WEDNESDAY, 29 OCTOBER - The 7th Research and Invention Competition (PEREKA), Universiti Malasyia Sabah (UMS) in its closing ceremony today gave recognition to 204 projects competed in the research and innovation categories.
A new award was also introduced this year namely Special EcoCampus Award given to research or innovation that had the characteristics consistent with UMS EcoCampus in tandem with UMS efforts towards achieving EcoCampus status come 2018.
The special award was won by Dr. Collin G. Joseph of the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources (FSSA) with the title of his project ‘A Novel Combo Design of a Portable Ozone Generator With Attached Air Compressor for Use in Wastewater Remediation.’
A total of 32 gold medals, 67 silver and 105 bronze were awarded to the winners of this year’s PEREKA.
Dr. Annita Yong Seok Kian of Borneo Marine Research Institute (IPMB) and Major (PA) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norazah Mohd Suki of the Faculty of International Finance Labuan (FKAL), each winning three gold in the research category for their projects.
For the record, at last year’s PEREKA 2012 saw researchers won 18 gold, 26 silver and 23 bronze in six invention competitions within the country and abroad. – HH (fl)
Photo: Suzeanywati Gasinin, CRD
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