Revolutionizing Learning, Enriching Science
29 June 2018
Timely themed for century’s increasing demands on learning and research, SCINNOV8 showcases scientific innovative output by health and life sciences students of Management and Science University (MSU). 

Behind the greatest innovations is a common passion combining science with applications that matter to human interest, which is why science at Management and Science University (MSU) is applied, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative. Investing in the 21st-century future was the recent semester project SCINNOV8 by MSU’s Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS).

SCINNOV8 the 2018 edition themed Revolutionizing Learning, Enriching Science

Aiming to encourage use-inspired research as well as cultivate competent researchers capable of innovation and entrepreneurship, SCINNOV8 opened with a video clip of a student persevering in his pursuit and ultimately rewarded by his Eureka moment of scientific discovery. 

Standing for Science and Innovate, SCINNOV8 the 2018 edition presented more than a hundred fifty projects including one developing ramen dough conditioner from usually-discarded pineapple core. Its exhibitions ran the range from halal assurance system in the Food Technology Expo to organ donation campaign, forensic toxicology demonstrating heroin abuse hazards, and promotion of occupational safety and health. SCINNOV8 competitions comprised Bio-Science Infographic Poster Presentation, Sharp Eyed Scientist, Crime Case Challenge, Kahoot Quiz, Spelling Bee, Choral Speaking, Debate, and Obstacle Challenge Charity Run.
MSU Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health 

Food Technology Expo among SCINNOV8 exhibitions

Officiating the launch, Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid remarked on SCINNOV8’s timely theme of Revolutionizing Learning Enriching Science in promoting creativity and innovation as the right skills preparing students for the century’s challenges in science.

“Science and innovation is about building benefits for society. Innovation devoid of value is meaningless. Whatever you do, have in mind the value you can create with your innovation.”

The MSU President went on to advise the budding scientists to engage with community and to stay ethical, and to be well-rounded in their excellence, be it in subject area, future profession, or community engagement. 

SCINNOV8 building scientific research competencies in MSUrians

“Build a good research portfolio, and be ready for industry as well as society.”

Industry partners present at SCINNOV8 included Matrix Optix Sdn Bhd, Prima Nexus Sdn Bhd, Qiagen Sdn Bhd, National Cancer Society Malaysia (NCSM), and National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Malaysia. 

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences (FHLS) is part of MSU’s Health and Medical Sciences Cluster, which includes the International Medical School (IMS) and the School of Pharmacy (SPH).