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Curtin Sarawak IEEE Student Branch’s biggest annual electronic exhibition on 24 and 25 August

Miri – 17 August 2012 – The Curtin Sarawak Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) will be holding its annual Electronic Exhibition from 24 to 25 August 2012 at the university’s Event and Recreational Centre.

The exhibition will be the largest organised by the Curtin Sarawak IEEE Student Branch since its establishment in 2009 and the organisers hopes to attract a huge crowd of up to 1,000 visitors.

Themed ‘Green Technology’, the exhibition will provide an opportunity for engineering students of Curtin Sarawak to showcase their design knowledge and innovative and teamwork skills.

30 projects by undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as academic staff of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the university’s School of Engineering and Science will be featured.

According to the President of Curtin Sarawak IEEE Student Branch, Kenson Oo, the projects to be showcased this year are more interesting, detailed and interactive.

“One project to look out for is the Magic Whiteboard, an interactive whiteboard using a Wii Remote. The project was inspired by Johnny Chung Lee, a human-computer interaction researcher currently working at Google, in his 2008 Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED) conference presentation,” said Oo.

According to Oo, there will also be demonstrations of mobile robots, a renewable energy corner, and talks and workshops conducted by academic staff of the university and guest speakers. They will include workshops on cabling and desktop installation. Meanwhile, computer game enthusiasts can look forward to a game competition.

The event’s main sponsor is businessman and philanthropist Hii King Chiong, who will be the guest of honour at the event opening ceremony. Other sponsors include Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and DiGi.

Also expected to be present at the opening ceremony are Curtin Sarawak Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Kerr, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Alistair Inglis, Dean of School of Engineering and Science Professor Yudi Samyudia and Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Dr Ashutosh Kumar Singh.

Entry to the exhibition will be free of charge and it is open to staff and students of Curtin Sarawak as well as the public.

For further details on the exhibition, contact Oo at 012-454 6955 or e-mail

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President of Curtin Sarawak IEEE Student Branch Kenson Oo (far left) explaining to Professor Alistair Inglis the functions of a multipurpose robot at last year’s exhibition.