Research and Innovation Competition 2008 has already been organized successfully
by the Student Representative Council of Universiti Sains Malaysia (MPPUSM) in
the previous 2008/2009 academic session. For the present 2009/2010 session, the
Student Representative Council will continue organizing this project as an
annual event on 25th of May 2010 until 29th May 2010. Besides giving recognition to the best final year project by final
year undergraduate students from IPTA and IPTS, this project is also seen as a
way for the Student Representative Council to create and consolidate the
networking among universities.
This third year competition will continue to focus on the main objective which
is to provide valuable input for students on the importance of research and
innovation for the nationís development of human capital. It encourages students
to compete among themselves and thus, put their best effort for their research
project. Through a program like this, new discoveries can be found especially in
the field of Science and Technology as well as literature and art in general.
Besides becoming the platform for the young scientists to meet and share their
opinions and experiences, this program also manures studentís interest in taking
part in research and innovation activities.
Based on the previous competition that was successfully held on the previous
session, it has been proven that the Student Representative Council of
Universiti Sains Malaysia has achieved the target of organizing a national
convention on research and innovation involving students from all the
institutions all over the country. The organising of a program like this
reflects the identity of USM as a research university. Thus, Student
Representative Council of Universiti Sains Malaysia wishes to continue to
organize the National Research and Innovation Competition as a way to support
the governmentís aspiration to realize the Wawasan 2020 and bring about a
developed and successful Malaysia.