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UNMC student wins Schneider Electric University Challenge

October 19, 2013 | Campus News

Yap Sin Yin, student from The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) and students from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) beat five other finalists to be the champion of the Schneider Electric University Challenge 2013 themed 'Go Green in the City' (Malaysia chapter) recently.

The winning team received a RM8,000 bursary and a certificate of honour was presented to each of its members. The winning team, Eden comprise of Sin Yin from the Nottingham University Business School , UNMC and Loh Hong Khai and Yong Yew Rong  from UTAR.

The 'Go Green in the City' University challenge is organised by Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management to bring together young people from business and engineering disciplines, to develop ideas for intelligent energy management. 

The 'Go Green in the City' competition was aimed at raising awareness of the importance of energy efficiency among youths. It also encouraged participants to develop creative and innovative solutions that could address increasing energy consumption.

The competition provided students with the opportunity to present ideas that could revolutionise energy consumption. Participants also had the chance to get a unique insight into Schneider, a leading energy management company. The competition has been organised for the past three years and this is the first time the competition was opened to participants from East Asian countries. 

The Eden Team proposal titled 'Smart Building Solutions' showcased an integrated system that provides clean energy generation with intelligent monitoring and controlling of multiple innovative renewable energy sources in a building.  The team was supervised by Ng Su Jin from Schneider Electric Malaysia, Assoc. Prof. Ir Dr Lim Yun Seng and lecturer Chua Kein Huat from UTAR, Faculty of Engineering and Science and Dr. Kenny Wong Meng Seng from NUBS of UNMC.

"Although challenging, it was a wonderful experience working with the global specialist in energy management throughout this competition. We now have a better understanding of energy efficient solutions and how important sustainability is in this day and age," said Yap Sin Yin.

"At Schneider Electric, we hope that the Go Green in the City University Challenge inspires future generations of energy consumers and managers to be aware of the urgency of being energy efficient to contribute to the revolution of energy management in all economic sectors, in an effort to strengthen the sustainable development in Malaysia," said Schneider Electric's Malaysia country president Peter Cave.

The Eden Team and One Team from University Sains Malaysia represented Malaysia in the East Asia edition of the competition held in Jakarta recently.

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