SECONDARY school students can bring their imagination to life by designing and constructing a race car model that uses solar energy for the ‘2012 Energy Saving Competition’.The competition, organised by Penang Science Council Malaysia and assisted by Ming Dao University in Taiwan, aims to promote energy and environment conservation among secondary school students in Malaysia.
The council’s Mentoring Young Scientific Entrepreneurs Pillar chairman Datuk Seri Kelvin Kiew said there would be two categories — Solar Model Car Racing Contest and Solar Energy Application Design Competition — which are open to all secondary school students in the country.
He said both events were open to teams of three, and the registration fee is RM100 per person (RM300 per team) per competition.“For the Solar Model Car Racing Contest, each team will be given materials to design and construct their own model,” Kiew told a press conference on Thursday.
“As for the Solar Energy Application Design Competition, participants need to design a model of a product, system or facility that uses solar energy.“Ming Dao University will be sending their experts to educate the students about renewable energy applications throughout their participation in the event.”
Teams can register online at http://www.tiger2u.com/solar2011/ and the closing date is Jan 15 for the Solar Energy Application Design Competition, and Jan 28 for the Solar Model Car Racing Contest.
Kiew said for the design competition, the teams have to submit their design proposal before the closing date.The events will be held at SMJK Heng Ee from Feb 4 to 6. First, second and third placed teams will walk away with RM1,500, RM900 and RM600 respectively, medals and certificates.