Miri – 8 March 2022 – The newly-elected Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) Miri Branch executive committee for 2022-2023 has strong representation from Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) with the election of senior lecturer Ir. Meheron Selowara Joo as vice-chairman I, and associate professors Wong Kwong Soon and Stephanie Chan Yen San as general exco members.
They were elected, along with the first-ever chairlady of the IEM Miri Branch, Chong Boon Hui; vice-chairman II Tian Fung Wan, honorary secretary William Chien Hu, honorary treasurer Nelson Ng, and two other general members at the branch’s 23rd Annual General Meeting (AGM) held virtually on 26 February 2022.
Chong herself is closely connected to Curtin Malaysia as an active member of its Faculty of Engineering and Science’s industry advisory panel for civil and construction engineering.
It is also not the first time Ir. Meheron has been elected to the executive committee, having previously held the post of vice-chairman II for the 2018-2019 term.
Ir. Meheron is a senior lecturer in the Department of Civil Construction Engineering at Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Engineering and Science, while Associate Professor Wong is head of the Department of Civil Construction Engineering, and Associate Professor Chan is head of the Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering.
All three are no strangers to the community of professional engineers in Sarawak, having served the IEM Miri Branch in various capacities through the years.
In congratulating the three of the, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Professor Tuong-Thuy Vu, said their appointments to the IEM Miri Branch executive committee is testament to their standing as academics and professional engineers.
“Curtin Malaysia has always been well-represented in The IEM Miri Branch ever since our campus was established in 1999, and our staff members have always been very active in its activities,” said Professor Vu.
He added that a significant number of Curtin Malaysia’s students and graduates have also been actively involved through the IEM’s Young Engineers Section (YES) and Curtin-IEM Student Chapter over the years.
The IEM Miri Branch, formed in 1998, is an institution that promotes engineering professions, and supports professional development and networking among its members in Miri. It currently has over 400 members from various engineering backgrounds and industries.
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