FRIDAY, 20 JUNE
– The Robotic Club Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will represent Malaysia at the Intelligent Car Racing, Global Freescale Cup Challenge International level at the Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea on 30 August.
This notable achievement came through after winning the second spot at the National Competition at Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya recently.
The success was further fuelled when another UMS Robotic Club sent did not come home empty-handed and was named the second runner-up out of 39 teams that took part. It thus enabled both UMS teams to receive a cash prize of RM2,000 and RM1,000 respectively.
Meanwhile, the winner which would jointly represent Malaysia to Seoul was Swinburne University of Technology.
In the meantime, the team leader for UMS teams, Lim Kean Thong told Chancellery Media that he had high confident to compete in international tournaments.
“We are determined to reach the top three by conducting consistent preparation and doing some improvements to the smart car used for the competition.
“We will try to develop new technology to create innovation and technology references from outside,” he said, expressing joy over the success of UMS as the only institution of higher learning (IPTA) that will compete with participants from other countries.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs and Alumni, Assoc. Prof. Datuk Dr. Kasim Md. Mansur said the success was part of UMS efforts and formula in producing competitive students.
“UMS has always expose undergrads to various creative and innovative activities. Our students have shown good performance and their enthusiasm in other competitions before this. I believe in this international smart car racing, they are able to compete with the champions and runners-up from other countries,” he said. – SS (fl) Photo: UMS
Media and Citra Division