YME hosts a multitude of events throughout the year catered towards Malaysian Youth interested in STEM. Planned and held in support of Pre-University and University level students, YME strives to provide exceptional opportunities allowing for a deeper understanding into various STEM fields and aiding students in the preparation for both University and working life.
09:00 - 11:00 (UKT) //
17:00 - 19:00 (MYT)
Insights on Internships
On the 26th of February 2022, YME held its very first event of the year, titled “Insights On Internship (I.O.I)” via Zoom and Facebook Live. Attended by over 105 participants, the event featured four speakers, each of them possessing distinct educational backgrounds from reputable universities and rich internship experiences from a range of industries. These included well-distinguished corporations such as ShopeePay, Schlumberger, HSBC London and PETRONAS Malaysia.
All four speakers initially shared their individual internship stories with great enthusiasm, and provided invaluable insights, information and ideas to our participants. The speakers then resolved any myths regarding internships in a FAQ session, and provided constructive facts to clear up any doubts. This was followed up by a brief Q&A session, which gave our participants an opportunity to fully engage with the speakers on any further inquiries.
YME X Shell
On the 19th of March 2022, 6 YME directors attended an engagement session with Shell's HR Recruitment VP, Shazmi Ali, at Millenium Gloucester Hotel London.
The engagement session started with Shazmi Ali giving a brief introduction to Shell, providing a concise but extensive overview of the company's background, achievements, vision and sharing his experience working in Shell. Furthermore, the event was then followed by a Q&A session where the participants were given the opportunity to ask any questions.
09:00 - 11:00 (UKT) //
17:00 - 19:00 (MYT)
YME x IMechE
From 19th to 26th March 2022, YME held a CAD crash course and mini-competitions collaborating with Monash University Institution of Mechanical Engineering – IMechE. This workshop spanned two weeks, and participants gained valuable skills through SolidWorks, a solid modelling computer-aided design (CAD) application. The crash course was subsequently followed by tutorials that demonstrated the basic concept of CAD software and 3D modelling guided by experienced tutors assisted by several YME directors. The main event is the mini-competition, where participants were given a project to complete within the allocated time.
Participants were given time to network, ask questions, and learn more about their tutors. The winners were given Amazon or Grab vouchers with newly acquired skills.
PYME consists of 4-day virtual Python workshops led by experienced demonstrators covering a range of Python programming skills over the course of 2 weeks. On the 9th and 10th of April, introductory workshops relating to Python were hosted for beginners to gain basic knowledge of the programming language. A data analytics workshop was then hosted on the 16th of April for participants to gain insights on the implementation of Python in data analytics with the help of libraries such as NumPy and pandas. On the last day, 17th April, a machine learning workshop was organised for participants to learn more about building prediction models with Python by using Scikit-learn.
Participants were given the opportunity to experience the project hands-on, along with raising questions to better comprehend the application of the programming language from our experienced speakers. There were also several YME Directors present to ensure the smooth flow of the sessions by providing additional support and aid.
Malaysian Students' Technology Week
YME's Malaysian Student Technology Conference is the largest annual student-led technology event in Malaysia. To ensure accessibility to Malaysian students worldwide, it was held fully VIRTUAL from the 13th to the 21st of August 2022!
MSTW22 was organised by our MSTW22 committee, comprising 4 departments - Secretarial, Operations and Logistics; Finance and Sponsorship; Content and Marketing; Human Resources.
Our opening and closing ceremonies were held on the first and last day respectively, along with the complement of events such as sponsorship engagement sessions from our sponsors - Bank Islam, Kidocode, TalentCorp, Gamuda and EcoWorld. With our overarching theme of sustainability, we hope to reinforce the idea that the ability to meet our current needs without compromising the quality of life for future generations is undoubtedly the greatest challenge in our lifetime.
Therefore, we hope to walk towards a more sustainable future with the emergence of four sub-themes – Data, Artificial Intelligence, Energy and Biotechnology, which was set to have events relating to them according to their dedicated days. Events such as educational talks, workshops and panel discussions were held for participants to obtain valuable insights relating to the sub-themes allocated.
To assist the students in need in terms of education, we have also collaborated with Teach For Malaysia for a fundraising initiative to train young leaders to be educators for underprivileged children in Malaysia. The team has successfully fundraiser RM894, which is sufficient to help 35 children in the Malaysian community.
Overall, the 9-day long event was a success with YME’s data science hackathon and energy case study challenge being executed successfully.
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