A Double First For UNITEN ElitePrint this page
Date: 13 February 2009
For the first time ever, Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) has scored a double first. Not only will a UNITEN team make it to the ImechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers) finals in London next month, they will also be the first team outside of UK to do so. Indeed, UNITEN ELITE team members comprising Dominic Hua Shi Hao, Lim See Beng, Ghoulesh and Tan Pong Seng have done the University proud. Come 5th March 2009, they are one out of six shortlisted teams for the final battle to be crowned as CHAMPIONS in the 'Cooling the Planet' World Final at ImechE in London, England. The 'Cooling the Planet' challenge is an opportunity for young engineers to showcase their skills and demonstrate the roles engineering play in solving global warming issues. Participating teams will be competing to present feasible engineering alternatives to reverse the effects of the phenomena. The UNITEN team's project titled 'Carbon Capturing Storage' is competing against two other London-based teams, Faber Maunsell and Buro Happold in the Mitigation Approach category. The other category, the Geo-engineering Approach, is made up of three all-UK teams. UNITEN managed to beat participants in Malaysia and the Asia Pacific by emerging winners in the Asia Pacific regional heats in December 2008. Winners for this event will receive 500 pound for each team member. Besides that, consultations will be offered by Climate Scientists and experts in making the winning idea a reality. The winning solution will also become part of ImechE's environmental strategy and promoted to the media, policy makers and the general public. As such, the Final Competition is touted to be a big one which will be attended by British members of Parliament, professors and top companies. Kudos to UNITEN ELITE!!