APU shines in international arena
SINGAPORE: Students from the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology (FCET) of Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) excelled in the International Energy Innovation Competition (EiC), which was organised by the Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES).
Three of APU’s teams qualified as the finalists of the competition as all three teams were placed the first runner up, fourth place and finalist respectively. Singaporean Minister for Education, Heng Swee Keat was the guest of honour at the event.
Held at Suntec Exhibition Centre in parallel with the 2015 World Engineers Summit, the Energy Innovation Challenge attracted participation of teams from Singapore, China, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Despite having stiff competition from their fellow competitors, the APU teams impressed the judges with their innovative ideas and outstanding presentation.
APU Team A, which comprised Cleopatra Musa and Syed Abdullah, integrated fitness with eco-friendly technology to produce the “Eco-Friendly Weight Lifting Machine”. Their innovative prototype outstood other teams; as they bagged the First Runner Up position and walked away with a cash prize of S$ 5,000 and a trophy.
Meanwhile, Jasmine Kaur, who fought alone with strong determination in Team C, walked away as the fourth place winner with her innovative solution ‘Eco-Friendly Ceiling Fan as an Alternative Approach to Air-Conditioners’.
Breena Theseira and Choon Yun Lim from Team B, qualified into the grand finals with their project, “Infinite Loop”.
All three teams were mentored by Prof Dr Ir Vinesh Thiruchelvam, Dean of Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Technology (FCET).
These achievements proved that APU students were able to achieve astonishing results, both locally and internationally.
It was a great platform for the students to showcase their talents at the international level. “We are proud of the students. These achievements are a true testament towards the education received at APU by these students which is based on interpersonal development, practical skills and industrial requirements in line with the Outcome Based Education (OBE) concept,” said Prof Vinesh, who attended the competition with the students in Singapore.