A total of 278 students’ projects were featured at the Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) Project Showcase 2022, carrying the theme ‘Transformation through project experimentation’. The event took place at UTB Multipurpose Hall and Common Engineering Block, Phase 3 last Thursday.
The launching of the project showcase was officiated by the guest of honour Vice-Chancellor of UTB Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman.
In a welcoming address by the Dean of UTB School of Business and chairperson of the project showcase, Dr Mohamed Saleem Haja Nazmudeen said the UTB Project Showcase 2022 was to celebrate the accomplishment of the undergraduates’ students from all Schools and Faculties of UTB.
“It serves as a platform for students to demonstrate how the knowledge and techniques that they have learned during their time with UTB are put into practice through the supervision of our dedicated academic staff,” he said.
He further explained that the showcase acted as an opportunity for the private and public agencies to identify potential candidates for any employment opportunities.
One of the participants, Hajah Wafiqah binti Haji Daim from the School of Applied Science and Mathematics was showcasing her project on ‘Nutritional compositions of Ginger Pasta with the incorporation of herbal plants’.
Getting the idea to produce healthy pasta, she used ginger and three types of herbal plants – basil, curry, and Ulam Raja to create healthier pasta rich in Fiber, Protein, Minerals, and Vitamins.
She also believed such an idea has a high potential for marketability not only locally but also internationally.
Meanwhile, another participant was Abdul Ilaah bin Anver from the Faculty of Engineering, showcasing his project on a multifunctional assembled fitness equipment prototype.
He explained that his project is a multi-functional assembled fitness equipment designed to cater needs of fitness enthusiasts and those who are looking to start their fitness journey.
“The main target market is for those who are living in compact spaces since it does not take much space which can be used as a bench or table (if not using the equipment),” he said.
To his finding, he received positive reviews that the majority were interested and willing to purchase if it hits the market.
The event also incorporated The People’s Choice Award to recognise and reward the efforts made by the students in their projects, and visitors were invited to vote for their favourite projects at the event, the most votes will win the award.
Of the 278 projects, 70 Final Year Projects and 11 Group Design Projects were showcased by the Faculty of Engineering, 30 projects by the School of Applied Sciences and Mathematics, 36 projects by the School of Design, 60 projects by the School of Computing and Informatics, and 71 projects by School of Business.
UTB Project Showcase is an annual event that provides a platform for the students to showcase and present their ideas and creativity to the visitors. This year’s event was organised by UTB School of Business.
Also in attendance were UTB Principal officers, guests from the government, higher education institutions, schools and industry partners, staff, and students of the university.