Bandar Seri Begawan - Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) is organizing road shows in secondary schools across Brunei to publicize the CIPTA Award competition and to inspire young inventors to participate. CIPTA 2013 is open to participation, aiming towards developing an innovative and creative future for Brunei Darussalam.
The Young Inventors category was first introduced in the previous CIPTA Award in 2011 and is the third category available for participation. This category is open to all upper secondary school students in Brunei.
1TB's first CIPTA held the first roadshow at Sultan Sharif All Secondary School, Salambigar, on July 2. Those in attendance were the Principal of Sultan Sharif All Secondary School, Cikgu Hj Zamain bin Abdul, invited teachers and students from SMPDSM, Mentiri; SMPIHM, Serasa; SMSAB, Lambak Kanan; Menglait Secondary School; Maktab Duli PMAMB; Rimba Secondary School; Rirnba II Secondary School; Katok Sixth Form Centre, as well as teachers and students from the host school.
The roadshow featured two short presentations from representatives of the Information and Publicity committee as well as the Technical committee of the CIPTA Award. Representing the Information and Publicity committee was Hj Ady Syarmin bin Hj Md Taib and the technical aspect of the award was presented by Pg Muhd Nazri bin Pg Hj Ahmad. The presentations were aimed towards introducing the students to the award as well as to inform them on the technical aspects such as regulations and requirements for participation.
The road show culminated in a mini-exhibition where those in attendance were able to see firsthand the winning entry under the Young Inventors category as well as other entries from Category 2.The winner for Category 3, the Young Inventors category, was Amanina @ Nurfatin binti Haji Bakar from Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School, Salambigar, with her invention of Solar Water Heater.Also showcased in the mini-exhibition were a number of student's projects completed under the Design and. Technology subject in Sultan Sharif Ali Secondary School. Students who participated in the projects were also available to explain and demonstrate their products and their functions.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin