APU Students had Enjoyable Summer @ The Great Lab Summer Workshop

This summer has never been so amazing as we heard about our students’ experiences in the recently concluded The Great Lab (TGL) Summer Workshop, that was organized by CREST, a not-for-profit entity that was initiated to create a platform that promotes the industry, academia, and government to work together on research, design and development activities.

Participation in the workshop was on a selection basis; 49 of our APU students submitted a proposal to be qualified for the workshop, in which, 10 of them were selected for the event. The students embarked on a 4-days journey of knowledge and discovery; as they learned more about the relevant technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), which are useful towards their ideation processes.

In addition, throughout the 4 days, students were trained on structured thinking, problem solving and pitching presentations, as they were given a task of developing an idea that was pitched to industry judges of the workshop. Our Diploma in Information & Communications Technology with a specialism in Software Engineering graduate, Summer Kho Zhi-Yuen, worked together with her team mates from other universities and eventually emerged as the 1st Prize winner at the pitching session!

In overall, it was an exciting experience for the students who attended the workshop. With better industry-ready skills, we look forward to seeing them excel in their future careers!