From basic science to engineering with an impact, from building huge computers as a college boy to solving current problems involving hot virtual reality technologies, HKUST’s Associate Dean of Engineering (Research and Graduate Studies) Prof Richard H Y So talks passionately about the importance of finding one’s own dream in science and technology.
With aerospace engineering becoming a new strategic area of the School of Engineering few years ago, Prof Rhea Liem joined HKUST to drive the development of this field with other faculty members. Growing up, she has been totally free in exploring her engineering interest in an open environment and she hopes female students alike enjoy the same opportunities as she did.
Prof Mansun Chan from HKUST’s Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering is a lover of board games. He first extended his sense of playing board games to his engineering studies. Now he is materializing his passion in engineering education and his dream of founding the International Olympics of Technology inspired by sportsmen’s Olympic Games.
Inspired by Prof Pascale Fung’s passion in machine learning and AI, Nayeon Lee decided to pursue further studies at HKUST after she finished her undergraduate years here. She shares her rewarding experience in the Google Women Techmakers Scholars Program and her vision of creating positive influence on the community of women in technology.
Mechanical Engineering final year undergraduate Urvil Sheth and his teammates developed a MemoTV for the elderly in the Design Thinking course collaborated by HKUST and the China Academy of Art. He shared how the team turned the novel concept to a real product in just four weeks and the satisfaction behind which enabled him to experience what true engineering is.