PROTON DX Centre promotes STEM education

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is an important aspect in human capital development for the nation. This is reflected in the RM100 million allocation in the 2024 Budget for the empowerment of STEM via maintenance and upgrading of existing facilities and the purchase of equipment.

To cultivate interest and foster understanding of STEM, PROTON DX (an ACO Tech development in collaboration with PROTON and China Construction Bank) has announced its availability as a community engagement platform for STEM exploration.

PROTON DX Centre

Almost one year old
Approaching its first anniversary since establishment, PROTON DX is the country’s first automotive digital centre that houses a blend of interactive technology, leisure, and lifestyle elements. The public facility aims to be the centre for automotive and technological learning for all ages, including being used as a platform to spark interest in STEM amongst the younger generation.

Student Robotic Car Workshop
Since opening in June 2023, PROTON DX has organised and conducted several initiatives to cultivate a passion for STEM among young minds. The centre hosts a monthly Student Robotic Car Workshop targeting secondary school students. At the workshop, students learn the basics of assembling and programming their own mini autonomous vehicle using an Arduino platform. Students who complete this workshop receive a certificate and goodie bag.

PROTON DX workshop

PROTON DX Centre

ACO Tech is targeting to engage with at least 200 Malaysian youths through this workshop and other upcoming STEM activities by the end of 2024.

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“The importance of STEM for a nation’s development cannot be overstated. We are wholly supportive of all efforts to develop human capital to engage in the fields of STEM and to fill the skill gaps and introduce technology literacy to the future workforce,” said ACO Tech CEO, Li Pu.

“This was one of the motivations behind opening PROTON DX. The experience centre has been a platform for STEM-related activities since opening, both as an organiser and event space, for enthusiasts of all ages to learn and experience. Approaching its one-year anniversary, PROTON DX will continue our initiatives to raise the level of technological awareness and knowledge of Malaysians,” he said.

PROTON DX Centre

Collaborations welcome
To maximise the facilities on offer, PROTON DX welcomes collaborations from local companies in search for a platform to conduct events and workshops promoting STEM awareness and education among young Malaysians, as well as other activities designed to bring local communities together. For collaborative events, schools, universities, local businesses, and potential partners can write to protondx@acotech.my.

The centre, located at Quill City along Jalan Sultan Ismail in Kuala Lumpur, has a space spanning over 5,000 square feet. It is open daily from 10 am to 10 pm.

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