Wednesday, 21 January 2009

3rd Day of SiswaSat 2008

Date: 18 December 2008

Venue: International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Today was the price giving ceremony and the VIP was Deputy Minister of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) Tuan Haji Fadillah Yusof.

MMUSat only obtained the consolation prize, the prize obtained by every participating team. UKM won the first prize as UKM team with their large supporting team put a lot of efforts into their CanSat. SiswaSat 2007 Champion UNISEL won the second prize while the host IIUM won the third prize.

Each team then presented their CanSat to the VIP with the prepared materials such as posters and brochures. There were a lot of discussions, knowledge sharing between the teams during this so-called poster session. This session was a very good addition to SiswaSat 2008 which all team finally had a platform to interact. Since the event was almost over at this point, secrecy was no longer an issue.

As a team supervisor (standing left-most), I really appreciate the hard works from the team, from left to right, Mr. Soroush Abbasizargaleh (GPS & Programming), Mr. Pavithran Nair (Team leader), Ms. Wai Yin Ling (Sensor) and Mr. Ch'ng Han Pei (Parachute & Structure). SiswaSat v2 for me is still a success as the SiswaSat had been successfully improved in such a short time, which is filled with examinations and tests. In addition to the fact that the effective team members was actually dropped from six to four due to unavoidable issues.

More information can be found in SiswaSat 2008.

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