By Thiviyah Manicam
Photo by Noor Azreen Awang
SERDANG, 27 Nov – A total of 40 form one students from all over the country were selected to participate in the ‘Ilham-UPM Science Outreach 2017’ programme which exposed them to the field of science and technology through ‘hands-on’ approach by way of interesting mind challenging activities and experiments.
The two-day programme held here, was organised by the Centre for Diagnostic Nuclear Imaging (PPDN), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) with the Malaysia Community & Education Foundation (MCEF) and Association of Transformation of Community and Industry Through Education and Research (PERMIPP).
Director of PPDN, Prof. Madya Dr. Fathinul Fikri Ahmad Saad said the programme among others aims to provide students with opportunities to explore Science beyond the classroom through exposure to experimentations and to inculcate students’ interest towards Science as a subject.
Three types of science module experiments were also carried out in line with its objective of providing interesting experience to students doing hands-on-experiment through the activities held.
Quizzes such as Kahoot was also held after each session of the science module experiment to empower students’ understanding of the experiments carried out and to attract their concentration to the experiment in order to stay focused for the entire session.
Deputy Director of PPDN, Dr. Subapriya Suppiah said that students selected for the programme were excellent students who achieved straight A in all subjects during the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) and those from middle or low income families.
The programme benefited target groups, especially school students and also pre and post graduate students from UPM who helped in making the event a success.
Updated:: 30/11/2017 [syifarida]
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