Bangladeshi Student and Professor Win Malaysian Award for Innovation

April 8, 2017 1:11 am
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Tasnim Mahbub, a recent graduate of mechatronics engineering from the International Islamic University of Malaysia, was awarded Silver Medal for Invention and Innovation at the Malaysian Technological Expo 2017 held on February 16-18, 2017, organised by Malaysian Association of Research Scientists (MARS) which is endorsed by the Government of Malaysia. She invented an “Automatic Onion Peeling Machine” under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Md. Raisuddin Khan.

The invention has been applied for a patent in Malaysia. Her undergraduate final year project was selected by her university to be showcased in the abovementioned event, where projects are usually submitted by Masters and PhD students. The invention impressed the judges and visitors alike and drew attention of several investors. It was an international exhibition that was organised to display technology developed by people from Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, etc.

Tasnim Mahbub is also a recipient of The Daily Star Awards for excellence in academic results in O Level (2010) and A Level (2012) examinations. She is the eldest daughter of Capt. Mahbub of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and married to Abdul Hamid Mehdi, First Officer.




The concern for youth development and leadership has driven Youth Voice of Bangladesh (YVB) to conduct its 2nd corporate leadership workshop titled “Corpo Route Key 2”. This time, it came out better and louder. Accommodating 1000 students from different universities of Dhaka, Chittagong, Noakhali, Jessore and Gopalganj with much enthusiasm and energy, the event was successfully organised at Krishibid Institute of Bangladesh (KIB) Auditorium in Dhaka. The career workshop was brightened by the vibrant presence of corporate icons, including Solaiman Shukhon, Head of Marketing, Aamra Networks Ltd; Rafiath Rashid Mithila, Program Manager: Education, BRAC International; Ayman Sadiq, Founder and CEO, 10 Minutes School; Prito Reza, Photographer and Director, Prito Reza Productions. The special guest at the event was Mushfiq Hasan, Student

Advising Outreach Coordinator at US Embassy Dhaka.

Chairman of YVB, Barrister Tareque Akbar Khondakar, inaugurated “Corpo-Route Key 2” with a welcoming speech. Speakers at the event engaged with the young participants with fresh ideas and energy. After the speeches, the floor was open to questions from the crowd, to which each speaker articulated their answers to precision. The participants were thrilled to have received the deliverance of the prominent speakers present. They expressed their will to attend more of such career leadership workshops. The series of events all throughout the workshop was of great benefit to the senior-year students and fresh graduates as they were highly motivated and informed of different strategies and ways to own in order to reach their goals.