Arus is currently in 2 location. It’s main space and office is located in Alma, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. Weekend workshop are held here for the community in Bukit Mertajam.
Our 2nd location is at Selangor Digital Creative Center, i-City Shah Alam where we run the Maker Studio.
YOUNG MAKER CLUB
Our flagship programme that spans across 6 months to equip students with basic computer science, design thinking, project making and presentation skills. This programme consists of two semesters each year. Students are expected to create a simple prototype by using Arduino programming language in the first semester. During the second year, students are questioned about the real problems we are facing in daily life. They will need to conduct surveys, collect and analyse data, build prototype and pitch their ideas with facts and statistics. Register with us today!
Age: 13 – 16 years old
JUNIOR MAKER CLUB
A brand new programme due to popular demand, we have adapted our flagship programme for younger students. This programme consists of two semesters each year. Students are expected to create a simple prototype by using Micro:bit in the first semester. During the second year, students are questioned about the real problems we are facing in daily life. Register with us today!
Age: 10 – 13 years old
G.E.M.SGirls in Engineering, Mathematics & Science
To empower more girls’ involvement in STEM fields, GEMS is a girls-only programme that provides a safe environment where girls feel safe to speak up, interact and try new skills confidently. The programme embraces the gender biases that exist in these fields while encouraging girls to be brave and kind in pursuing their passions. It also discourages discrimination. Our teachers are highly aware of the causes of gender stereotypes in everyday situations. This programme also aims to highlight more female role models for inspiration and push students to aspire beyond the stereotypical routes meant for girls. Register with us today!
Age: 10-12 years old
ARUS ALUMNI PROGRAMME
As students complete Young Maker Club, they go on a divergent developmental journey to grow their interests & talents. Our Alumni have gone on to explore various STEAMH fields upon completing secondary school. Visit our alumni site for more details.
Age: 13 – 17 years old
We believe the best way to raise awareness towards the importance of STEM education is through our efforts going into schools. Hence, we conduct science and programming workshops inside schools, train student leaders to run mini science fairs for their own school, organise a science carnival named Karnival Informatik, Sains dan Matematik di Alma(KARISMA) and obtained support from 11 primary and 3 secondary schools nearby.
Most of the time, teachers in school want to learn more but they are lack of opportunity. Hence, we bridge the gap by providing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) workshops for teachers especially those who are teaching subjects like Asas Sains Komputer, Reka Bentuk & Teknologi as well as Sains Komputer. Workshops available from learning Scratch, Arduino to Python programming languages.
We actively design, develop and revise our content internally for all our programmes. Besides, we also create content for external projects such as Spark Camp for SP Setia where we integrate Scratch programming with Global Sustainable Goals (SDG) as well as AIESEC in Penang Reach Out, Speak Up and Aspire to Inspire programmes. Collaborating with Cytron Technologies, we work hand in hand for the creation of Maker Uno and we develop content for its guidebook and tutorial videos.
Arus Makerspace is equipped with wood working tools, electronics corner where you can do soldering, 3D printing, we provide classrooms, laptops and free WiFi for all members. This space serves as a makerspace for the community where we welcome the public to sign up as a member so that they can enjoy all the tools and services offered for them to learn, make or repair their projects.
Since 2016, Arus Academy has partnered with Penang Science Cluster to establish a Penang Science Cafe or PSC@Alma. PSC@Alma was launched by the Chief Minister of Penang, Yang Amat Berhormat Lim Guan Eng on the 17th of December 2016. Arus runs PSC programmes for the public on the weekends and during the school holidays.