Faculty of Engineering (FOE) through its Fiber Optics Research Center (FORC) hosted a Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) with students from Sekolah Kebangsaan Cyberjaya recently. The FORC members namely Dr. Siti Azlida binti Ibrahim (Chairman), Dr. Katrina D. Dambul ( Secretary), Dr. Choo Kan Yeep, Dr. Mohd. Narizee Mohd Nasir, Amilia Mansoor, Noor Shafikah Md Rodzi, and Pehlvin Bala Jothy facilitated the programme with 7 groups of students.
The programme aimed to cultivate students’ interest in science (especially the concept of light), to expose students to the fundamental concept of light, and to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) amongst the participants. The programme started with an interesting introduction to light by Dr. Azlida. Next, the students were guided through hands-on activities and performed experiments involving LEDs. These were designed to highlight the characteristics of light such as light travels in a straight line, light forms shadows, and the reflection and refraction of light.
At the end of the session, a sharing and Q&A session was conducted by Dr. Wong Sew Kin from FOE. He focused on the importance of engineering and being an engineer. Many of the students asked questions related to engineering during this session. Finally, the students participated in a short quiz and the winners were given prizes. Overall, everyone had fun and it was a good learning experience for all the students. This programme was conducted with the support of FOE (MMU), IEEE Photonics Society (Malaysia) and OSA Student Chapter (UPM).