LG's empowering project targets tomorrow's leaders
Seeing the need for new talent, this year LG Electronics (Thailand) extended scholarships worth Bt800,000 to four students of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL)'s Faculty of Engineering under the "Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders" partnership.
Started in 2011, the collaboration is designed to foster the potential of students to become valuable contributors to the industry and to the future technological advancement of Thailand through a number of initiatives.
Thunyachate Ekvetchavit, marketing director, affirmed that "With LG's vision to contribute to a sustainable society through world-class technology and products, we are proud to be a part of developing the potential of Thai youth, who will drive the future of our country. We are confident that LG's leadership in world-class innovation, combined with the educational leadership of KMITL, will foster the potential of Thai students to become leaders. The partnership will also contribute to the advancement of the industry, both nationally and internationally."
The "LG Life's Good Scholarship" programme offers four scholarships per year for master's level research, without requiring mutual commitment. They are entitled to the scholarship for three consecutive years. Awardees this year have been selected from across the faculty, and specialise in engineering disciplines ranging from telecommunications to instrumentation, electrical and computer systems. All projects have been designed to impact the future of the industry and benefit society, and range from controlling the pressure and flow of water in a tank, which will ultimately assist the manufacturing process, to studying how to preserve the resolution of electronic images, so they can be compressed at a much higher quality than can currently be achieved.
Another project focuses on developing technology that expands on GPS capabilities to find the most efficient possible routes, which can be applied in both real-world scenarios and data transport routes, saving time and money. The objective of the fourth project is to maximise the efficiency of solar energy systems, benefiting the environment and making it more attractive for people and companies to choose renewable energy. LG also contributed materials worth Bt3 million to refurbish the faculty's auditorium, aside from collaboration in a Smart TV Application development competition which allows students to develop applications that may become available in the app store of LG's Smart TV range.
The "Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders" partnership is part of LG's long-held commitment to supporting Thai youth. This is also the purpose of the Life's Good Channel, a new digital media platform launched in partnership with Mono Group, which showcases modern lifestyles and smart technology and creates positive influences for younger generations through interviews with role models. For the past several years, LG has also sponsored taekwondo training for underprivileged children through the Taekwondo Association of Thailand, among other initiatives.