THURSDAY, 29 SEPTEMBER – A total of 250 entries received from Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) researchers pitted against each other at the Research and Innovation Competition (PEREKA) that ended yesterday at the Main Lecture Hall 2 UMS.
Out of the 250 entries, 21 won gold for the research category and 12 gold for the innovation category.
Similar to last year, the organiser of the programme, Centre for Research and Innovation (PPI) maintained the ten classification for the competition; Learning Aid, Bioscience and Biotechnology, Forestry and Food; Physical Science, Environmental and Energy; Social Science, Humanities, Arts and Education; Information Technology and Communication; Health and Medical Sciences; Business and Economy; Engineering and Technology including EcoCampus.
A total of 20 judges from various institutions of higher learning and the industry were invited as judeges in the competition.
PEREKA aimed at promoting the culture and spirit of research and development amongst UMS researchers, thus becoming a platform for the public and inudstry to identify potential technology. – (fl)
Photo: Suzeanywati Gasinin