Mural Art Painting for GEMPAK Community Service in UTM 2017

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A group of Landscape Architecture students of Faculty Built Environment formed 3D Mural Wall Art team supervised by Dr. Lee Yoke Lai and Dr. Sapura Mohamad had accomplished mural art painting at Faculty Science-C18, UTM. This mural art project was started from 5th April and completed on 8th April 2017 collaboration with Majlis Perwakilan Pelajar (MPM) and patron by Earth Society members under GEMPAK’17 program conducted by the MPM.

The mural art theme ‘Where Great Mind are Nurtured’ is in line with the faculty vision which is to be known around the world in science and mathematics field that produced experts in it fields. Thus, the mural wall art design contained three major elements to epitomize Physics, Chemistry, and Science Mathematics Departments representing Faculty Science. Indeed, the mural painting inspirations have nurtures a great teamwork among UTM communities.

UTM Architecture and Civil Engineering Students Garners Gold and Silver at MSSA OIC 2017

The collaboration of UTM students from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment and the Faculty of Civil Engineering win Top 2 prizes at the prestigious Malaysian Structural Steel Assoc. Open Ideas Competition 2017  Open to all Public Malaysian Schools of Architecture and Engineering the  First prize earned the srudents RM10000 and the 2nd prize RM7000. The winners announcement and prize giving ceremony was held on Thursday, April 13, 2017 during the International Construction Week 2017 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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UTM QS winning streak

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UTM QS students continue their winning streaks at the annual RICS-RISM International Surveying Conference for undergraduates. They bagged the best overall paper award, 2 special mention paper awards and 3 best presenters awards at this year’s conference which was held on the 7-8 April 2017 hosted by UIAM. There were 60 papers submitted and presented. Participants were from surveying programmes in both public and private  universities from all over Malaysia and abroad.  Among the universities that participated included UM, USM, UiTM, UTM, UIAM, UTAR, UTHM, Taylor’s, INTI, Segi, HarriotWatt, Reading and universities from Thailand, Hong Kong and China. The UTM team won almost 80% of the awards that were up for grabs.

FBE Students Won Champion in the “Young Mayor Competition: Planning A Clean and Green Township 2017” in Singapore

A group of Urban and Regional Planning students, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia won Champion in the Young Mayor Competition: Planning a Clean and Green Township 2017 under Category Senior B organized by Activistar Private Limited, Singapore. The competition was held at the National Design Centre, Singapore on 1 – 2nd April 2017 with the theme “Phnom Penh Rising”.

Activistar’s first Assembly Series of 5 cities (2011-2016) features Hanoi, Iskandar Malaysia, Yangon, Manila and Jakarta. The second Assembly Series of the next 5 cities began with Phnom Penh (2017), and offered all participants a fresh look of South East Asia. Teams from the whole of Southeast Asia were invited to participate, especially students from the case-study country. This was in line with the vision to reach out to as many youths as possible because the sustainability message is universal and is beyond borders. This was to encourage cross border exchanges among youths to increase knowledge and cultural exchange. The competition involved four stages: 1) Workshop, 2) Written Proposal, 3) Multi Media Presentation, and 4) Model Building.

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Child Friendly Cities Workshop

Greenovation Research Group conducted a workshop on Child Friendly Cities at Makassar on 3 to 4 April 2017. From the group, four PhD students, Irfan Suria, Joharudin Samion, Mega Suria and Arti Manikam assisted Dr Ismail Said and Dr Nor Zalina Harun from IIUM to teach fifty 3rd year students from Department of Urban Planning, Universitas Islam Negeri Alauddin in Makassar.

They taught how to design five urban spaces as children playspaces in less-privileged neighborhood, an open space beside a park, and a upper class neighborhood. The Alauddin’s students were much delighted to learn the fast approach of designing the children’s environment. The hospitality given by docents and dean of Faculty of Sainstex at Alauddin was superb. Greenovation plans to come again to Makassar in March 2018

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Department of Landscape Architecture CSR program

This is the second CSR program of Department of Landscape Architecture for March 2017. Fifteen Standard Six students from Kampong Parit Sarpan at Mukim Api Api, Pontian participated in an outdoor science program at Gunung Pulai Forest Reserve. Five students from SBEL1414 and Dr Ismail Said conducted the motivational field program and assisted by Penghulu Mukim Api Api, Mohammad Ali. The program was held on 31 March 2017 from 8:00am to 12:00pm. The students learnt about life sciences including plant science as well as physical sciences on why airplane is a fantastic invention.

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