Sunday, December 27, 2015

Rocketry in Bali


 
28 & 29th November 2015: We were down in Bali for the Asia Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum (APRSAF2015) Water Rocket Competition as technical observers to their annual rocketry challenge organised by the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA). 14 countries from the Asia Pacific region qualified for the finals with Malaysia sending three teams. The participants had to design their rockets according to the stipulated requirements with the team from Thailand beating the rest of the competition in the Target category. We're glad to be a part of this fantastic and prestigious event and look forward to next year's competition. We had a great time and hope the kids had fun too.

 


Career Talk in Kelantan


22nd November 2015. Our Head of Academic, Mohd Yusfi Md Yusop gave a Career Talk to over 200 students from 10 different schools in the USM Kubang Kerian hall. The event was organised by MDeC to motivate the students to consider their future in the field of Science and Technology. I'm sure Yusfi inspired them into the right direction. Great job!!!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Career Talk in Terengganu


18th November 2015: I gave a career talk to students of SMAASZA, Kuala Terengannu to promote opportunities available for them in the ICT sector. There was also a robotics exhibition by Dr Engku Fadzli Hassan from UniSZA to showcase his research and products on artificial intelligence and drones. The event was organised by MDeC as part of their STEM on Wheels Fair 2015 Terengganu edition to promote science to school children. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Cik Fazida and En. Ahmed Sya from MDeC for the opportunity to get up and close with the kids just before their school hols which begins tomorrow.

Rocketry in Penang


15th November 2015: We were in Penang last Sunday to conduct 2 rocketry workshops for participants during the Penang International Science Fair at the SPICE Arena. We taught them how to build their own rockets by using the STEM approach and everyone had fun launching their rockets. We would like to thank MDeC for inviting us to interact with the general public in their effort to promote science.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Rocketry with J-Biotech in Johor

 We're down in Johor today for the Ekspo Agro Johor 2015. We conducted 2 rocketry workshops for SMK Sri Gading and SMK P Temenggong Ibrahim as part of J-Biotech's CSR effort in promoting science to school children. For the finale their CEO, En. Wan Amir Jeffery launched a rocket sky high to mark this special occasion. We're glad to support J-Biotech's initiative in making biotechnology and biodiversity a key component of Malaysia's drive to encourage scientific research, discovery and commercialization especially for school children and the general public.











Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Support our project for 2016

We're trying to raise money through crowd-funding to provide aerospace education to 1,000 kids for 2016 located in schools away from major cities. Donate here http://simplygiving.com/astrox


Saturday, October 31, 2015

KLESF 2015

 

Bring your kids down to the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre for this weekend's Kuala Lumpur Engineering and Science Fair (‪#‎KLESF2015‬) for a great and fun time. They will get to try out many of the fun and exciting activities available there. I gave a talk to the crowd there today on the importance of teaching kids science using the STEM approach and later on took time to engage them at the Astronautic Technology Sdn Bhd booth promoting the ‪#‎Ardusat‬ satellite kits in which you will be able to code your experiments or projects and send them into space. How cool is that? Do visit www.ardusat.my for more info. So grab this opportunity and head down to the Mines!!!

 




Rocketry in Seremban



30th October 2015: We were down in Dewan Majlis Perbandaran Seremban today for the 8th Anniversary celebrations of Malaysia's manned spaceflight mission. We demonstrated to the audience on how to build a simple rocket by using everyday tools and materials you can find in your kitchen. For the grand hurrah, we launched a rocket into the southern skies and retrieved the rocket when it landed safely onto the Seremban town field. The objective of the event is to promote science and we're glad to do our bit for society. Catch us tomorrow at the Mines Exhibition Hall for a round of Space Talks at 12noon. See you there...

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Sim Visit to AACE

29th October 2015: We conducted our second simulator centre visit this year to the facilities located at the Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence - AACE to the delight of 40 kids from Sekolah Kebangsaan Leftenan Adnan, Kajang. They also got a tour of the engine room and several safety training rooms. The kids were thrilled as everyone got a chance to manually fly their state of the art A320 flight simulator which included full motion with the added turbulence to make it an experience they won't forget. We hope that they're inspired to choose a career in science or aviation and we owe our deepest gratitude to the wonderful team at AACE. Thank you again for making our dreams come true...







Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Space Race Rocketry Workshop


18th October 2015: We conducted 3 rocketry workshops for 70 kids from orphanges from Kuala Selangor, Sungai Buloh, Bukit Beruntung and Seri Kembangan to mark the launch of next year's Space Race an event organised by Moteevasi and officiated by our angkasawan Dr. Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor. We're looking for the next Malaysian to blast off into space. Everyone had a good time and I would like to thank my team and new mentors Emma Zulaiha and Uncle Zulkilfi for making it possible. Enjoy the pics courtesy of my favourite uncle...