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Menusha Arumugam : her off-campus study work for the UM-Flint Honors Program.

Student’s NYC Research Showcases UM-Flint Opportunities

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Menusha Arumugam
The study of microscopic organisms left a big impact on Menusha Arumugam this summer.
The UM-Flint senior spent much of her summer studying tiny worms for biology research in New York City. She landed a research spot at a Columbia University laboratory for her off-campus study work for the UM-Flint Honors Program.
For ten weeks, Arumugam learned the finer details of using scientific lab equipment by conducting behavioral observations on the microscopic worms, and learning from a university post-doctorate student and researcher.
But beyond the daily work she recently wrapped up, Arumugam sees the bigger picture. She was ready to take on the challenge, thanks to the guidance and encouragement she’s received at UM-Flint.
“If I went to a bigger campus, or one that is more overwhelming, or a campus with staff and faculty who are not as supportive, I don’t think I would have had the same growth as I did here,” she said about her UM-Flint career, which started in the spring of 2014.
And after her experience this summer, Arumugam solidified her choice to pursue a career in biology research.
Menusha Arumugam
“This research experience and interacting with different people from the lab has definitely given me more confidence to pursue biology research in graduate school,” she said.
Arumugam was one of nearly 30 UM-Flint Honors Program students who spent their summer conducting research with experts in their field of study. This is most often done between the junior and senior year.
Students research sites, reach out to prospective researchers, develop a grant proposal, and receive funding up to $3,000 to do research at another campus abroad or in the United States.
This summer, UM-Flint students worked in Cambodia, England, South Africa, Ireland, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Germany, and throughout the United States.
“They learn new lab techniques and develop a new understanding of the challenges and rewards of advanced research in their field,” said Dr. Maureen Thum, director of the UM-Flint Honors Program. “It is a life changing experience. Students gain independence and broaden their horizons.”
After returning, students write an honors thesis based on their research and present their findings at an undergraduate conference.
Arumugam said her UM-Flint professors, including Honors and Biology, helped her learn how to study scientific papers and analyze the material for her own papers. This was key for her work at Columbia. This work studied temporary starvation in worms, and how it impacted future generations of the worms on how they handle such withdrawals of food.
Beyond the professional work, the UM-Flint program allowed her to enjoy the cultural life of Manhattan and to meet her peers from other universities.
The opportunity summed up how she feels about UM-Flint. She is an International Ambassador through the International Center and current president of Student Government. In all cases, the staff and faculty showed faith in her, she said, which has allowed her to thrive.
“I think I made a wonderful choice coming to UM-Flint,” said Arumugam, who transferred to the university in 2014 from a school in her native country of Malaysia.
And as she pursues her career, Arumugam said she hopes to influence others in ways she was influenced at UM-Flint and Columbia University.
“Eventually I would like to be a research scientist while teaching and mentoring students who aspire to be a scientist. I want other students to have the same opportunities I’ve had,” she said.

Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Pada 26 hingga 28 Julai, 2016, Pusat PERMATApintar Negara, UKM telah mengadakan Persidangan Antarabangsa Saintis Masa Depan (iFSC). Persidangan ini adalah acara tahunan bagi Pusat PERMATApintar Negara, UKM. Pelajar-pelajar Seni Persembahan telah terlibat secara langsung dalam persembahaan pembukaan iaitu persembahan Kumpulan Ghazal Kolej PERMATApintar Negara, UKM .  Acara pembukaan telah dilangsungkan dengan meriah dan menampilkan bakat-bakat seni pelajar-pelajar Kolej PERMATApintar Negara, UKM.

Pembukaan IFSC pada kali ini telah  dirasmikan oleh Yg Bhg Prof Dato' Riza Atiq Abdullah Rahmat, Timbalan Naib Canselor UKM. Persidangan ini dapat memberi pendedahan dan menggalakkan perkongsian pengetahuan di kalangan penyelidik muda melalui penerokaan, perbincangan dan pembentangan. Matlamat persidangan ini adalah untuk meneroka potensi-potensi penyelidikan di kalangan penyelidik muda dan membangun pelajar bakat, kreativiti dan idea-idea dalam penyelidikan yang diminati. Ia juga meningkatkan pemahaman, menambahbaikkan pembentangan dan kemahiran berkomunikasi, dan membina keyakinan pelajar-pelajar. Persidangan ini bertujuan untuk membangunkan minat pelajar dalam penyelidikan dan inovasi, dan meningkatkan keyakinan pelajar melalui pembentangan.

Acaea pembukaaan diserikan lagi dengan persembahan kumpulan kompang pelajar-pelajar Seni Persembahan (Performing Arts) Foundation 3  yang telah bermain secara berirngan dengan Kumpulan Ghazal, di bawah tunjuk ajar dan selian En Hafiz dan Dato' Drs. Ridwan.

Persidangan pada kali ini disertai oleh pelajar-pelajar sekolah seperti berikut :-:

1) Sekolah Menegah Sains Tuanku Munawir

2) MRSM Batu Pahat

3) SM Sains Banting

4) SMK Jalan Tiga

5) Sekolah Seri Puteri Cyberjaya

6) Sekolah Menengah Sains Tengku Abdullah

7) MRSM Baling

8) SM Sains TG Muhd Faris Petra

9) SBPI Rawang

10) Maktab Tentera Diraja

11) SBPI Gomak

12) Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah

13) Sekolah Tun Fatimah

14) Sekolah Menengah Sains Labuan

15) Sekolah Menengah Sains Hulu Selangor

16) SMK Infant Jesus Convent Johor Bahru

17) Sekolah Menengah Sains Seri Puteri

18) SMK Adela Kota Tinggi Johor

19) SMK Ulu Tiram

20) SJK Tamil Ladang Mount Austin

21) Kolej PERMATApintar Negara

22) ASASIpintar

Pelbagai bidang penyelidikan dipertandaingakan  yang mana terdiri dari disiplin Sain Tulin (pure science) seperti bidang biologi, Fizik dan Kimia. Bidang Sain Gunaan (Applied Science) dan bidang Sains Sosial.  Berikut adalah tajuk-tajuk penyelidikan yang dipertandingkan pada tahun ini: -

1) Child Safety System

2) Hi-Sleep Shock

3) Universal Kool-Heat

4) Gas Volume Indicator

5) The Cytotoxicity Effect of Nephelium Lappaceum Leaves Extract on Human Cancer Cells

6) Waste Not: Used Cooking Oil a Miracle for Sound Absorbent as a Renewable Polymer from Composite

7) Ab-Trap’15

8) Making a Better High-Speed Camera

9) Miracle Under Your Feet

10) Kibo Balls the Salt Water Ball; How to Rescue An Aeroplane-Crashed Survivors

11) My Elaisexmino (MLX) A Solution to Oil Spills

12) Preliminary Evaluation of Durio Zibethinus Husk Extract As Potential Anti-Microbial Agent and Plant Growth Promoter

13) MiMP Detector

14) Hydro Pot 2.0

15) Bioartificial Filter

16) Producing Bioethanol From Oil Palm Leaves By Using Cellulase From Bacteria

17) Sertu Soap

18) From Waste to Wealth: Grange WCO Skin Cream

19) Application of Wind Turbines On Highways to Generate Wind Electricity

20) Application of Effective Microorganism For Sustainable Crop Production

21) Increasing Lipid Yields In Clhorella Vulgaris

22) CaCO Tiles

23) Citrullus Lanatus and Murraya Koenigii As a Solution To Dimishing Pigment of Hair

24) Fybrid

25) The Application of Different Processes In Water Treatment on Water Colour Wastage

26) Smart Rollator

27) Biodegradable Nursery Polybag Made of Ecology Waste

28) Smart Table

29) Reduction of Plastic Waste Using New Fabricated Biodegradable ‘Infinity Spoon’

30) Effects of Music on Different Instruments And In Different Tempo to the Mental Concentration of Students

31) Low Cost, Effective and Environmentally Friendly Vermiculture Composting Method

32) Varicella Zoster Herbal Lactis

33) Rhodophyta Eucheuma Cottonii Bio Plastic

34) Study of Commonly Found Herbs in Malaysia And Its Ability of Anti-Mosquito Effect

35) Tapping Gravitational Potential Energy to Generate Electricity-Mini Hydro Electric Generator

36) The Relationship Between Anxiety, Depression and Stress with Academic Stress and Self-Concept Among ASASIpintar Students

37) The Link Between ASASIpintar Students’ Resilience with Their Self-Esteem Level And Academic Performance.

38) Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Their Take on ASD

39) The Efficacy of Trastuzumab as Adjuvant Targeted Therapy In Preventing Cancer Recurrence Among HER-2 Positive Breast Cancer Patients

40) Exploring the Best Approach of Gaba Rice Production from UKM’s Rice Varieties

41) The Determination of Sky Brightness at PERMATApintar Observatory

42) Effect of Lonizing Radiation on Plant

43) Forensic Analysis on Lipstick Trace by Using TLC and GC-MS

44) Laparoscopy Training Tools

45) The Effect of Chenodeoxycholic Acid On Efficiency of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell

46) Metabolite Profiling and Biological Activities of Azadirachta Indica (A. Juss) Leaf Extract

47) Water Harvesting from Air

48) Bio Conversion of Empty Fruit Bunch (EFB) Agro Waste Using Cellulolytic Bacteria Isolated From Termite

49) The Preparation and Characterization of Functional Sago Startch

50) Synergistic Palm-Based Polyurethane System for 2D Decorative Ink

51) Smart Green Anti Corrosion Derived From Imperata Cylindrica In Oil and Gas Pipeline Applications

52) Analysis of Flavonoids in Commercially Available Lignosus Rhinocerus Dried Powder Extract by Reversed-Phase High Performance Liquid Chromatograph (RP-HPLC)

53) The Consequences of Combining Fruit Towards Health

54) The Potential of Lansium Demosticum Leaves to Become The New Addictive Drugs And Its Effects Towards Human Nervous System

55) Absorption and Desorption Studies of CO2 by Cilia Gel Impregnated with Tetradecylamine

56) Smart Green Screen

57) Chicken Skin: Wastes or Resources?

58) Unlocking the Lipid Energy Stored In Plant Cell Walls

59) Replacement of Animal Fat with Red Palm Fat in Beef Burger

60) Genetic Identification of Dried Shark Fins from Sabah Markets

61) The Preliminary Studies of Wound Healing Properties of Impatiens Balsamina

62) Kombucha Skin Patch Hydrogel

63) Creating Pen Drive with Bluetooth Technology

64) From Garbage to Gold: An Alternative to E-Waste Management

65) The Uses of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Malaysian

66) The Dangers of Substances of Electronic Cigarettes Among Teenagers in Malaysia

67) Dioscorea Hispida (Ubi Gadong) as a Natural Repellent

68) Effect of 1-Methyl 3-Propylimidazolium Iodine (MPII) On Bio-Based Polyurethane 
       Gel Polymer Electrolyte For Solid-State Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell.

Penutup kepada persidangan ini dilakukan oleh Yg Bgh Naib Canselor UKM. Pengarah Pusat PERMATApintar Negara, UKM Prof. Datuk Dr. Noriah telah menyatakan bahawa sehingga kini pihak Pusat PERMATApintar Negara telah menganjurkan empat kali persidangan iFSC, dan sebanyak 200 kajian telah dihasilkan. Syabas Pusat PERMATApintar Negara, UKM.

Gambar-gambar sepanjang persidangan dilampirkan seperi di bawah.

Sekian, terima kasih.

Dilaporkan oleh 1 Ogos 2016

Pelajar Kolej PERMATApintar


Bila gong dipalu, maka secara rasminya iFSC 2016 bermula.

Kumpulan Kompang yang mengiringi Kumpulan Ghazal membuat persembahan acara pembukaan.

Manakala pelajat-pelajar Seni Persembahan (Performing Arts) - Foundation 2 telah memrsembahkan tarian Cuti-cuti Malaysia .

Persembahan dari pelajar-pelajar Foundation 2 atas tema “Cuti-cuti Malaysia”

Ruang legar pameran.


Tahniah,  Emas lagi!!!!

Kumpulan Gamelan Kolej PERMATApintar Negara, UKM.

Majlis Penutup telah dilakukan oleh Yg Bhg Naib Canselor, UKM