National SEED Workshop 2011 Reports from SMK Taman Keramat
On December 5-9, 2011,the SMK Taman Keramat team participated in the workshop and a national robotic competition organized by the giant multinational company Schlumberger under Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED). The program aims to expose teachers and students to the importance of science and technology on the environment and society.
The SMK Taman Keramat team consisted of10 students and a teacher, Mr. Nik Shahrolalif Bin Ahmad Shahimi. This group of students was divided into two teams, supervised by teachers and SEED facilitators. Over the five days of this program, we were taken to visit the country and carry out the activity of launching a water rocket at the Planeterium. Then we were taken to Petronas Towers and conducted a number of activities provided by Petronas.
Then we were taken to the Melaka Refinery Complex and were briefed by the facilitator about careers in engineering. Our next stop was A Famosa Resort, Melaka, where we attended a robotics workshop using a GoGo board, a programmable logic control system. During this workshop, our school teams took the challenge and produced a project with the theme of safety, health, and the environment.
The 1st team presented their FLOMP project--the Flood Management and Water Treatment Process. The objectives of this project are to reduce the risk of infrastructure damage; to reduce risks of illness such as cholera; to reduce the death caused by floods; and to supply clean water for domestic usage. With the Gogo board students chose water as the element for their project. They used four sensors that can be a perfect system to control and manage flood problems. The project also includes supplying clean water using reverse osmosis.
The 2nd team presented their Landslide Project. The objectives of this project are to warn of soil movement on steep hills; to prevent the occurrence of landslides in the area at risk; and to reduce the risk of accidents on the slopes. Using the Gogo board, students chose soil as the element for their project and used three sensors for a control system that directly managed the movement of soil on slopes.
Only three teams are selected for the short list by Schlumberger headquarters to contest for selection as Malaysia's SEED representative to New York, and our 1st team has been chosen to present their project. After making their presentation, the team was selected. So the SMK Taman Keramat project Flood Management and Water Treatment Process (FLOMP) will represent SEED
Malaysia in New York in April 2012. The SMK Taman Keramat team won this competition with a project that is very useful to the world community.