Congratulations to Prof Dr Khairiyah Mohd Yusof as the recipient of the Student Platform in Engineering Education Development (SPEED) Mentorship Award, by the SPEED executive committee and SPEED Global Student Forum (GSF) organizing committee in partnership with Dassault Systemes at the World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF 2017) held on Monday, 13 November 2017. The award is presented to Prof Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof who has proven to be a mentor for students all over the world where her voice and ideas are implemented to affect change in engineering education.

In the award letter to Prof Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof, it was cited that:

Prof Dr Khairiyah Mohd Yusof is very patient as she mentors her students to push their own limits of achievement. She teaches her students to be more independent in making decisions, building skills and gaining knowledge.

Her innovation in teaching and learning via Cooperative Problem-Based Learning has positively impacted students’ problem-solving assets and developing more constructive skills. With appropriate scaffolding such as motivation, encouragement, and facilitation, she helps her students to construct new engineering knowledge and also coaches them to refine the skills they already have.

In addition to the years of work she has put in developing students in engineering education, her mentorship towards members of SPEED (local and international) and the organization of the Global Student Forum 2017 is truly instrumental in organizing an intentional and well-thought-out event.

UTM is proud with the recognition received by Prof Dr. Khairiyah Mohd Yusof, for all the works that she has done in mentoring the students.