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.
The newly released prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings of Top 100 Universities for Engineering and Technology 2014-15 ranked HKUST first in Greater China and 21st globally. HKUST climbed up 6 places to World’s No. 51 while its Engineering continues to propel forward at the forefront of the league table as World’s 21. HKUST has hit the No. 1 spot in Engineering and Technology in Greater China for four straight years.
The Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management (IELM) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) co-hosts My Toy Design Competition 2014-15 with the Hong Kong Toys Council (HKTC) and the Toys Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong Limited (TMHK), aiming to nurture creativity of students, recruit exceptional design talents and maintain the sustainable development of the toy industry in Hong Kong.
Samantha Wing Man Kong, BEng in Chemical and Environmental Engineering (Class of 2014), is one of the 10 representatives from all over the world to work at the United Nations Headquarters in summer 2014. She reflected on how the valuable experience inspired her to work as a Graduate Environmental Engineer at an international consultancy now.
Micky Chan Chi Yee, final year student of Computer Engineering Program, was one of the first participants of the HKUST-Harvard Undergraduate Summer Exchange Research Program, which was pilot run in summer 2014. A total of eight students (four from each university) spent one month each at HKUST and Harvard to work on joint research projects on visible light communication. He shared his rewarding experience in the program.
Prof Ricky Shi-wei Lee, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of Center for Advanced Microsystems Packaging (CAMP) at HKUST was selected as the winner of the 2014 Calvin W Rice Lecture Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for his contribution to the mechanical engineering society across the world.
Among near 200 global submissions and 42 final candidates, the demo system "gMission: a General Spatial Crowdsourcing Platform" by a team from Computer Science and Engineering was awarded the Excellent Demonstration Award in the 40th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB) 2014 in Hangzhou, China.