Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education was promoted among students through the Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF): The Fair 2015 from 30 October to 1 November at the MINES International Exhibition and Convention Centre (MIECC).
The fair was launched by the Science Advisor to the Prime Minister Prof Tan Sri Zakri Abdul Hamid. He was accompanied by the Chairman of Steering Committe on KLESF and ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET) President Ir Datuk Hong Lee Pee, Co-chairman of Steering Committee on KLESF and Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) President Datuk Dr Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman, Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM) President and MIGHT Joint Chairman Tan Sri Dr Ir Ahmad Tajuddin Ali, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) President Ir Prof Academician Dato’ Dr Chuah Hean Teik, Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia (ACCCIM) President Datuk Ter Leong Yap, and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Assistant Vice Chancellor President Prof Dato Dr Abu Bakar Abdul Jamid.
In his speech at the launch, Prof Tan Sri Zakri emphasised, “STEM is at the heart of modern life and provides the foundations for economic prosperity. The purpose of driving STEM education is not only to create economic opportunity for individuals, but also to provide the fuel needed to power a science and technology-driven economy. Science is everyday life and we have to see it as a catalyst to the country’s development. I’m glad to witness the partnership between industries and academia for the future generation of scientists and engineers.”