A visit to the laboratory can be an exciting and educational experience. It offers students the opportunity to step into the world of science and have first-hand experience running experiments. And that’s what Sunway University's Department of Biological Science organised, a morning in the lab for Ausmat Sunway students with lecturers AP Dr Kavita Reginald, Dr Gothai Sivapragasam, Professor Lee Learn-Han and Dr Ravinder Kaur, as well as lab techs Norha Saifudin, Dhaniah Mohamad and Thiba Peremalo. Prior to the experiments, the students were given a safety briefing, ensuring that they understood the importance of following safety protocols and wearing appropriate protective gear.
Once inside the Sunway University laboratory, the students not only got to see a wide range of scientific equipment and instruments, but they were also able to use the microscopes, pipettes and Bunsen burners for their experiments. They ran two experiments, testing for antioxidants in tea and gram staining of E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
Throughout the visit, the staff explained the significance of the experiments, the methodology used, and the real-world applications of the research being conducted. Students had the opportunity to ask questions, seek clarification, and engage in discussions with the scientists and technicians present.
We at Sunway University believe this is a valuable and eye-opening experience for the students. It not only enhances students' understanding of science but also inspires their curiosity and potentially ignites a passion for scientific exploration. Such visits contribute to a well-rounded education and can have a lasting impact on a student's academic and career choices.