2022 Day 98 Task – DEC4IR Meeting Between KPM and UTM

The proposal for Drone Edu Challenge presented in meeting with KPM
A part of the discussion of our research program

It’s another weekend and an official rest day, but as usual, there are several official works to do. In the morning today, I have 2 back to back meeting. The first is the Consortium Grant Discussion Meeting between UTM – UPM and UTHM which commenced at 8.30am.

Subsequently, I joined a new meeting – DEC4IR Meeting Between KPM and UTM that started at 10am. This meeting is to present about DRONE EDU CHALLENGE IR 4.0 TAHUN 2022. Center for Engineering Education (CEE) was invited by the Director of DRONE EDU CHALLENGE IR 4.0 program, Dr. Jaysuman to plan and conduct research on the Drone Edu Challenge.

CEE shall call for a meeting in the near future to discuss more on the strategic planning and discussion on how to conduct the research. The data collection is a very critical part in ensuring the success of the research, besides the analysis and discussion section.

Other tasks of the day:

  • Consortium Grant Discussion Meeting – 8.30am
  • Review Heliyon Journal
  • Review Frontier Journal
  • Class preparation
  • SPC’22 preparation

2022 Day 97 Task – UTM Torch Briefing to Participants

Part of the facilitators and members who joined the meeting
UTM TorCh Slide Briefing

One of the brilliant effort initiated by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia UTMLead is the TorCh program. This is a program to develop Champions in Teaching and Learning among academic staff. Teaching and Learning (T&L) is a very imperative towards the effectiveness delivery of not only knowledge but also values and numerous skills to our tertiary students.

More than 23 academic staffs from UTM Skudai and Kuala Lumpur were selected for the first round of TorCh training program. The training will commence in this month, April until September 2022. I have been selected to participate in the 1st round of UTM TorCh program. Ironically, I am also part of the TorCh Committee Members that discussed the design, implementation, and part of the module. Lets hope and pray that this honorable intention will yield massive benefit to the society and nation.

Other tasks of the day:

  • Discussed about journal replacement for IOP
  • Managed AJEE articles and reviewing processes
  • Followed up on First Stage Abdelrahim
  • Study SWOT
  • Discussion of PhD progress with Aziah, an Engineering Education Phd student that I co-supervised from UNIMAP
  • Discussion with Anis on Master Planning project.

2022 Day 88 Task – CEE Small Meeting & Some TEDxUTM actitivy

Video shooting for TEDxUTM speech

I’m quite happy today because there are no class to prepare or to conduct. I only have few meetings that need to be carried out. There are few important points discussed in the small meeting in terms of the activities for Centre for Engineering Education (CEE).

Besides the list of tasks stated below, there are still tonnes of tasks that I have not fulfilled yet. I hope I can do most of them today.

Other official tasks today include:

  • Video preparation for introductory Speech for TEDxUTM.
  • Resubmitted first stage proposal and application for my EE PhD Student
  • Followed up on all my Post Graduate Students on their progress.
  • Appointed Anis, my master student for GRA for next semester.
  • Long discussion with one of my FYP students – regarding his tasks and future plans.
  • Followed up with RMC on some of payments for research purposes.

2022 Day 87 Task – METE1153 Occupational Safety in Energy System 2nd Class

.Me and my 3 student’s location

Last week, only 1 student attended this class. Alhamdulillah this week, we have more students. But more is defined as 3 students. Yes, in record, I will have only 3 students for this class, 1 from China mainland and 2 from Malaysia. Interesting right?

The class I had just now was an introduction to Safety and Occupational Safety. It was very interesting having this 3 students. I began by asking them to show their exact location my using Padlet. I have subscribed to Padlet somewhere last year and it has proven super useful. Later in my lecturer, I introduced another Padlet to get the students to share their unique experiences associated to safety.

Here are the Padlet links:

  1. Show where you are
  2. Share your safety experiences

Other tasks of the day:

  • Handled Tan’s GRA appointment
  • Responded to Dr. Naniek with regard to RCEE2022
  • Completed and submitted my 5-page CV for METE ODL program

2022 Day 86 Task – OYK CIMAH Module Meeting

One of the highlight today is the Orang Yang Kompeten (OYK) Control of Industrial Major Accident Hazard (CIMAH) Meeting that have been long due pending – 2.30pm

Other tasks of the day

  • MKKL1133 Class session – 9am
  • Brief small CEE meeting – 11.30am
  • Certified Guan Wen Jie certs
  • Meeting with my PSM (FYP) students – 5pm

2022 Day 80 Task – Postgrad and Contractor Discussion

Part of our reactor set up

My plan was to have a discussion with our Gas Chromatography contractor for the commissioning of the GC for gaseous and liquid sample analysis. We have prepared the 2 GC’s for my students, but yet we are pending of the Refinery Gas Standard and possible columns to be used.

Other tasks of the day:

  • Managed some of my Penasihat Akademik students.
  • Managed payment of various chemicals, consumables, fittings of my research. Thanks to Hidayah and Anis for helping out.
  • Managed AJEE manuscripts and reviewers.
  • Updated SEEM website on the Sembang Kopitiam program.
  • Checked Mei Lian’s video.
  • Requested for approval for oven repair cost.
  • Suddenly taught METE1153 Occupational Safety for Energy System – shocking surprise

2022 Day 79 Task – MKKL1133 Process Operation, Control and Troubleshooting First Class

Today I met my MKKL1133 students for the 1st time in the new course. The fact that I have taught 2 of them in the previous semester. It’s going to be a new experience personally for me as I’m teaching a new course to a very well experienced students who are in top position (corporate ladder) in their company. I have been preparing for this course over the weekend. Alhamdulillah the class went smooth and we had an amazing session.

Other tasks of the day:

  • Handled and managed my Penasihat Akademik students – many had issues with UHAKS.
  • Checked Abdelrahim’s proposal
  • TORCH meeting – 2.30pm
  • Searched for Personal Information form for Cohort 2019, but …

2022 Day 78 Task – Preparation for MKKL Process Operation, Control and Troubleshooting Course

It’s a bright warm Saturday today. The new fresh semester will commence tomorrow. Today, I’m focusing on the class preparation for a new course that I will be teaching titled Process Operation, Control and Troubleshooting, MKKL1133. I’m so excited to be teaching this course as I can relate to my previous experience working in a processing plant as a process engineer more than 15 years ago. It will be a combination of theoretical and practical perspective of the subject matter. My class will take place every Sunday from 9am to 12pm. Wish me luck!

Other tasks of the day:

  • Checked and commented on my EER PhD student proposal.
  • CEE project planning – SPC22 and others.
  • AJEE tasks
  • Entrepreneurship Challenge to my Kids kick started.
  • JCLPRO abstract checking.
  • Register Abstract for ICLCA2022
  • Purchase HSC Chemistry

2022 Day 77 Task – Checked My Engineering Education PhD Student’s Proposal

Hari Jumaat Penghulu Hari. I must admit that today is not as productive and as aggressive as my other days of the week. I relaxed and watch the bulb tube more in comparison to other days. I am pretty much stuck with the new sitcom that my son has introduced to me – The Big Bang Theory. It’s a very interesting sitcom that me and my wife can relate very much as the main characters in the sitcom are scientists and researchers, just like us. Well, half of my tasks as an academician is to do research.

Nevertheless, I did perform some official tasks today. I focused on my Engineering Education Research (EER) PhD student’s proposal today, commented and corrected some of his work. It’s a very interesting and amazing work so far, as I can see. His intention, vision is remarkable as he wanted to contribute to the betterment of Engineering Education in his country, Sudan. Sudan seriously need rigorous help and support it can have. We’ll do our best, our part, as much as we can. In Syaa Allah.

Other tasks of the day:

  • Checked Mei Lian’s video for the Undergraduate Research Poster Competition.
  • Communicated with Ir Tajul and the Head of IEM Student Society in UTM for the allocation of 3 students members seats for IEM program.
  • Communication of SEEM program. Cancellation of the Active Learning and Flipped learning program.
  • Compiled material for MKKL1133 lecture.

2022 Day 76 Task – Small CEE Group Meeting

Leading an organization, such as Centre for Engineering Education (CEE) could be tricky, challenging and overwhelming since a big chunk of our team is very busy academician (consisting of research fellow and associate fellow). All of them have their own special strength where they can contribute and I really appreciate them. Because of that, for CEE activities, I won’t be troubling them yet for certain activities that can be executed by our full time energetic and enthusiastic CEE staffs.

In the morning (10.30am) we had a small yet impactful discussion on what we should plan to do, plan to execute in this year. It covers the issue of SPC22, Webinars, Youtube, Discord, RCEE2021 and others. We will try to be as strategic and as systematic possible in terms of our program marketing.

Other tasks of the day:

  • Online meeting with Izyan and Hasmaliyana regarding Statik Paper for AJEE – 2.30pm
  • Signed and stamped Kelly’s certificate.
  • Signed and stamped TedXUTM society support letter.
  • Obtained and gave Hidayah all experimental consumption invoices for payment.
  • Small discussion with Prof K about RCEE2022 program to be organized by our Indonesian counterpart.