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意识到上述问题的严重性，2013年，由东南亚工程技术学院(AAET)、马来西亚工程师学院(IEM)、马来西亚高技术产业政府组织(MIGHT)、拉曼大学(UTAR)四个机构发起的“吉隆坡工程与科学展”（Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair, refers to KLESF）应运而生。目的是研究并采取措施提高学生对STEM教育和科学工程类职业的兴趣。
Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF):
Malaysia has been facing the problem of declining interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among its youth since a decade ago. Although such decline is not unique to Malaysia as many other countries also face the same phenomena the socio-economic impact on Malaysia is seriously worrying the government and industry. Based on the latest data of Ministry of Education (MOE) we have merely about 20% of upper secondary students studying in science stream. This is far from the target once set by the Government of 60% in science and 40% in non-science.
Realising the seriousness of the problem a community initiative called the Kuala Lumpur Engineering Science Fair (KLESF) was started in 2013 by four ogananisations as follows to look into and carry out ways to enhance school students’ interest in STEM education and career.
1. ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET)
2. Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM)
3. Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT)
4. Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
The emphasis of KLESF has been mainly on hands-on experience for students and teachers, complementing the school curriculum which tends to be skewed towards bookwork based. Thus far, KLESF has carried out various programmes targeted on school students, teachers and parents.
One of the programmes carried out is KLESF: The Fair, a 3-day STEM fair that gather all stakeholders (NGOs, universities, industry, government, schools, students, teachers, parents) to exhibit relevant projects and carry out activities content to enrich the hands-on experience of students in STEM. This has become an annual event that has attracted participants more than 60,000 in its latest 2017 sequel, locally and internationally (ASEAN, China, Taiwan, etc.)
During the annual fair a STEM design competition called KLESF Challenge is held. This is an international competition in which school students are invited to exhibit their STEM projects and participate in the fair. So far, the competition has attracted more than 300 teams each year, locally and internationally.