The Association of Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI), in collaboration with Learning Orchard Sdn Bhd launched a special program called ‘Project ALI’ (Advance Learning Initiative).

The project aims to introduce a specifically designed E-Learning portal called EDUKATE (KATE is an acronym for Knowledge Augmented by Technology in Education) to get Malaysian students to successfully use the internet as an effective tool in their education. Project ALI provided the portal at a huge discount for students to use.

Project ‘ALI’ is a pilot program with clear objectives of effectively introducing technology into education, improving students’ mastery of selected subjects (Math, Science and English) and consequently, improving the students’ performance.

EDUKATE and Project ALI was launched on 13 January 2016 (Wednesday) at Connexion @ Nexus, Bangsar South City (Kuala Lumpur).

In conjunction with 10th Anniversary of Science Fair for Young Children, we gave away special offer to schools participating in Science Fair for Young Children 2016.

The Science Film Festival, SFF which was initiated by the Goethe-Institute in Thailand back in 2005 is a celebration of science communication and enjoys a unique position in Southeast Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. The festival selection demonstrates that science can be communicated in an educational, as well as entertaining manner through audio-visual media. The festival has grown considerably, meanwhile becoming the largest event of its kind worldwide in terms of audience reach with more than 580,000 visitors in 11 countries in 2014. By facilitating cooperation between local and international agencies from the scientific, cultural, educational and environmental sector, with the generous support of the international film and television community, an effective infrastructure can be put into place for the dissemination of scientific understanding and access to knowledge. In addition, the festival also offered a platform for intercultural exchange through which different media approaches to the world of knowledge converge.

The festival partners in Malaysia are: the Association of Science, Technology and Innovation (ASTI), the German-Malaysian Institute (GMI), the Goethe-Institute Malaysia, the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), the Ministry of Education (Moe) and the PASCH Schools.

Science Film Festival 2016 was successfully launched at the Opening Ceremony of the 6th Science Film Festival in Malaysia held on 3rd November 2016 in Hall 2, GSC Pavilion, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur at 10am. The president of ASTI, Dr. Mohamed Yunus Yasin gave a speech on behalf of all partners after the welcoming remarks. Dr. Yunus Yasin and Mr. Suresh from ASTI were in the pre-jury team for Science Film Festival 2016.

SFF-MALAYSIA 2016 prepared about 200 packs which were then distributed to schools and learning institutions across the country. The packs were made up of goodie bag, DVD, SFF MALAYSIA 2016 Booklet and writing/ scribbling pad.

ASTI proud to collaborate with Petrosains Sdn Bhd on International Science Drama Competition. The International Science Drama Competition is an annual event that allows students to promote science through drama. This is a competition involving teams from primary schools in Singapore, Malaysia and overseas, as well as teams from the public in our brand new Open Category.

We are happy to inform you that our young Malaysian team that is comprised of students from SJKT Taman Permata in Dengkil and SJKT Teluk Merbau in Sungai Pelek has did the nation proud by winning the second prize in the overseas category in Singapore last weekend.

In the overseas category, Laoshan Xioawan Primary School of Qingdao, China, won first place and the Raya School from Manila, the Philippines, came in third.

Vishalan Kumaran from SJKT Teluk Merbau who played Tim, the male lead in the 7-minute skit titled Angkasa Space Food Kids Detective walked away with the Overall Best Performer title.

Their achievement has gained the attention from the Deputy Minister of Education and Higher Learning II YB Dato’ P. Kamalanathan who congratulated the students on his social media accounts yesterday.