e-PUTRA Newsletter Issue 18 | March 2017 |

Don’t discard used cooking oil because it can still be utilized. A research by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) has succeeded in turning cooking oil into biodiesel for use for heavy machinery and vehicles. Those who give used cooking oil to UPM will be paid RM1 for every 1kg of such oil. The processing of 100 liters of used cooking oil which takes about six hours will produce 90 liters of biodiesel and 10 liters of glycerol. Read More

Furniture shaped after traditional delicacies

A group of lecturers and students from the Faculty of Design and Architecture (FRSB), UPM displayed uniqueness, innovation and creativity by shaping and designing furniture after various Malaysian traditional savouries or kueh. Read more

Putra Bakti: Outreach Physics programme is to rid of perception that Physics is tough, boring

UPM via its team “Putra Bakti: Outreach Physics” recently held a ‘Putra Outreach Physics Tour’ Series 8 programme which was participated by 112 secondary Form Five students of Sekolah Menengah Sains Teluk Intan (SEMESTI). Read More

Safe Kids Malaysia UPM to launch fire prevention programme

Safe Kids Malaysia, UPM will hold a fire-prevention programme for children of primary schools, aged from 8 to 12, in nine schools around Sentul, Kuala Lumpur. Read More

PUTRA BAKTI UPM’S good deeds in Cambodia

Kumpulan Putra Bakti UPM represented by officials and staff of the university’s Medical Health Centre completed their healthcare mission for two consecutive days in Kampot by providing healthcare services to the villagers and carrying out circumcision on some of the children in the village. Read More

UPM staff, students assist flood victims in Chenor, Pahang

About 100 volunteers comprising staff and students of UPM, local community, Sahabat Masjid, Kor SISPA UPM and the Centre for Management of Waqf, Zakat and Endowment (WAZAN), carried out an aid mission to help flood victims in Pesagi, Chenor, here. Read More

Kembara Programme Explores Architectural, Cultural Attractions in India

Undergraduates should remain sensitive to current developments taking place within and outside the country, in tandem with the progress made in this borderless world and in their pursuits to gauge their level of marketability. Read More

UPM Nasyid Group, Nahwan Nur, organizes community programme in Bali

UPM’s Nasyid Group, Nahwan Nur, held a Kembara Bakti Tabanan Bali programme in Bali, Indonesia, to assist the Muslim community at an orphanage, Yayasan Al-Islam Hidayatullah. Read More

Dr. Paramasivam makes Malaysia proud in Mauritius

The recognition was accorded to Dr. Param for his contributions to Mauritius over the past 21 years where he has been expanding his expertise and knowledge skills on Language and Culture via various activities such as research and publication, seminar and conference, Students Cultural Exchange Program, Foster Family Program, Malaysian Food Festival and Entrepreneur tour. Read More

Engineering Faculty students win Best Architectural Design award

Five Final Year students of Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Department of Civil Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering, UPM have won a special Best Architectural Design award in a Structural Earthquake Stability 3.0 contest - at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Campus in Sungai Long on last February 18. Read More

Putra Space listed among Top 50 teams in ‘Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2017’

For this competition, ‘Putra Space’ has come out with an idea to improve efficiency and effectiveness of airlines operations for the comfort and safety of airline passengers by designing an automated cabin baggage delivery system for flight carry-on baggage. Read More

UPM students emerge runners-up in Sri Aman Lake Landscape Design contest

Three Bachelor of Landscape Design students from the Faculty of Design & Architecture, UPM, emerged runners-up in Sri Aman Lake Landscape Design competition recently. Muhamad Anuar Anas Zainal, Muhamad Akni Akim Saharudin and Nazirul Syahmi Romlan took home cash of RM2,000 and a participation certificate. Read More

AIM 2017 aims at improving knowledge on internal medicine, cancer

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences UPM, held an ‘Advance In Internal Medicine 2017’ (AIM 2017) conference to improve knowledge on internal medicine and cancer among medical professionals and members of the public with regards to healthcare services in the region. Read More

UPM receives educational sponsorship from AEON Credit Service

UPM has received an educational sponsorship from AEON Credit Service (M) Berhad to assist financially-strapped bright students to obtain their Bachelor’s Degree. Read More

UPM CEM holds Siswapreneur Startup Biz@CEM For Budding Entrepreneurs

The Centre of Entrepreneurial Development & Graduate Marketability (CEM) UPM conducted a Siswapreneur Startup Biz@CEM course to allow students to venture into the world of doing business. Read More

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