PENANG, MALAYSIA - DECEMBER 2021 - In late November, ViTrox Technologies brought two unprecedented workshops to participate in the Penang International Science Fair (PISF) from 22 to 27 November 2021, hoping to promote and stimulate the interest of students as well as instil innovative culture in the mind of young learners.
ViTrox conducted interesting and fun workshops to spark children with excitement and curiosity while exploring science. The workshops were held from 3 PM to 4 PM and from 5 PM to 6 PM throughout the event. ViTroxians designed and set up the workshop "Discover Light with Optics" to let students explore things outside their textbooks. Young learners built a 3D hologram for a smartphone, crafted a pinhole camera without the lens and created a smartphone projector with a recycled packing box. Through the hands-on activities, participants learned the science of light.
Asides from the workshop, we also conducted an insightful sharing session, presented by three representatives from ViTrox which are Ms Yeoh Siew Eng, Senior People Management Manager of ViTrox Group, Mr Vincent Ong Boon Keong, Founder and Operation Manager of ViTrox Agritech, and Dr Koay Loke Kean, Head of ViTrox Academy. Through this session, participants learned the vision and mission of ViTrox Group and two ViTrox subsidiaries, namely ViTrox Agritech and ViTrox Academy. ViTrox Agritech aims to make a stride in advancing the future of agriculture to achieve sustainable precision farming. Additionally, ViTrox Academy supports young learners by providing an industry-centric education curriculum and a V-Makerspace, which creates an environment to promote and encourage hands-on innovation breakthroughs.
For this event, ViTrox had prepared 400 boxes of learning kits and distributed them to a total of 364 participants from primary and secondary schools in Penang, Malaysia. Over 5 days, a total of 10 workshop sessions were conducted at virtual PISF by a total of 30 volunteers from the ViTrox Group, which the volunteers took on roles of trainers and facilitators during the sessions.
Despite the PISF being held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic, ViTrox continued to make its fifth appearance at the fair. The participation this year made another success as many young generations show great enthusiasm towards Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).