More students further exposed to STEM subjects

More students were further exposed to science and technology when a four-day STEM Carnvial 2019 was held at the Institut Pendidikan Guru (IPG) Tuanku Bainun Campus recently.

Organised by the state Education Department and Penang STEM, the carnival, held from July 1 to 4, was aimed at encouraging students to identify, apply and integrate the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts in solving problems creatively and innovatively.

Deputy Chief Minister II Sdr Prof Dr P. Ramasamy, who officiated the closing ceremony on July 4, said the carnival should be an inspiration to more students to continue embracing the STEM concept in their schools in future.

“STEM education has the power to open their minds to new career opportunities,” said Sdr Ramasamy in his speech during the closing ceremony of STEM Carnival 2019 at IPG Tuanku Bainun hall on July 4.

“The carnival is a platform for students to get exposure to science and technology through STEM-related activities that have been arranged.

“As for the state, the goal of preparing more professional workers for the future is vital to meet the needs of many companies in the Free Industrial Zone and private hospitals.

“As a whole, the carnival has attracted 3,000 teacher, pupils and students. I hope such initiative will continue with many other aspects of STEM which can attract more students in future,” he said.

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