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Workshop on SAW and PBL

To all members, there will be a workshop on SAW and PBL from 29th to 30th March 2010 at SEAMEO Recsam. Some teachers and mentors including our very own Dr. Kim and Dr. Ng will conduct workshop sessions.

The details are posted below.

News Announcement /Pengumuman Baru

Workshop on SAW (Science Across the World) and PBL (Project Based Learning)

Bengkel SAW-PBL

Jointly held by/ Anjuran Bersama

SMKA Al-Mashoor Lelaki dan Jabatan Pelajaran Pulau Pinang

Date/ Tarikh: 29 -30 Mac 2010

Place/ Tempat: SEAMEO RECSAM

No. of Participants/ Bil Peserta: 40 Pelajar

Participanting School / Sekolah Terlibat:

1. SMKA Al-Mashoor Lelaki (20 Pelajar + 2 Guru)

2. SM Laki-laki Methodist (4 P) + 1 guru)

3. SMK Penang Free (4 P + 1 guru)

4. SMJK Union (4 P (perempuan) + 1 guru)

5. SMK Abdullah Munshi (4 P (2 lelaki, 2 perempuan) + 1 guru)

6. SMK (P) Sri Mutiara (4 P (perempuan) + 1 guru)

March 27, 2010 Post Under SEARCH - Read More

International Conference & Youth Summit 2010

To all MAAYS members, this is a PBL conference organised by iEARN that might be of your interest.
(International Education and Resource Network)
Connecting Youth…Making a Difference in the World
iEARN IN ACTION: Special Conference News
Register Now for the 17th Annual iEARN Conference and 14th Annual Youth Summit in Barrie, Canada (outside of Toronto), July 12-17, 2010!

Early Bird rates for the iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit are avaliabe until March 31. Please register and pay for the conference to qualify for the Early Bird discount. Registration and Payment forms are avaliable at: http://iearn2010.org.  For questions regarding registration, please contact registration@iearn-canada.org.  We will only be able to accept registrations until June 10th, so please register early to assure your place at the conference. After that date, we can not guarantee accommodations at the conference venue.
Are you interested in sharing your project, student work or best practices in education? Please participate as a presenter at the conference. Call for Presenter forms are accessible at: http://tiny.cc/workshops516
Visas for Canada
Visa applications to Canada might take a few weeks to process at the Canadian Embassies. We are in the process of preparing Letters of Invitation for the conference. If you require a Letter of Invitation to apply for your Visa to Canada, please complete the form at: http://tinyurl.com/iEARN2010inviteletter Please also be aware that we can not send the Letters of Invitation directly to the Embassies.
We look forward to seeing you all as we meet together to “Catch the Dream” in Canada.
About the iEARN Annual Conference and Youth Summit:
Join hundreds of educators, students, administrators and partner organizations who come together annually from 50-70 countries to share how they are using technology to build global understanding and enhance teaching and learning!  We encourage all who want to make their education programs more global, and who believe that students can make a difference in the world when they work together on collaborative online projects, to join this global gathering.
March 19, 2010 Post Under Events - Read More

SSYS – Winners’ List

As promised, here are the winners’ list for the SSYS 2010 which was held at RECSAM.

Science Category

List One: the Most Promising Young Scientists Awards

“ Evaluating Different Methods of Synthesizing Biodiesel”

By Lee Men Quan, Derrick Toh Yong and Seng, Khoo Chun Yuet from Singapore

List Two: the Outstanding Awards for Significant Projects

“A design of wind power generator with low wind speed and low cost”

By Cheng Sophal, Phal and Songhak from  Cambodia

List Three: the Outstanding Awards

(1)-Outstanding Award for Research Report

“Swift Turbidity Marker”

by Muhammad Akram, Bin Mohd Zubir,, Muhamad Ruzairie Bin Rusli

From Malaysia

(2) the Outstanding Award for Presentation of Exhibit

“Preliminary Analysis of Water Quality Parameters and Population Density of Chironomous sp. As Pollution Bioindicator”

By Shairaine Nieves C. and Catabay  from Philippines

(3) the Outstanding Award for Presentation in Congress

“Xanthophyllum amoenum as an eco-friendly natural grease remover & metal


By Audrey ak and Alexander Likow from Malaysia

List Four: Special Awards

(1) Special Award for Immediate Benefit to the Local Community: Science category

“Soil improvement with soilborne bacteria and EM microorganism”

By Nuttapon Pombubpa from Thailand

(2) Special Award for Educational Contribution for Economy,

Environment and Society

“Reuse waste paper to grow mushroom: Reuse papernapkin to grow mushrooms and vegetable sprout”

By Ngo Huong Tra, Le Tuan Viet from Vietnam

(3) Special Award for Commercial Potential Development of a Product for Societyand Environment

“Javanese Ginseng Competitiveness with Korean Ginseng”

By Amadea Nuurunnisaa from Indonesia

(4) Special Award for the Application of Science Principles and Processes

“Sustainability of stream quality in Lumapas”

By Nurul Syahiirah Bte  Hj Abd Rahman, Siti Amirah Bte Hj Yussof from Brunei

(5) Special Award for Creativity / Innovation

“Electronic plant prototype to absorb and remove the carbon compounds using zeolites as stomata for reduction efforts on global warming securities, Indonesia”

By M. Aryanda Ondrio, Nisa Zulhikmah from Indonesia

(6) Special Award for Application of Technology in Relation to Congress    Theme

“Sustainable Flood Warning System”

By  Wong Yoong Wern from Malaysia

List Five: Consolation Prizes

(1) “Pollen Viability of Ixora coccinea exposed to differenttraffic

densities in Iloilo City, Philippines”

by Maryam Jazzmine D. Azucena, Angebvi A. Sepino from Philippines

2. “Characterization of the bacterial blight resistance in Oryza

sativa L. (Poacea): An immunoinvestigative study on partial identification of diverse propagation resistant to damping-off  diseases from Xanthomonas oryzae pv. Oryzae “

by Michael Ray P.  Tobias, Joyce Ann  Camilee A. Rodriguez fromPhilippines

(3) “Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB) as  Tilapia niloticus Linn.  Munobooster and growth enhancer: Delivering a healtier feed stock for aquaculture industries

By Medy C. Estonactor, Abegail S. Borja, Tristan Ivan A. Chong from Philippines

4.      “Thermoelastic property and biochemical activity of GPRCNSL

suspended ratios an innovative reinforcement to improve Styrofoam biocompostability”

by Aizel Cate S. Equipaje, Llora Glenise L. Suzara, fromPhilippines

5. “Monitoring of Banate Bay, Anilao Central Philippines for Coastal Resource Management”

By Paul Dwayne T. Villalobos from Philippines

6. “Prospecting the Philippine mushroom diversity: A Study on

the influence of its protein on the cytotoxicity and

antimicrobial property of selected wild mushrooms”

by Steve Bryan Marcelo, Maria Angelica M. Chiu from Philippines

7. Comparative studies on different absorbents for copper

removal in gold smelting waste waters in Marilao-Meycauayan-Obando River System in Bulacan

by Erna Mae G. Antonio, Angela Mae S. Aldon from Philippines

8. “Natural Shore Cleaners”

By  Lee Jing Yao, Lim Wei Kang fromMalaysia

9. “A Novel Glass from Rice Hulls (Oryza sativa Linn) and Oyster

Shells (Crassostrea iredalei)”

By Geraldine H. Serrano, Ma. Veronica T. Pajarillo from Philippines

10. “Colorful functional eggs: The production of carotenoidenriched eggs exhibiting yellow and red yolk by using pumpkin and chili supplemented food”

By Pradthana Sanglam from Thailand

11. “Iron (Fe2+) and Nickel (Ni2+) Uptake of Mangkono

(Xanthostemon verdugonianus Naves.) and Lagilagi (Syzygium sp.): Potential Phytoremediators of Iron and Nickel Rich Soils in the Rehabilitation of Taganito Mining Corporation, Claver,

Surigao del Norte, Philippines”

By Lyca D. Lim, Mark Christian A. Clerino from Philippines

12. “A Study of the Optimum Recovery of Melanin from Waste

Sources and its Application in Cosmetic products”

By Toh Zheng Xiang, Ng Chow Hui, Chan Wei from Singapore

13. “Aceltylated Coir Dust in Bioabsobtion of Crude Oil “

By Romely H. Escobido, Kyle, Patrick Y. Eugenio, Manuel S. Vidal Jr., Joanna Mae S. Larin from Philippines

(14) “Introducing an incredible curtain which can save and produce electric energy”

By Pathummaly Phommachanh, Phetnary Souvannarath from Lao PDR

15. “Application of Biofilter Using Dead Stony Corals on the

Removal of Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn) Metal in Drinking Water &

Lead (Pb) present in contaminated waste water effluent collected in

An abandoned mining

By Roent Mark Aperacho, Edison O. Lapuz from Philippines

16. “Culture Based Fisheries in the Local Community, Lao PDR”

By Valayphone Khamdeng, Malisa Khammanichanh fromLao PDR

17. “Determination and quantification of benzene and toluene in

gasoline using gas chromatography and flame ionization detector (EID)

By Phal Songhak, Cheng Sophal fromCambodia

18. Novelty Items from the skin of Starry Trigger FIsh (Abalistes stellaris) and Slender Pinjalo (Pinjalo lewisi)

By Kim Robert C. de Leon, Marwin D. Ibanez from Philippines

Mathematics Category

List One: Most Promising Young Scientists Awards

“Power To The People – An Investigation Into The Use Of Jatropha For Rural

Electrification, Lao PDR”

By Fonnapha Taymany and Anou Souvannavong from Lao PDR

List Two: the Outstanding Awards for Significant Projects

“Microbial Chorale: Characterization Of Microorganisms In Agricultural,

Industrial And Food Storage Through Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)Analysis”

By Jeselle Baldomero, James Patrick and Balagtas from Philippines

List Three: the Outstanding Awards

1—the Outstanding Award for Research Report

“Reducing Greenhouse Gases Emission From Municipal Solid Wastes By “

Recovering The Wastes To Generate Electricity

By Touch Sopheak, and Seang Nam from Cambodia

2—the Outstanding Award for Presentation of Exhibit

“ Power To The People – An Investigation Into The Use Of Jatropha For Rural

Electrification, Lao PDR”

By Fonnapha Taymany, Anou and Souvannavong from Lao PDR

3—the Outstanding Award for Presentation in Congress

“ Mathematics In The Ethnic Arts Of Borneo”

By Sherlyn Lai Hui Ern and Audrey Alexander from Malaysia

List Four: the Special Awards

(1)  Special Award for Immediate Benefit to the Local Community

“Establish And Manage “Environmental Fund” Project In Secondary


By Le Phuong Anh, Nguyen Duy Khanh from Vietnam

(2) Special Award for Educational Contribution for Economy, Environment and  Society

Mathematics In The Ethnic Arts Of Borneo

By Sherlyn Lai Hui Ern, Audrey Alexander from Malaysia

(3) Special Award for Commercial Potential Development of a Product for Society and Environment

“apping Of Tourist Attractions In Loei Province Of Thailand By Using Graph Theory”

By Thanisara Chan- Uan, Jakkra Sombatwong, Pimchanok Ngamsawad from and

(4) Special Award for the Application of Mathematics Principles and Processes

“Application Of Radical Centre To Determine The Optimal

Location For Police Stations”

By Khoo Yong Jie, Chan Yi Hao, Pey Chiun Yuan from Singapore

(5) Special Award for Creativity / Innovation

“Reducing Greenhouse Gases Emission From Municipal Solid  Wastes By Recovering The Wastes To Generate Electricity

By Touch Sopheak, Seang Nam from Cambodia

(6) Special Award for Application of Technology in Relation to Congress


“Power to the people – An investigation into the use of Jatropha for

ruralelectrification, Lao PDR”

By Fonnapha Taymany, Anou Souvannavong from Lao PDR

List Five: Consolation Prizes

(1) “Achievement Financial Calculator”

By Khariul Arrif Bin Mohamad, Awangku Muhd. Izzan Zulfiquah Bin Pengiran Abu

Bakar Sani from Brunei

(2) “ Mathematical Modelling Of The Stomatal Response Of Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis L. To PM10 Pollution”

By Jason A. Villaluna, Nicole Dane L. Navea from Philippines

2. “Profile Of Minimum Number Of Blocks In Different Shapes Used For Paving A Rectangular Path”

By Apichayaporn Ratkata  from Thailand

March 13, 2010 Post Under SEARCH - Read More

Register @ the forum!

All SSYS participants can head over to the forum to interact and participate in dialogues.

Just click on the links below!

March 12, 2010 Post Under SEARCH - Read More

SSYS – So what’s next?

SSYS came to an end last Friday, and we’re sure all of the participants enjoyed it a lot, especially those who gave us enthusiastic replies during the interviews!

We’re sorry for the lack of updates this week as the webmasters David and Chee Yi are having exams. We will post the list of winners for SSYS 2010 as soon as we get it from RECSAM.

Meanwhile, as you’re waiting for the winners’ list to be posted up, you can visit the forum and kick off discussion and interact with fellow SSYS participants, sharing your experiences and photos!

March 10, 2010 Post Under SEARCH - Read More

MAAYS sister blogs

David’s sifiliA

Chee Yi’s Simplicity

March 5, 2010 Post Under Uncategorized. - Read More

SSYS 2010: Insight

Webmasters’ Journal


Occasion: SSYS 2010

Time: 1430-1630 hours

We tweeted yesterday that we are going to RECSAM today to attend the presentation by the participants on their research projects. And, as promised, here are the pics!

We went there right after school ended and had our lunch (2 Big Macs, fries and Coke) in the car. When we reached there, the presentation session had already begun, but we went in and sat down. We met MAAYS mentors Dr. Kim and Ms. Ng as well.

The SEAMEO Hall was filled with participants from different countries. Although their accents were different, but it’s still a weird feeling to think that all humans are united under the English language, which is a comforting thought.

There are judges from different countries, and thinking that he will have an edge over the others, one participant said “Aligato“, which means thank you in Japanese, when he noticed one of the judges are Japanese.

Each group has 10 minutes to present on their research projects. Then, 2 minutes were given for the audience to express their doubts by asking questions.

We are going to attend a forum about “Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) As A Tool of Innovation Development in New Ventures” by Dr Helena Forsman on Friday. Stay tuned!

March 3, 2010 Post Under SEARCH - Read More

SSYS 2010

SSYS is a regional congress conducted in RECSAM, Penang in the form of a Science Exhibition/Congress for youths to embark on scientific and technological research projects.

SSYS 2010 will be held on the 2nd to 5th of March 2010, which means it’s going to start tomorrow! Participants from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Brunei, Phillipines, Cambodia, Laos, and Indonesia will be there for the duration of the event.

The MAAYS team took the opportunity to visit the venue and snapped some pics for your viewing pleasure. A sneak peek before the actual event!

SEAMEO Hall, this is where the participants are going to present their projects.

Everything is set and ready to go!

Here is a brief introduction related to SSYS 2010. More information available at the forum and the SSYS official site.

The 7th Regional congress “Search for SEAMEO Young Scientists” (SSYS) 2010

Theme: Sustainable Solution for the Local Community
Special awards (same for both Science/Mathematics)
(1) Immediate benefit to the local community
(2) Educational contribution
(3) Commercial potential
(4) Application of science/mathematics principles and processes
(5) Scientific/Mathematics creativity/innovation
(6) Application of technology in relation with congress theme

Outstanding awards:
(1) Research report
(2) Presentation of exhibits
(3) Presentation in congress
(4) Significant project
(5) Most promising young scientist(s) for Science/Mathematics

March 1, 2010 Post Under SEARCH - Read More

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