Beyond Engineering Innovation (BEGIN) Challenge 2017 is an engineering innovation challenge which is co-organized yearly by Kolej Kediaman Tuanku Bahiyah and Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya for secondary students to showcase their creativity and knowledge on science and engineering. This year BEGIN Challenge comes out with an excitement theme “Trash to Treasure”. The theme is inspired by the upcycling concept with the emphasize on transforming by-products, waste materials to design an engineering solution that could be used in daily life. The end product of each group must shows their attempt to transform “trash” into potentially marketable products (“treasure”). The innovation product from this competition will have a higher environmental value and it also given an increase in value both aesthetically and monetarily.
- To put students’ knowledge and practical skills obtained from the teaching and learning process at school to use by creating a platform for them to come up with an innovative product.
- To nurture innovation and creativity among students through teamwork.
- To enable students to communicate, convey information, ideas and solutions effectively in a clear and convincing manner by providing a platform for them to learn and explore.
- To fulfill the Education Development Plan objective towards the transformation of an education system that meets the aspirations of the aspects of the system and maintains the well being of students in order to produce a high quality and world class education system as well as students.