RM30,000 Scholarship Awaits Winners of DISTED’s Inaugural Mathematical Olympiad

DISTED’s School of Pre-University organised its inaugural Mathematical Olympiad for secondary schools in Penang this past weekend.  The DISTED Mathematical Olympiad was well received, with fourteen (14) schools confirming their participation.

The event is supported by DISTED’s academic partners, the Toyohashi University of Technology (TUT), Japan, and the Association of Science and Technology Innovation (ASTI), and was held at the DISTED YCE Heritage Campus along Jalan Macalister

Dr Jerry Koay, DISTED Director of Academic Affairs, officiated the Olympiad and was delighted to see such strong support from the schools, and encouraged an even bigger participation for next year’s DISTED Mathematical Olympiad.

The event was also graced by two external judges, namely Mr Saravanan Manian, Engineering Manager from National Instrument, and Associate Professor Dr Pang Boey LIM, Director of Global Education, Toyohashi University of Technology.

Many secondary schools such as Chung Ling High School, Penang Chinese Girls High School and many more have sent participants for both the individual and team event. A total of 60 students will vie for the individual championship while 19 teams consisting of 4 in a team will vie for the group championship. Each category stand a chance to win gift vouchers sponsored by BORDERS Bookstore, cash prizes and the DISTED Mathematical Olympiad challenge trophy.  In addition, winners of the individual category will also be awarded with RM10,000 DISTED scholarship. The team event will see the champions awarded with a RM20,000 DISTED scholarship which may be utilised to enrol into any programmes at DISTED College.

“We are delighted to organise this mathematical contest for secondary students in the region as it provides an important opportunity to encourage youth to solve challenging problems with mathematics and stand a chance to win great prizes,” said Dr Loo Ai Yin, Head of School of Pre-University.

Champion for individual category – Student Yeoh Zi Song from SMJK Chung Ling
1st Runner Up for individual category- Student Tan Chin Peng from SMJK Chung Ling
2nd Runner Up for individual category – Student Koay Yi Ting from Han Chiang High School

   

Champion for Team catogery – Student Elvix Yeap, Student Low Zhen Xuen, Brandon,  Student Yeoh Zi Song and Student Tan Chin Peng from SMJK Chung Ling.
1st Runner Up for team category – Student Wong Jer Ren, Student Lee Kuan Liang, Student Lai Wei Siang and Student Lim SweeKeong from SMJK Chung Ling Butterworth.
2nd Runner Up for Team category – Student Khaw Lin Koon, Student Yeoh Ming Wei, Student Lee Yi Xuan and Student Chew Shao Qian from SMJK Chung Hwa Confucian.

 

Dr Seah presenting token to Associate Professor Dr Pang Boey LIM, Director of Global Education, Toyohashi University of Technology.
Dr Seah presenting token to Mr Saravanan Manian, Engineering Manager from National Instrument.

Blended Learning Workshop

DISTED Academic and Academic Support Staff attended the Blended Learning (BL)Workshop conducted by Professor Dr Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan from Universiti Sains Malaysia, School of Educational Studies.

The 2-day training focused on various aspects and elements related to Blended Learning. Now our lecturers are able to design and develop a meaningful, engaging and creative BL educational programme that leads students to a successful knowledge development and learning.

CV Talk by SU Alumni Mr Jason Ong

On 17 April 2018, SU alumni, Mr Jason Ong of class 2015 was invited to share with his junior, tips on how to build a powerful CV. Jason who has 3 years of working experience in talent acquisition for Asia Pacific region for multinational companies shared his insight on the do’s and don’ts of CV writing and interview techniques. The session was organised to benefit SU Year 2 students who are currently undertaking the Professional Development module under the guidance of Ms Elaine Chan.

DISTED Annual Clubs and Societies Recruitment Week

DISTED College held its Clubs and Societies Recruitment Week for students to join clubs or societies. The event saw many clubs’ and societies’ representatives and advisors trying to attract new students from Jan/March intakes.

Some clubs and societies went extra mile decorating their booths and displaying photos of various activities throughout the past year.

The college encourages students to join a club or society as it helps students enhance their learning experience and expand their resume in a positive way.

Student Teoh Pei Hooi from the Psychology Club said “We’ve put in a lot of effort to decorate our booth and showcase past activities to capture the attention of the new students,” The club suggested that the college would allowed the clubs and societies representatives to do pre-promotion before the recruitment.

March ’18 Orientation

Some 200 freshmen came and attend the DISTED New Students Orientation (NSO) which took place today, from 9am at DISTED Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus. The NSO acts as a platform for new students to mingle with other students, academic staff and the college management team, and to become familiar with the college’s facilities and services.

DISTED CEO and President Dr Seah Soo Aun welcomes the students while delivering his opening remarks. Also in attendance was Mr Paul Dobson, Senior Lecturer in Digital and Strategy Marketing of Staffordshire University UK, a long-standing DISTED academic partner.

The orientation kicked off with Dr Seah introducing  DISTED’s Head of Schools, lecturers and management team together with their roles and responsibilities.  The college is a place to develop, gain knowledge and to build a healthy social network. Students need both knowledge, effective communication and strong social skills to be successful in their future, Dr Seah Soo Aun, the CEO and President of DISTED College emphasised during his opening remarks.

Student Hanvit Kim from Korea who is currently pursuing the A-Level programme shares her orientation experience. “It’s fun and very informative,” Kim said. “I was a little nervous until I participated in the orientation, it has been very helpful,” Kim continued.

“The food here is delicious,” students Roland Choong and student Timothy Soe shared. “Not only are the lecturers here friendly, the staff and the cafeteria uncle are also very helpful,” they said. Choong and Soe are best friends and both of them are currently enrolled in the Diploma in Business Studies.

Student Samuel Soon shares that the orientation really helps him get accustomed to campus life. “I’ve learned so much about the campus resources and facilities,” Soon said. Apart from the operational information, he’s also educated on the college’s history. Soon is currently pursuing the Diploma in Business Studies.

The event ended successfully with some ice breaking activity and last but not least, a new college T-Shirt for everyone to start their new chapter in life at DISTED College.