Kem Cuti Sains MRSM 2008 - Developing Young Scientists (1 -3 Dec 2008) Print


MARA Education and Training (Secondary) Division, MRSM Pasir Salak and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) had successfully organised Kem Cuti Sains MRSM 2008 – Developing Young Scientists from 1 – 3 December 2008 at UTP campus.. This is a collaborative programme between MARA and Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS.  


149 MRSM students who had completed their Form 4 studies at the MRSM colleges in Taiping, Pasir Salak, Gemencheh, Kuantan, Transkrian, Tawau, Beseri, Mersing, Jasin, Pengkalan Hulu, Alor Gajah, Langkawi, Kepala Batas, Muadzam Shah, Batu Pahat, Kubang Pasu, Kulim, Pengkalan Chepa, Kuala Lipis, Lenggong, Pontian, Muar, Kuala Kubu Baru, Merbok, Terendak, Kuala Berang, Balik Pulau, Besut, Pendang, Kota Putra dan Jeli were selected to attend the programme.



The main aim of this event is to inculcate research culture among the upper secondary MRSM students. Furthermore, it is hoped that through the activities held, it will instill interest in science and mathematics amongst students so that they will be able to opt for a career in science and technology and stimulate students’ creativity and innovation.  It will also help in enhancing students’ self confidence and to provide opportunities for students and teachers to learn about research techniques.


The participants were given the exposure to carry out research activities based on a common theme, “Energy and Environment”. Experimental work was carried out in the assigned sub-theme groups, and subsequently led towards identifying technologies that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote healthier air quality and provide sustainable clean energy supply for the future. Through the experiments, students were able to provide some specific outputs that were useful for deducing outcomes related to the main theme.



Besides academic and research endeavour, recreational activities and motivational talk were also parts of the activities.   At the end of the second day in UTP, students were expected to produce project reports and posters for presentation. The judging of the presentations took place on the last day of the programme at UTP. Awards were given for the best presentation, best poster, best report, best discussion and best abstract during the closing ceremony at MRSM Pasir Salak which was graced by Associate Professor Dr Hilmi Bin Mukhtar, Director, Undergraduate Studies of UTP.