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[BLOG] Formula SAE 2013 – Malaysia Chapter


Guys, can someone verify this? (source: click here)

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[NEWS] FV 2012 – Registered Teams (Final)


So far, FV 2012 received a confirmation of 23 teams. Some of Higher Institution send out more than one team. But I’m wondering, why FV 2012 lack of participants from University or College University? Where are university’s team from USM, UTM, UPM and UTHM? Where are this so called first class university in Malaysia? I raised this concern does not mean I’m looking down at Polytech’s team or Institute Kemahiran’s team, but its more to make this competition more exciting and to find balance between university teams and polytech teams.

Detail of participant teams as below:

Great news! They are already with us.

Update: Teams has registered until current date:

1. Kolej Komuniti Jempol (1 team).

2. KKTM Kuantan (2 teams)

3. Politeknik Kota Bahru (1 team)

4. Politeknik Mukah (1 team)

5. Politeknik Muadzam Shah (1 team)

6. UTeM Faculty of Engineering Technology (1 team)

7. UTeM Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (1 team)

8. Kolej Komuniti Bukit Beruang (1 team)

9. Politeknik Ibrahim Sultan (1 team)

10. Taylor’s University (FV2010 Champion) (2 teams)

11. Politeknik Merlimau (2 teams)

12. Kolej Komuniti Bandar Baharu Kedah (1 team)

13. German-Malaysia Institute (1 team)

14. Politeknik Seberang Perai (2 teams)

15. KKTM Masjid Tanah (2 teams)

16. IKM Tan Sri Yahya Ahmad Pahang (2 teams)

17. TATI University College (1 team)

18. Politeknik Melaka (1 team)

19. IKM Sungai Petani (2 teams)

20. Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) (1 team)

21. Politeknik Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah (POLISAS) (1 team)

22. Multimedia University (MMU) (1 team)

23. Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) (2 teams)

24. IKM Jasin (1 team)

25. Universiti Selangor (UniSel) (1 team)
Well guys, they have did it. So, what are you waiting for? Come and join us now. Let the spirit begins.

source: FB

[BLOG] Media & Industry Collaboration


Salam all,

I have always believed that, if Formula Varsity (FV) wanted to become a ‘huge’ event in Malaysia, their organizing committee should seriously involve this event with media and major industry player. During my involvement as organizing committee in year 2008, we once tried to get media partnership from Majalah 3 (TV3) but unluckily there is no response from them. We also tried to get sponsorship from Petronas, but we could not get any positive response. I believed during that time, there is no good track record from this event because during the first FV (2006), organizer only managed to get two participants (from UTeM; formerly known as KUTKM and UTHM; formerly known as KUiTTHO) and there is no history of media coverage.

Now, in year of 2012, FV should already have a good track records and managed to get lots of media attention. Organizing committee of FV 2012 should consider seriously to get a media partnership from TV’s station and try to get a sponsorships from key industry players such as Proton or Perodua.

I’m looking forward to see this things to happen!

[BLOG] Another race event?


Amazing! Recently i found out that, beside Formula Varsity, EIMARace and IPMARace, there will be another Malaysian style of ‘Formula Student’. This event will be held by Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) through their Automotive Racing Team society. Currently their in stage of doing survey to get feedback from blog viewers. Here is the blog link and I’m quoting part of their blog’s posting.

“Assalamualaikum & Salam Sejahtera,

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) melalui Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Mekatronik merancang untuk menganjurkan pertandingan perlumbaan kereta antara institusi-institusi pengajian awam dan swasta di seluruh Malaysia pada tahun 2012 di bandar Kangar, Perlis. Justeru, pihak penganjur ingin melakukan  sedikit kaji selidik mengenai perlumbaan yang akan dianjurkan iaitu berkenaan dengan kapasiti enjin kereta (enginee cc) dan juga tarikh perlumbaan. Diharap setiap pasukan yang berminat untuk menyertai pertandingan ini dapat memberikan kerjasama dengan memberi undian anda untuk setiap kategori dan mengisi Borang Maklumat Pasukan. Undian dan pengisian maklumat pada Borang Maklumat Pasukan boleh dibuat disebelah kanan page ini. Setiap undian anda amat kami hargai dan didahului dengan ucapan terima kasih.
 
Sekian Terima Kasih.”

[FV 2012] Official Invitation Letters of Formula Varsity 2012


FB status quoted from UTeM FormulaVarsity:

The UTeM organizing committee is currently in the final stage of sending invitation letters and other FV official documents to interested IPT’s all over Malaysia. They expect all the invitation letters will be completely delivered to IPT’s representative (Deans, HODs, etc) by next week. So, stay tune for further updates…. Vroomm Vroomm… Go Racing!

ADMIN:

For those who interested to join this event but did not get any invitation letters from organizer, please refer to our download page  here (click) and please download the registration form.

[FB] Formula Varsity 2010 Jugdes


“Bukan setakat judge dari luar negara.. ada judge yang pernah berkhidmat dengan SAuber Petronas F1 team.. semua namanya akan didedahkan pada minggu hadapan.. so complete.. academician, racer, F1 engineer, chief engineer, IT consultant, manager, proton, honda, petronas.. only the best team will win the FV2010”

….from Facebook Dr Zahir


[BLOG] Etika & Sikap


1. Semasa penganjuran 2nd Formula Varsity UTeM 2008, pasukan dari Nottingham University (NU) dikritik hebat oleh ramai pihak kerana disyaki jentera yang dihasilkan oleh mereka bukan hasil usaha daripada pelajar NU. Baru-baru ini, ketika kejohanan EimaRace UTM 2010 di Pasir Salak kedengaran nada yang lebih kurang sama. Pasukan kali ini yang menjadi mangsa kritikan dan CACIAN ialah daripada Universiti Industri Selangor (Unisel). Benar atau tidak, tiada yang berani mengiakan atau menafikan.

2. Dua persoalan yang ingin ditimbulkan, pertama tentang ‘ETIKA‘ dan ‘SIKAP‘. Penulis tidak pasti sama ada syarat penganjuran kedua-dua kejohanan (Formula Varsity/EimaRace) mewajibkan penglibatan 100% pelajar terhadap proses pembuatan jentera atau tidak. Namun penulis fikir adalah wajar untuk melibatkan pelajar kepada hampir semua proses pembuatan jentera, walaupun mungkin agar sukar dek kerana kekangan masa, peralatan dan kemahiran. Kejohanan FV ini sendiri dianjurkan bertujuan mencabar pelajar-pelajar kejuruteraan untuk mereka bentuk, membina dan bertanding dengan jentera lumba “formula style”. Jikalau hanya melibatkan pelajar kepada sebahagian kecil proses seperti menjadi pemandu dan juga ‘tukang pembentang’, maka matlamat asal kejohanan akan menjadi sekadar diatas kertas. Kita harus mempunyai etika yang tinggi dalam menyertai kejohanan yang jarang-jarang dapat dianjurkan seperti FV dan ER.

3. Mengkritik adalah suatu tindakan yang amat baik. Namun kita harus membezakan antara kritikan dan cacian. Apabila penulis membaca komen-komen dilaman blog EimaRace, memperlihatkan sikap tidak matang sebahagian peserta kejohanan. Mereka seringkali menyalahkan pasukan yang menang dengan menyandarkan kepada tuduhan-tuduhan tertentu, tetapi tidak pula melihat kepada kelemahan pasukan sendiri. Lebih malang lagi, ada pula segelintir kecil pihak yang memperlekeh dan memperkecilkan peserta daripada institusi-institusi kemahiran. Sikap berpasukan itu penting, namun itu tidak bererti menghalalkan tindakan-tindakan bodoh seperti itu.

4. Akhirnya, ia bergantung kepada diri kita sendiri. Adakah kita akan menonjolkan sikap profesional selari dengan gelaran ‘pelajar institusi pengajian tinggi’ ataupun ia hanya sekadar nama yang langsung tidak menggambarkan mentaliti sebenar diri kita. Biarkan kejohanan Formula Varsity UTeM 2010 yang bakal berlangsung pada awal bulan depan menggambarkannya.

{Penulis tiada kaitan dengan pihak Formula Varsity UTeM}