Plenty of fun and excitement at inaugural M3V competition

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STUDENTS from four invited schools gathered yesterday at Insititut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) to compete in the M3V competition to test their creativity.

The competition – organised to spark the participants’ creativity and interest in science – was held yesterday for the first time in conjunction with ITB’s Innovation Month and the 10th Anniversary of the Crown Prince CIPTA 2015 Award competition.

A total of 14 teams were formed by the invited students from Sekolah Menengah Arab Laki-Laki Hassanal Bolkiah (SMALHB), Sayyidina Hussain Secondary School (SMSH), Nakhoda Ragam Vocational School (SVNR) and ITB.

The students were asked to create their own vehicles with limited resources (recycled materials) under 40 minutes.

The vehicles were then tested for efficiency by racing them based on how far it can travel.

Team “F8” won first place after their vehicle recorded the longest distance travelled.

“Memius” won first place for having the best design.

Both teams were presented their prizes by the Assistant Vice-Chancellor of Academics under ITB, Pg Dr Hj Mohd Esa Al-Islam Pg Hj Md Yunus.

Brunei Shell Petroleum’s Oil and Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC) Outreach Manager Chang Yew En – who was invited by ITB – told The Brunei Times that the M3V Competition was aimed to test the students’ creativity.

“We’ve given them a goal, but it is up to their own innovation skills to make sure they achieved that goal,” he said.

He highlighted that innovation is important for students because it will benefit them – in their future education or future careers.

“This competition is to keep them motivated and enhance their education, furthermore to make them excited about science,” he said.

The Brunei Times