The first university student-led Hackathon in Hong Kong was successfully held on 28-29 March at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), drawing over 220 students and alumni in 47 teams from various local universities.
On 25 April, Student Innovation for Global Health Technology (SIGHT) and the School of Engineering (SENG) co-organized a workshop for local high school students to share the spirit of community service on global health with sustainable technology, and invited them to be the first users of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system developed by SIGHT student team.
Following the success of the 2014 SENG RPg Communication Competition, the Center for Engineering Education Innovation of the School of Engineering (SENG) held the 2015 SENG Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition on April 15, 2015.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed the first visual analytic system for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), which provides interactive, in-depth, and user-friendly analysis of e-learning behavior, promising improvement in teaching quality and more demand-focus MOOC programs that could further boost the development of online education.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is committed to the research and construction of robots and autonomous systems, in order to provide primary and secondary school students a chance to participate in the making of robots, HKUST invited students from Primary 4 to Form 3, as well as those with special education needs (SEN), to join an underwater robot competition at HKUST. A team of female students and a team with SEN members won the champion and the first runner-up.
The winning entry of the Google Solve For X Competition at HKUST has become Hong Kong and Mainland China’s first project being accepted by Google on its Solve For X platform. An awards presentation ceremony of the competition was held on 18 March by the School of Engineering (SENG) to recognize the outstanding work of the faculty and student awardees.
Prof Irene Lo has become the first Hong Kong member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, elected for the impact of her research and practical advances in solving environmental challenges. She talks to In Focus about her work in decontamination and outlook on engineering