KDU College Penang Showcases Academic-industry Collaboration with Inaugural Lego Cup Robotic Competition 2015 |

KDU College Penang Showcases Academic-industry Collaboration with Inaugural Lego Cup Robotic Competition 2015

KDU1: The Lego Cup Robotic Competition was organised by Engineering students of KDU College Penang. 
KDU2: Winners and Dr. Yeap, KDU College Penang’s Academic Head of the Engineering Department as well as Mr Loo Wei Jie, Field Applications Engineer from National Instruments at the Auditorium of KDU College Penang’s campus. 
KDU3: The champions showcasing their awards with Dr. Yeap Gik Hong, KDU College Penang’s Academic Head of the Engineering Department (in grey T-shirt) 
KDU4: In the Lego Cup Robotic Competition 2015, entries were judged based on design and programming precision. 
KDU5: Participants in KDU College Penang’s Lego Cup Robotic Competition 2015 engaged in intense design and programme session. 
KDU6: Secondary school participants in KDU College Penang’s inaugural Lego Cup Robotic Competition 2015, held at KDU College Penang’s Auditorium. 
George Town, 30 May 2015 – KDU College Penang (KDU College) organised its inaugural Lego Cup Robotic Competition on 30 May this year, utilising for the very first time National Instruments (NI) LabVIEW’s professional software as the programming language.

Organised by KDU College’s Engineering students from the School of Engineering, Science and Technology, with sponsorships from many organisations including 1Malaysia for Youth (iM4U), Maluri Equipment Sdn Bhd, Supreme Didactic Sdn and Adprint Sales & Services, the competition attracted 83 participants from 10 secondary schools in Penang.

According to Dr. Yeap Gik Hong, Academic Head of KDU College’s Engineering Department, the Lego Cup Robotic Competition aimed to cultivate interest in science and mathematics through robotics among secondary school students.

“This competition also marked the first time we are publicly showcasing our collaboration with NI since formalising our academic-industry collaboration with them last November. We are proud to extend KDU College’s industry-relevant teaching and learning facilities to inspire young minds.”

Two days prior to the competition, KDU College held a LEGO-Mindstorm workshop for participants which was conducted by three Field Applications Engineers from NI. After the workshop, participants were provided with extended trial version of the NI LabVIEW software to practise and prepare for the competition.

Throughout the competition, held at KDU College’s Auditorium, the student participants were under the watchful guidance of five NI engineers who formed the LabVIEW software support team.

After an intense round of competition, Team Robodes 2 from SMJK Chung Ling in Butterworth emerged as the Champion. Members Goi Man Qi, Lee Chang Hong, Ch'ng Chee Wei and Lim Keng Yang walked away with cash prizes worth RM1,500, medals and a trophy. This is followed by first runner-up Team Steel Boyz from SMK Tinggi Bukit Mertajam and second runner-up, Team Quantum from Penang Chinese Girls’ High School.

KDU’s School of Engineering, Science and Technology is one of the six schools at KDU College Penang. Known for its strong industry linkages, the school is well-equipped for hands-on learning experience, including a Very Large Scale Integration (VSLI) training facility, the latest simulation facilities and an industry-based syllabus developed by industry experts.

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About KDU College Penang

KDU College Penang is a member of Paramount Education, a fully integrated provider that offers quality education from primary and secondary, both local and international, through to undergraduate and post-graduate levels, as well as executive and professional development programmes. Paramount Education celebrated its 30th Anniversary in 1983, and is proud to have had 80,000 students since its inception, some of whom include corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and celebrities around the globe.

Paramount Education is the education arm of Paramount Corporation Berhad, a public company that is listed on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad and whose diversified business interests also include property development.

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