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EWBM  x  YME  –  Malaysian Students’ Technology Conference

Location: Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus

Community: Outreach to Young Malaysian Engineers

The Issue/ Concern:

The Malaysian Student’s Technology Conference (MSTC), organised under Malaysian Students Society of Manchester (MSSM) and in partnership with TalentCorp Malaysia, is an annual event connecting the brightest students and graduates with leading executives, academics and entrepreneurs from the technology field. As the largest event of its kind, the Conference provides an unmatched opportunity to discuss current developments in the technology industry with a line-up of accomplished speakers and a chance to network with future co-workers and employers. The event covers a breadth of recent topics and features panel discussions, keynote addresses, workshops and networking opportunities. This event is ideal for undergraduates and postgraduates from a wide range of disciplines and universities interested in pursuing a career in the technology field. With our experience in challenges faced in rural areas, we were invited for a session to discuss about it. Besides that, we were also invited to participate in a panel session about ‘Women Empowerment in Science & Engineering’.

How did we help?:

We prepared a simple presentation that highlights the different challenges we faced in rural villagers, and interacted with the students who had participated. Questions about the livelihood of the villagers and how dams were built in a tropical environment were answered. Lively and interactive, we hoped we had managed to inspire a few to join us in our future endeavours. On the next day, together with Dr Mahaletchumy Arujanan (Editor in Chief of the Petri Dish and one of the world’s most influential people in Biotechnology) we discussed about Women Empowerment in Science & Technology.