SPEECH BY CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG
AT THE LAUNCHING OF PENANG STEM CARNIVAL 2018
15 JULY 2018
YB Syerleena Abdul Rashid
ADUN Seri Delima
Mr Ang Lye Hin
CEO, Penang STEM
Ir Addnan bin Mohd Razali
Setiausaha Majlis Bandaraya Pulau Pinang
Directors of Penang STEM:
a. Dato’ Loo Lee Lian (Director, Penang STEM)
b. Ms Chang Wing Mow (Director, Penang STEM)
c. Dr YL Khong (Director, Penang STEM)
d. En Muhamed Ali Hj Mydin (Director, Penang STEM)
e. Mr Ooi Peng Ee (Director, Penang STEM)
f. Ms Bharathi (Director, Penang STEM)
Tuan Mohamad Abdul Samad
Pegawai Pendidikan Daerah, PPD Timur Laut
Dato’ Heng Huck Lee
CEO of Globetronics Technology Bhd (Sponsor)
Mr Solomon Lorthu
Managing Director, Penang Operations of Motorola Solutions Malaysia (Sponsor)
Mr Wilson Ang
Financial Controller of One Ocean Environment (Sponsor)
Ladies and gentlemen
I would like to, firstly, congratulate PENANG STEM and the 6 Centres under its eco-system for organising this inaugural PENANG STEM CARNIVAL 2018 as yet another of its numerous key initiatives to spark curiosity and interest amongst the younger generations towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The 6 STEM Centres under the Penang STEM ecosystem, namely Tech Dome Penang, Penang Science Cluster, Penang Math Platform, @CAT, Penang Skills Development Centre and Penang Digital Library will take the lead by showcasing their many interesting exhibits and services.
As most of you here would be aware the Penang State Government will spare no effort to motivate our young towards this direction and fully support PENANG STEM in its mission to create human talent to drive and support the digital economy and 4th Industrial Revolution.
This will help to ensure that Penang will continue to be a Centre of Excellence in STEM and continue to nurture the human resource needs of our 2 Free Industrial Zones in Bayan Lepas and Prai.
I understand that there will be more than 30 booths showcasing interesting science and technological exhibits and activities including drones, robots, augmented reality, nature and simple sciences for the very young. Hence, I am confident that this STEM CARNIVAL will help to further inspire students in their pursuit of science and technological excellence.
I am particularly pleased that Universiti Sains Malaysia, Inti International College and KDU Penang University College will also be participating whilst 5 secondary schools in Penang will showcase student projects under their School STEM Clubs.
Speaking of science and technological excellence, I am also pleased that PENANG STEM will be giving out STEM EXCELLENCE AWARDs to outstanding students and schools which have won acclaim in the international and national arenas. My heartiest congratulations to the winners. Hopefully, this will not only spur them to strive for further accolades in the future but also inspire others to similarly aim for STEM excellence in the near future.
To parents who have made the effort to bring your young children to this event on this Sunday morning, I congratulate you for fulfilling your role as responsible parents, with your children’s educational aspirations in mind.
Lastly, I hope that each and everyone will have a fulfilling experience at today’s PENANG STEM CARNIVAL.