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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

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

polish”

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

School”

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

Theme

“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

SSYS 2010: Insight

Webmasters’ Journal

Venue: RECSAM

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

Project-i2Discovery

The MAAYS team is glad to present a new pilot project:
Project-i2discovery
MAAYSnet Searching for Young Scientists

Project-i2discovery is a search for new young scientists through the a project research based competition. Either individually or in teams, participants will prepare a preliminary research paper.

There are three stages in this Project-i2discovery.

1. Stage One: Unearthing New Researchers (November till January 2010)

To participate, you only need to:

* Register as MAAYS Forum Member

* Participate as an individual or as team (not more than three individuals).

* Choose a URL for your blog which cannot be changed. Please notify the adminstrator at i2discovery@maays.net.

* Prepare your preliminary research paper using the Guidelines on research paper (viewing available here)

* Upload your preliminary research paper to your blog

* Visit your own blog frequently;

* Upgrade you preliminary paper and repost after getting feedback and exchanges from your blog viewers.

Participants will be required to submit their finalised paper on the 5th of January.

[Note : Besides having peer blog members viewing your blog, MAAYSnet Project i2discovery team has Science Community Researchers (SCR) assigned to view your blog and may comment on your paper. They may also view other blog members’ views, comments, feedbacks and give suggestions.]

2. Stage Two: Discovering “Budding Young Scientists” (BYS) (February – March 2010)

MAAYSnet will shortlist several teams of bloggers from the Stage One participants and assign them with Project i2discovery mentors. These bloggers will be known as BYS. The assigned mentors will groom them and enable them to improve their experiment protocols designed and report preparation.

3. Stage Three: Grooming Budding Young Talents (March – September 2010)

The BYS will have to set their new blogs after the grooming sessions with mentors and attend e-live forum where they will be selected as “Ambassadors” to represent MAAYSnet in the 7th SSYS Regional Congress (2 to 5 March 2010) at RESCAM, Penang and other events which will groom these young talent to be potentially great scientists.
Information on the judging criterias can be obtained from the forum. Click HERE to be redirected to the forum.

October 26, 2009 Post Under i2discovery - Read More

SSYS 2010

The ‘Search for SEAMEO Young Scientists’ (SSYS) is a regional congress conducted in RECSAM in the form of a Science Exhibition/Congress for youths to embark on scientific and technological research projects.

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

September 29, 2009 Post Under SEARCH - Read More

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