The month of October marked another landmark victory for Asia Pacific University (APU) as two students took home the MSC-Asia Pacific ICT Alliance (MSC-APICTA) Malaysia 2019 award in the Tertiary Students Category.
Dubbed the “Oscars of the ICT industry” and aimed at recognising innovative ICT solutions within Malaysia, the ceremonious event saw third-year engineering students Mohamed Mafaz Mohamed Ahsan and Akshey Kumar Magenthiran take home APU’s 19th APICTA since its first win in 1999.
The duo devised a fully-functional low-cost portable cancer detector, which allows users to detect hazardous radiation in the environment. They were mentored by Dr. Freddy Tan Kheng Suan from APU’s School of Engineering.
“The team is creative, excellent and possesses outstanding technical skills; I’m also glad that their soft skills enabled them to deliver their ideas to the academic and industrial experts confidently,” he said.
The winners will represent Malaysia in front of an international audience at the prestigious International APICTA which will take place in Halong, Vietnam from 18 – 23 November.