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Penang science fair attracts 30,000, includes Intel volunteers

AvantiKumar | April 26, 2013
Intel Malaysia also runs children's workshops to promote creative and analytical problem solving at second Penang International Science Fair.

Intel at Penang International Science Fair modifiedPhoto - (From left) Lim Guan Eng, Chief Minister of the State of Penang; Robin Martin, Managing Director, Intel Malaysia; engaged in the Sand to System showcased demonstrated by SS Seh, Design Engineering Manager, Intel Malaysia.


More than 30,000 visitors attended the second annual Penang International Science Fair, which included volunteers from Intel Malaysia. The semiconductor firm's support included RIZ for Kids Workshop, a class which teaches attendees how to create solutions by analysing and troubleshooting problems.

Penang State chief minister Lim Guan Eng also attended the two-day event, which was organised by Agilent Technologies, the Penang State Government and the Penang Science Cluster Pillar Leads - Intel, Motorola, B Braun and Mini-Circuit.

Intel Malaysia managing director Robin Martin said: "We are pleased to be one of the 53 sponsor companies participating and part of the 1,400 volunteers in the Penang International Science Fair [PISF] this year, which was a great success. The PISF may only be in its second year and yet we have seen a marked improvement in the turnout and participation from the students and general public. We certainly look forward to a bigger and better fair next year when it comes around again."

Intel Malaysia engineering manager Soo Seng Seh, who volunteered at the 'Sand to System' booth, said: "It feels great to teach these kids what they've always wanted to know and to inspire them to do bigger things. If only the PISF was around when I was younger, I would have been overjoyed to attend a fair like this."


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