School’s recycling entry wins silver at global contest

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Well done: Faris (left) and Firdaus pose for a photo after winning their olympiad feat

Well done: Faris (left) and Firdaus pose for a photo after winning their olympiad feat

The school was represented by the team comprising Form Four student Faris Putra Zulkarnain and Firdaus Ab Aziz who is in Form Five. The team was one of the finalists from Malaysia which took part in the science category.

The Education Ministry said in a statement that the school’s entry was one of 495 projects picked from around the world.

Their project was called “Black is the New Green” on how students recycle biomass in the form of energy.

From their one-year research, Firdaus and Faris found that using coconut, oil palm and bamboo brought about the best results for the project. The olympiad is an international high school competition focusing on environmental issues.

The duo previously won the gold medal at the Malaysia International Young Inventors Olympiad 2015 which enabled them to take part in the US competition. They were not only assisted by their teacher Irwan Hamzah but also received invaluable tips from experts at Universiti Putra Malaysia. School headmaster Safuan Raba’ai said he was proud of the team’s success.

The students had the opportunity to visit Brown University, Harvard University, Princeton University, Yale University, Columbia University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all top varsities in the US.

 

Sumber:  The Star Online :  http://www.thestar.com.my/news/education/2016/07/10/schools-recycling-entry-wins-silver-at-global-contest/