During the week’s experience, we had two guest seminars. Associate Professor Omar, former Dean of SOTA USM, presented on an insightful talk on Industrial Design. He shared his experiences and we are certain all participants benefitted. The second speaker, Mr Syafiq Shararuddin from the River Engineering and Urban Drainage Research Centre (REDAC) at USM’s Engineering Campus presented an interesting talk on the latest technology and sustainable practices in management of river basins, urban drainage, and hydrological engineering. This gave the students some background knowledge that they could consider when tackling the pond challenge.
On the third day, all participants visited the Centre for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS), which is located within in the Penang National Park. Getting to CEMACS required a short trek through the jungle, which way to start the day. We were given a museum tour as well as a walk through the hatcheries.
It was a very insightful trip.