Kuala Lumpur, 16 February – Mercedes-Benz Malaysia and Petrosains, The Discovery Centre have teamed up to launch a two-part Virtual STEM Series – The Vision of an Electric Future and Sustainable Mobility for Tomorrow programme with the goal to inspire secondary level and tertiary students to proactively think about responsible energy planning towards sustainable and safer living.
CEO and President of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia, Ms Sagree Sardien said, “In a rapidly evolving world, a sustainable future must be envisioned and ensured via responsible energy planning and development globally. The need for sustainable technological advances are now more revolutionary than ever. It will shape the course of our lives well into the future.
Ambition 2039 defines Mercedes-Benz’s path to sustainable mobility as we pursue the goal of a carbon neutral fleet of new vehicles from 2039 across the entire value chain.
“With the electric future rapidly approaching, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is excited to collaborate with Petrosains to conduct the virtual STEM series through the Petrosains e-Design Thinking Process (PeDTP). It is guaranteed to enlighten the younger generations about the importance of a sustainable mobility, and how we can accomplish it,” she added.
Chief Executive Officer of Petrosains Sdn Bhd Encik Ezarisma Azni Mohamad said, “Advances in energy breakthroughs and Internet of Things (IoT), among others, are the way forward towards finding sustainable solutions to the way we live and work, in harmony with nature and its resources.
Any disruption of this equilibrium leads to environment and societal challenges that directly affects health and well-being, as well as economic sustainability.
The Virtual STEM Series aligns to the very heart of what we do at Petrosains – to inspire experiential learning in science and technology among our young people, as part of our nation-building efforts towards enabling a future workforce that can establish solutions towards better and safer living standards.
In this regard, the Virtual STEM Series is specially curated to develop High Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) to nurture critical and creative thinking skills among students,” he concluded.
The Vision of an Electric Future programme will premier with an expert talk session on the vision of an electric future, covering future technology, efforts in combating climate change and sustainable living. An onboarding session to Petrosains e-Design Thinking Process (PeDTP) which is specifically designed for this topic will follow.
The second part of the series, Sustainable Mobility for Tomorrow, will also entail a sharing session by a panel of experts, followed by the Petrosains e-Design Thinking Process (PeDTP) on-boarding session.
Participants will then be required to produce a lean/tangible prototype and make a pitch in the Ideas Presentation Challenge.