fields within the Science, Technology & Innovation sector to engage directly with the graduating students of the faculty. He said, “This demonstrates the faculty understands the importance of bridging the gap between academia and industry, and the significance of providing students with real-world exposure to cutting-edge innovations.”
Besides the extensive display of over 30 projects presented by the graduating students of the Faculty of Engineering & Computing, Innovation Day 2023 featured exhibitors from various esteemed institutions. These included Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Agensi Nuklear Malaysia, and SMK Seksyen 9 Shah Alam, who exhibited their acclaimed projects from the F1 in Schools World Grand Finals.
A panel of industry leaders, experts, and faculty members, along with exhibition visitors, had the opportunity to cast their votes for the impressive projects presented by the students. Two Best Project Awards were granted, with one each in the Engineering & Computing Category, while five exceptional projects received recognition through the Most Popular Projects Awards.