SMK Sungai Maong takes first place at science project competition
By Jude Toyat
A science project that could make electricity out of recycled material brought good luck to five SMK Sungai Maong students when they won first place in a science project competition held in conjunction with state zone Karnival Kimia Malaysia (K2M) 2015 held at Unimas on September 30.
Form 4 students, Chai Ke Xin, Dennis Chang, Natalie Wong, Amelia Yeo and Kendrick Tee won the RM1, 000 cash prize along with certificates of participation for their ‘Cas Cell’ project which succeeded in producing low-power electricity using recycled materials such as aluminum cans, carbon and salt solution.
Meanwhile, SMK Jalan Arang placed second and bagged home a cash prize of RM800 and certificates of participation, while third place went to Sekolah Menengah Sains Kuching Utara and received a cash prize of RM500 and certificates of participation.
The prizes were presented by Unimas Faculty of Resource Science and Technology dean Associate Professor Dr Othman Bojo.
He hoped that more carnivals would be organised to provide opportunities for students to showcase their skills and talent in chemistry.
“Unimas will continue to cooperate closely with Institut Kimia Malaysia for that purpose from time to time,” he said in his speech. “Early education in fields such as chemistry is important among school students because it can foster their interest to continue honing their talents and skills growing up.