PROTON DX: Pioneering STEM education and Innovation in Malaysia

PROTON DX: Pioneering STEM education and Innovation in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: In a significant move to enhance STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in Malaysia, PROTON DX, a joint venture between ACO Tech, PROTON, and the China Construction Bank (CCB), has pledged to inspire 200 young minds by 2024. This initiative aligns with the government's commitment, as demonstrated by the RM100 million allocation in the 2024 Budget for STEM education, emphasizing the upgrade of existing facilities and procurement of new equipment.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Where is the Proton DX centre?

    G 07, 08, 09, 10, Quill City Mall, Jln Sultan Ismail, Bandar Wawasan, 54200 Wilayah Persekutuan, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
  • What's available there?

    The Proton Digital Xperience centre incorporates a virtual Cockpit, an activity zone, a lifestyle zone, Aico cafe and a dedicated delivery bay.
  • Proton DX

    Located in Kuala Lumpur, PROTON DX celebrated its first year as Malaysia's premier automotive digital center. This innovative space merges technology with leisure and lifestyle, creating a unique environment for automotive and technological education aimed at all age groups. Since its inception in June 2023, PROTON DX has launched numerous programs to kindle interest in STEM subjects among the youth.

    One of its flagship events, the monthly Student Robotic Car Workshop, has already seen participation from over 50 students across the Klang Valley, including 20 from Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. These workshops provide students with hands-on experience in building and programming autonomous vehicles using Arduino platforms, with each participant receiving a certificate and goodie bag upon completion.

    Mr. Li Pu, CEO of ACO Tech, emphasized the critical role of STEM in national development and the importance of equipping the future workforce with necessary skills and technological literacy. "PROTON DX is not just an experience centre but a beacon for STEM education and technological innovation," he stated, highlighting the centre's success in hosting and facilitating STEM-related activities.

    PROTON STEM education

    PROTON DX is actively seeking partnerships with local entities to host events and workshops that promote STEM awareness and education. The centre, which features a variety of interactive exhibits like the Virtual Cockpit and a space for community engagements, invites visitors of all ages to explore the potential of smart mobility and other technological advancements.

    Located at Quill City Mall, Kuala Lumpur, PROTON DX is open daily, offering a resourceful and interactive experience for those interested in the future of automotive technology and STEM education.

    From the press release, they even sound like PROTON DX is actively seeking new collaborations. Schools, universities, local businesses, and interested parties are encouraged to get in touch for potential partnerships and collaborative events by contacting them at protondx@acotech.my

    Proton DX KL

    PROTON DX is not just an educational hub but also an exciting destination for families, especially those with children. It offers a range of interactive activities designed to engage and entertain while educating. Among its attractions is a massive screen TV where kids can participate in virtual activities, immersing them in the wonders of technology and innovation.

    Additionally, PROTON DX boasts a café where families can relax and a virtual cockpit tour presented in cinema style, offering a unique and informative experience that simulates advanced automotive technologies. This combination of learning and leisure makes PROTON DX an ideal spot for parents looking for educational yet fun outings with their children.

    Also Read: First-ever Proton Digital Xperience centre opens in Malaysia

    Adam Aubrey

    Adam Aubrey

    Adam Aubrey is an experienced writer and presenter with over a decade in the automotive industry, known for his passion for rebuilding older cars from the golden era of automotive design. His work also delves into the future of vehicles, highlighting the exciting potential of electric propulsion.

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