Sandakan’s De 3 Lions crowned grand champion of Shell Nxplorers Malaysia 2021
Nov 17, 2021
Kuala Lumpur – Three students from SM Sung Siew in Sandakan, Sabah made the state proud when their team emerged the grand winner of Shell NXplorers Malaysia 2021, defeating five other teams from schools across the country. The winners were announced today in a virtual event.
De 3 Lions, an all-boys team comprising Havyn Liew Xiang Rong, Brandon Chin Min Qiao and Chong Heng Fung, developed the winning project called Project ZeroW, which is an affordable and innovative chicken feeder solution that can minimise wastage and maintain chicken feed quality. Besides having automated, embedded Arduino systems, which are coding systems used in technology related projects, the invention is also equipped with a mobile app to monitor and control the entire system remotely, providing information support to chicken farmers. The invention has the potential to positively impact agricultural practices, locally and globally.
“Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is important for the future, but perhaps more crucial is the capacity to think, to challenge status quo and in doing so, create new and better solutions for the future. At Shell, we believe in nurturing the young generation to be creative and flexible to adapt to new challenges and to be resilient in the face of adversity because every struggle is an opportunity for growth, every failure an opportunity to learn. We are hopeful that the exposure to Shell NXplorers will help inspire our youth to contribute sustainable solutions to the major global challenges of our time,” shared Ivan Tan, Chairman of Shell Malaysia and Senior Vice President, Upstream Malaysia.
“We are truly honoured to be the winning team of Shell NXplorers 2021, which has really impacted secondary school students. The critical thinking skills learnt in this programme has really helped students, including ourselves, to dig deeper into real life problems and come up with solutions to create a positive change,” shared the team members of De 3 Lions on their future aspirations.
Shell’s NXplorers challenges school students to work in teams to design and develop solutions to real-world problems within the nexus of food-water-energy. Additionally, it also provides them with tools and skills to tackle these problems using collaborative, innovative and inter-disciplinary approaches. Shell NXplorers develops a STEM approach cultivating critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills amongst the young generation who will be the game changers for a better future.
Five schools, two finalists each from Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak participated in the national finals after emerging state winners and runners up at the state level of the Shell NXplorers Malaysia competition. The finalists were from SMK Bintulu from Sarawak; SM St Michael and SM Sung Siew from Sabah and SMK Aminuddin Baki, Kuala Lumpur and SMK Putrajaya Presint 11(1), Putrajaya from Peninsular Malaysia.
The panel of jury for the grand finals comprised Dr Ihsan bin Ismail, Deputy Head of Secretariat (Technical), Digital Education, Ministry of Education; Dr Sumitra Nair, Chief Digital Skills and Jobs Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and Richard Kho, General Manager, Malaysia Projects, Shell Malaysia Upstream.
For further information on Shell’s NXplorers, log on to www.shell.com.my
De 3 Lions working on their award-winning invention, Project ZeroW
Sandakan’s De 3 Lions crowned grand champion of Shell Nxplorers Malaysia 2021-17-11
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