STEM+ Research Center (STEM+@TAR)

 Center Leader

     Asst. Prof. Dr. Chen @ Chong Sheau Huey

STEM+ Research Center (STEM+@TAR)

Research Group Members

Ms Wong Pei Yin, Asst. Prof. Dr Ng Kim Hooi, Asst. Prof. Dr Choong Shiau Huai, Asst. Prof. Dr Tan Thiam Seng, Mr Chong Nyok Kian

This list is non exhaustive, FOAS and TAR UMT researchers are welcome to join the STEM+ Research Center should their area of interest align to the Centre’s objectives, vision and rationale.

Location: FOAS D209 and D210


The STEM+ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and additional disciplines) Research Centre aims to connect and join the missing connections to crosscutting concepts and real-world applications to overcome the issue of students disinterested in science discipline. This involves conducting original research, exploring new concepts, and pushing the boundaries of knowledge.


The STEM+ Reseach Center strives to promote science education in the authentic contexts that demand a new generation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics experts.

Rationale and Research Plan

a) Research and Development - to explore funding opportunities and to seek for potential research and development opportunities from the industrial and external organizations.

b) Collaboration - to work with the Secondary Education, professional bodies, societies and stakeholders in promoting Science Education

c) Training and Knowledge Exchange - to provide the platform for conferences, seminars, road shows, presentations for upskilling and reskilling to resilience in the dynamic environment.


Assistant Professor Dr Chen @ Chong Sheau Huey  (co-researcher: Ms Wong Pei Yin)  attended and orally presented their work: Post-Pandemic Impact on a Private University in Malaysia: Adapting Strategies for Sustainable Education in Chemistry at the 49th International Congress on Science, Technology and Technology-based Innovation, jointly organized by the Science Society of Thailand under the Patronage of His Majesty the King, under the theme “SDGs FOR THE BENEFIT OF MANKIND held at Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla from January 23 - 25, 2024.