Sunday, May 12, 2013

Engineers Are Not Kayu Forum



Engineers are not "KAYU" can loosely be translated to Engineers are not WOOD.

Most people have the perception that engineers are those people who deal with machines all day. This might be true only for a small group of engineers. For most engineers out there, they have other interesting life besides their professional work in engineering which may include some fascinating hobbies and skills (e.g. photo-shooting, music, drama and etc.), or even community services. In this forum, engineers ranging from young engineers to successful Professional Engineers (Ir.) shared their past time activities.

We have an engineer who has even represented Malaysia for SUKMA Paragliding competition, an engineer who are passionate about cooking, an engineer who is preparing to climb Mount Everest soon, a Professional Engineer who owns his own music label and etc.

This event was organized by Chemical Engineering Technical Division, Institution of Engineers Malaysia and co-organized by Taylor's University and the Young Engineers Section (YES), Institution of Engineers Malaysia. It was held at Taylor's University on the 11th of May 2013 targeting Undergraduate students of IPTA/IPTS & Secondary school students.


The organizers managed to get quite a few engineers to share in the forum.

Engr Mohd Khairul Kamaruddin (Paragliding, rock climbing)
Engr Mohd Khairul introducing himself to the forum

Engr Mohd Khairul sharing his passion on paragliding
Dr Denny Ng (travelling, sports)
Dr Denny introducing himself to the forum

Rafil Elyas (music)
Engr Rafil introducing himself to the forum

Engr Rafil sharing his hobbies which includes writing & music

Engr Prof Dr Dominic Foo (music)
Prof Dominic sharing his interest in music. He even has his own record label!

Engr Lim Mei Ling (outdoor activities)
Engr Mei Ling introducing herself to the forum
Engr Mei Ling sharing her passion with outdoor activities

Engr Dr Chong Chien Hwa (travelling, cooking)
Dr Chong sharing with the forum his work background

Dr Chong sharing his passion on cooking
The forum ended with a wonderful performance of the forum's theme song specially composed by Engr Rafil & Dr Dominic. It's titled : I WANNA BE AN ENGINEER.

Let's hope that there will be more engineers sharing their passion to the public in the future and prove that indeed, Engineers are NOT "KAYU"!

Group photo of the speakers & forum's participants
Here are the lyrics for "I Wanna Be An Engineer" courtesy of Engr Rafil & Dr Dominic


Lyrics : I wanna be an engineer (By Mr Rafil and Mr Dominic)
I want to build a rocket ship, I want to grow a giant turnip
I want to break covalent bonds, maybe find a Higgs boson
I want to make some gasoline, put it in my speedy machine
Drive it over to your house, build a giant robot mouse
(Chorus)
I wanna be an engineer, you wanna be an engineer!
I don’t wanna be no doctor, I don’t want to be no lawyer
I want a hard hat, safety boots, don’t want no designer shoes
One ton beam falls on my toes, dance around in my coveralls

I like chemistry and physics, diff EQs and stochastics
I really dig fluid mechanics, gotta have my thermodynamics
Willard Gibbs is the Taikor! Bernoulli, Maxwell and Euler!
Now we can make anti freeze, build space stations, refineries!

I wanna be an engineer, you wanna be an engineer!
I don’t wanna be no doctor, I don’t want to be no lawyer
I want a hard hat, safety boots, don’t want nice designer shoes
One ton beam falls on my toes, dance around in my coveralls

I wanna make my car go faster, I wanna make my bridge span longer
I wanna make my sub go deeper, I wanna make my plane fly higher
I wanna end all world hunger, make sure everyone’s got clean water
Everyone’s healthy there and here! So everyone can be engineer!

I wanna be an engineer, you wanna be an engineer!
I don’t wanna be no doctor, I don’t want to be no lawyer
I want a hard hat., safety boots, don’t want nice designer shoes
One ton beam falls on my toes, dance around in my coveralls

You want to be an engineer, you momma wants to be an engineer
Your papa wants to be an engineer, you brother wants to be an engineer
Your kid wants to be an engineer, your neighbour wants to be an engineer
Everyone can be engineer! Everyone can be  engineer!  ENGINEER!

By Engr. Krishnath Tangaragee

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