4th Tan Sri Ir. Yusoff Ibrahim FYP Competition
Chee Yee exclaimed, “To be honest, I was surprised at first because being able to make it to the final round of the competition itself is considered an achievement for myself. Coming out as one of the top 7 winners, I am delighted, I felt acknowledged for whatever hard work that I had accomplished in the final year project during my final years. This achievement is also considered as quite a good closure to my 4 years’ degree journey with Monash University Malaysia and of course I could not have done it without proper guidance from my supervisor, Dr Tan Ming Kwang and mentor, Mr Wong Kiing Seng as well as the support from my peers throughout my final year”.
Speaking of his experience, Chee Yee indicated that it was a new experience for him, as he needed to present through Zoom. Presentation in general requires the speaker to deliver and connect with the audience with hand gestures, body movements and context of the topic. However, for this competition, the best he could do was just trying to present his ideas as much as he could by speaking through the small screen on his laptop using presentation slides, hoping that the judges would understand what he was trying to convey.
Due to the pandemic conditions, he explained that he had to modify the scope of his FYP as there were restrictions to access the labs and to perform his experiments. A lot of the lab progress could not be used due to the disruption. However, he managed to overcome the challenges and sought for a different approach using simulation and completed his thesis.
The prize including a certificate of recognition and a monetary reward of RM400.00 in the form of cheque will be presented to him during the prize-giving ceremony to be held in April 2021 at the IEM Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Congratulations and thank you for making us proud of your achievements!