HKUST today announced the recipients of the School of Engineering (SENG) Research Excellence Awards 2014. The recipients are outstanding scholars who have made significant discoveries at the forefront of engineering research.
The Airship Competition, held on 23 April, is the highlight of a new 3-credit engineering course – Engineering Team Airship Design – targeting mainly at first-year engineering students. Aerial firefighting is the task each team has to complete.
Prof Albert Wong, Prof Tim Woo and Mr Kobe Lam (Research Assistant) of Electronic and Computer Engineering have developed the "Auditory and Speech Training App" for hearing-impaired children, which revolutionized existing paper-based auditory training tools with Android-based mobile app technologies.
Samantha Wing-man Kong, a Year-Three student of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, was a dual winner of Top 10 Outstanding Youth Awards who also scooped the Social Service Award in the commendation scheme. The prize is a prestigious one presented by HKSAR Home Affairs Bureau and Commission on Youth to commend their outstanding achievements in personal development, leadership and social services. The other winner was Phoebe Cheuk-lam Lam, Year-One Science student.
Prof James She of Electronic and Computer Engineering was interviewed by TVB to discuss the impacts of social media on businesses in Hong Kong and across the world. The TV program "Money Smart (創富坊 - 在商言商)" was aired in the last week of March 2014.
Researchers from HKUST have received two awards in the 2013 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) presented by the Ministry of Education - one first-class and one second-class award.