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UTP Students Enter Malaysia Book of Records

(5 April 2017)

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) has made it into the Malaysia Book of Records for the longest great ball contraption machine.

52 students from Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Computer and Information Sciences were involved in the making of the machine.  It is 26.18 metre long and incorporates 50 engineering, scientific and programming concepts.

It consisted of 21 stations that generate a chain of actions by showcasing 34 basic principles of physics. 

"It took us two months to prepare this machine.  One of the main challenges is to ensure that all parts of the machines would not break because of their fragility," said Amy Nur Fatin Mohd. Imran, the project director.

"We were elated that we managed to run the machine successfully just one attempt.  Prior to this, we did a few attempts but always ended up with failure," she added. 

The students' historical achievement were witnessed by Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation YB Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau and UTP Vice Chancellor Datuk Ir (Dr) Abdul Rahim Hashim

Prior to the event, YB Datuk Madius officiated the Technology, Education and Career 2017 (TEC2017) exhibition in conjunction with UTP's 20th anniversary.  This annual event served as a platform to help students equip themselves with the essential skills when hunting for a job. 

There were also career talks, interview sessions, academic seminars and job interviews. This year nearly 60 companies participated in TEC2017 which included PETRONAS and Schlumberger.