Four students Jitesh Chhabria, Phillip Chan, Derek Yip and Yang Xi of the MPhil in Technology, Leadership and Entrepreneurship won Champion at the first Healthcare Designathon Competition. The winning team NGgear designed the product, namely “Fit-Kick”, for athletes to improve performance and prevent injuries. The AIA Group which sponsored the contest sees the product’s potential, and is advising the students on its future development. The team will hold talks with AIA EDGE, The AIA Group’s innovation unit, and venture capitalists in the upcoming weeks for discussions on commercializing the product.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has risen two places to rank #16 in the high-profile annual Global Employability University Survey and Ranking this year, as reported by the New York Times. HKUST remains No. 1 in Greater China.
Chan Wing Hong, Phillip, a graduate of the Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department and currently an MPhil student, has won the Merit Award in Best of Tertiary Student Project in the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA) 2014.
Yuen Cheuk Ho, Ambi, currently an undergraduate student of the Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) department, reaped the Gold Prize Award at the international session of the Capstone Design Fair of Engineering Education Festa 2014, co-organized by the Ministry of Education, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology, and Korea Association for Innovative Engineering Education. Over 300 outstanding capstone design projects were exhibited in the Festa.
Students Chan Kai Chun, Chung Wing Cheong and Lee Kwok Keung developed the “3D Augmented Reality System of Online Shopping” as their final year project, and won the Gold Award in the 2014 HKEIA Innovation and Technology Project Competition. The competition, co-organized by The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association (HKEIA) and Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association Education Foundation (HKEIAEF), recognizes outstanding final year projects of excellent technology and innovation.
On 11 November 2014, five HKUST students (Haoran Chen, Chi Cheung Choi, Michelle Jia Ying Lee, Yuyang Xie and Yuanhang Zhu) from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering received second-prize for their light sport aircraft design, ‘Soaring Dragon’, at the 10th Airshow China in Zhuhai.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) presented its third “President’s Outstanding Service Award” to acclaim dedicated non-academic staff members for their outstanding performance and contributions to the University. The three awardees are Ms Margaret Chau, Head (Research and Graduate Studies Administration) in the Office of the Dean of Engineering, Mr Mike Hudson, Director of the Facilities Management Office, and Dr Chi Moon Li, Senior Manager of the Health, Safety and Environment Office.