The first Aero Day was held on campus on 24 Feb with great success. Jointly organized by the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the HKUST Student Branch of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Aero Day aims to present the development of the aviation industry, both locally and internationally; to introduce aerospace and aeronautical engineering to first-year students and assist with their choice of major; and to allow students, especially those in their final year, to understand the career opportunities offered in the industry.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology celebrated the grand opening of the Graduate Commons on 11 Feb, signifying a new phase of campus facility development for postgraduate students across all schools to engage in ideas exchange and collaborative learning.
A student team supervised by Prof Yi-Kuen Lee, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), received the Global Youth Innovator Award at the 2015 iCAN Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas on 6-9 January.
Prof Pascale Fung and Prof Patrick Yue of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) were elected Fellows of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2015, bringing the total number of IEEE Fellows at HKUST to 35.
The School of Engineering is pleased to announce that Prof Ting Chuen Pong, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has taken up the post of Director of the Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E²I), following the retirement of Prof Neil Mickleborough, Civil and Environmental Engineering, with effect from 1 January 2015.
A School of Engineering professor and his team secured two awards at the inaugural Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014: Reimagine Education, an event that drew more than 425 universities and enterprises from over 40 countries. The contest was organized by The Wharton SEI Center for Advanced Studies in Management, University of Pennsylvania, and Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), publisher of the QS World University Rankings, in December to recognize and share higher education innovations worldwide, enhance learning and nurture employability.
Prof Tianshou Zhao, the Distinguished Research Excellence Award 2014 recipient, delivered an insightful keynote on the topic “Innovating Energy Technologies through an Interdisciplinary Approach”. The keynote attracted 150 audiences including academics of other institutions, government representatives, industry members, faculty members and students.