SEPANG, Feb 16 (Bernama) -- Three students of Maktab Rendah Sains Mara
(MRSM) Terendak did the country proud when they won a gold medal at the
International Youth Invention Exhibition in Taiwan, recently.
This was the first time MRSM Terendak attained such success at the
international level since it was established 29 years ago.
The college has 266 male and 398 female students with most of their parents
Armed Forces officers or personnel.
The college''s principal Noor Hassan Hussan said the achievement was
unexpected even though the students were highly motivated to win.
According to him, their creation which used salt or sea water as an
alternative energy source not only won the gold medal but also drew attention
from certain companies to purchase the patent rights.
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Noor Hassan said the three students were Muhammad Dhiyauddin Asyraf Abdul
Jalal, Mohd Syafiq Abdul Aziz and Mohamad Nazmi Mohamad Norrizal, all aged 17.
They produced salt cell batteries that had high endurance compared to the
dry cell batteries available in the market.
The students were accompanied by two teachers, Wan Rohila Wan Hassan
and Mohd Firdause Abdul Razak.
Muhammad Dhiyauddin said they took about three months to conduct experiments
and build a prototype that was required to participate in the exhibition.
He said the team took various initiatives including seeking advice from an
expert from Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTEM) for their project.
"We managed to prove the greatness of Malaysia''s children in the eyes of the
world," he said.
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