After hosting the SENG Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) Competition for four years, the Center for Engineering Education Innovation (E2I) of the School of Engineering collaborated with the HKUST Office of Postgraduate Studies to jointly organize the first HKUST 3MT® Competition on March 27, 2018.
Mr Kang Eun Jeon, a doctorate student in HKUST-NIE Social Media Lab under the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), has developed the “HKUST luXbeacon” – a Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon that can harvest and store energy from both solar and indoor lighting, thereby capable of operating without batteries.
Mr Ming Cheung, a PhD candidate at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, has analyzed 11 million images shared on social media from over 150 countries/locations, and made use of “social signals” to make smart recommendations on daily living that have never been possible.
An innovative project developed in the four-week Design Thinking course collaborated by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the China Academy of Art received recognition outside the classroom as it was named the National Winner of the James Dyson Award 2017 in the Hong Kong region.
A Civil and Environmental Engineering postgraduate team won three awards including the championship in the Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools (IDEERS) competition held in Taiwan on September 22-23.
Two papers by professors and PhD students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and their collaborators from the Hong Kong Government were honored by best paper awards of leading international geotechnical journals. This marks the first time the awards were given to teams with members all from Hong Kong.