Discover LabVIEW applications in Malaysian Industries

On 4th November 2020, a webinar given by Puan Nur Hamiza Meor Hamzah, Senior Business Development from VISINERGY Sdn Bhd. She eased into the sharing session by informing the eager final year students on some tips on how to search for employers that are keen to hire graduates with LabVIEW programming background. She then moved on to the highlight of the webinar, which is on the actual applications and uses of LabVIEW in the Malaysian Industries such as how LabVIEW can be integrated in a harness test system for safety quality control. LabVIEW has also been used for a fruit ripeness grading system to segregate the fruits into ripe, under-ripe, overripe, rotten, unripe categories. One of the applications that took the students by surprise was how LabVIEW can also be used to conduct blast tests with the purpose to develop innovative approach to existing manufacturing procedures. All in all, the session was a success as many of the participants expressed their feedback to the organizers on how the session has widened their horizons on the vast LabVIEW possibilities.

Look Out the Window and See Your Future: Embracing Financial Literacy

On 4th October 2020, EDUSOC collaborated with IEEE Student Activities Committee Malaysia and Centre for Systems Engineering Studies, FKE, UiTM Shah Alam to host a webinar titled Look Out the Window and See Your Future: Embracing Financial Literacy. The speaker was Mr Mohammad Mafrukhin Mokhtar, Head of Research, Financial Education Department, AKPK. He emphasized on the importance of good financial management for young adults who will be entering the workforce. All 45 participants get firsthand information on budgeting, cashflow management and the basics of borrowing so as to be prudent with money management.

Senior Member Elevation Workshop

A workshop on how to apply for IEEE Senior Member (SMIEEE) was held on the 14 August 2020. The workshop hosted by Education Society was aimed to assist members with the process of submitting their Senior Member application. The talk was given by Professor Dr. Zuhaina Zakaria. The workshop was held online via WebEx and attended by 40 potential candidates around Malaysia.  Senior member is the highest grade for which IEEE members can apply. Eligible candidates must satisfy the criteria outlined by the IEEE. More information can be find at the website

SpeEd Robotics Workshop 2020 (with Prime & Special Needs Primary Students from Malaysia Scouts Society, District of Johor Bahru)

The IEEE Education Society Malaysia Chapter (EDUSOC) collaborated with STEM RBTK School of Electrical Engineering and Persatuan Pengakap Johor Bharu to organize the SpeEd Robotics Workshop 2020.  EDUSOC co-sponsored the workshop. In this workshop, 35 teams of primary school students (including 12 teams from special needs school) from Persatuan Pengakap Malaysia, Daerah Johor Bahru participated in the SpeEd Robotics Workshop 2020. Each team consisted of 2 students with an accompanying teacher.

The aims of the workshop are:

  • To promote STEM & engineering education and computational thinking skills to primary school students (prime & special needs) & accompanying teachers through the knowledge transfer on programming & internet of things.
  • To guide primary school students (prime & special needs) & accompanying teachers in the control application of robotics and drone through experiential learning.

23 teams were in the Tuah Robot group which uses Tinker code programming and 12 teams were in the Drone Robot group which applied Drone Block programming.  All teams were introduced to the concepts of programming at the beginning of the workshop.Each team were given missions to complete which ranged from the simplest activities to more complex activities – including programming design, movement through instructions (light sensing & autonomous tracer) and Bluetooth control using mobile applications

In each mission, all teams were given instructions by the trainers (2 main trainers) and assisted by 17 facilitators. The accompanying teachers were required to state the time and verify once each mission is completed in the Task Completion Form. At the end of the workshop, a competition among the teams was conducted. Each team were required to control the robot using IoT via mobile device and complete the assigned task.