The Department of Psychology academic staff were very active in November 2017 where many were involved in conferences and workshops, near and far.
Congratulations Dr. Babu Ramanathan! He received a travel award to deliver his research outcomes at The Annual Joint International Tropical Medicine Meeting (JITMM) held at Bangkok, Thailand. The symposium was jointly organised by Mahidol University, Thailand and the Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU).
Department of Biological Sciences is pleased to share that Dr. Chandrajit Lahiri was awarded USD4000 by New England Complex Systems Institute, MIT, USA, to participate in Complexity and Data Analytics/AI Winter Course. During his visit, Chandrajit presented his work in the field of UTI and Cancer.
After graduating from the American Degree Program at Sunway University, Mahder Serekberhan, a double major in international studies and political science, transferred to Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she has showcased her leadership and academic skills. An honors student, she has written a paper on diplomatic and trade relations that was accepted for a poster presentation at the Midwest Political Science Association Conference.
The School of Science and Technology is delighted to announce that Dr Yong Min Hooi (Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology) and her collaborator, Professor Louise Phillips (Chair in Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK), have been awarded a £128,461 grant by the prestigious Newton-Ungku Omar Fund for their project “Social Cognition and Executive Function Among Older Adults in the UK and Malaysia: Links to Socio-economic Factors”.
The end of the year is a barren time to seek endorsements and sponsorship from companies as most have exhausted their funds. This was the scenario faced by the students of the BA (Hons) Communication taking the Events Management class in August 2017. Their project which was to be assessed, was the organisation of a charity dinner and they had set their sights on raising funds for the charity, Rumah Hope.
In last December, Distinguished Research Professor Saidur Rahman, Head of the Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology (RCNMET) under the School of Science and Technology at Sunway University received the Lifetime Achievement – Awards for Publication Citation in the i-Proclaim Annual Research Awards (ARA).