Wong Jian Chung (in blue) presenting his poster.
His poster entitled “Development of Low-powered IoT Home Appliances Energy Monitoring System with Energy Scavenging Capability”.
It was a euphoric moment for Wong Jian Chung upon hearing the announcement that he had won the consolation prize in the Electrical Engineering Final Year Poster Competition (‘EEFYP 2017’) organised by the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (‘IEM’), on 25 August 2017.
Entitled “Development of Low-powered IoT Home Appliances Energy Monitoring System with Energy Scavenging Capability”, Jian Chung’s topic was inspired by his observation of how easy it is to waste energy. His presentation touched on how one could monitor the amount of electricity one uses and effectively control the usage.
The final year Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electrical and Electronics student recalled how his reaction upon hearing his achievement and the preparations he had made beforehand. “This is my first time competing but I was very confident with my idea and had sufficient amount of time to do research and review it. As such, I was able to deliver my presentation to the judges naturally without relying on memorising,” he said during an interview. “Participating in this competition has helped me gain experience and learn to communicate my idea to others, ranging from professionals to the general public.”
“I am glad that I had the opportunity to participate in this competition and thankful that my lecturers and supervisor were very supportive and helpful as they guided me through this competition. I had learned a great deal throughout the whole process and I hope that I will be able to contribute to both the country and society using my knowledge and skills in the future.”