In Hong Kong, 1 in 6 couples struggles to get pregnant, compared to 1 in 10 two decades ago. In China, the infertility rate has risen to 12-15% from just 2.5% in the early 1990s. Many couples have begun to seek medical help to fulfil their desire to have a baby – there are 50 million patients with fertility problems in China. Listening to Dr. SHU Yiwei Ervin, current student of MPhil Program in Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship (TLE) offered by the Division of Integrative Systems and Design of HKUST's School of Engineering, talk about the pain involved in the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process, and his hope that his startup can eventually increase the success rate of the procedure, is both moving and inspiring.
The HKUST Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team was crowned the All-Around Champion and Engineering Presentation Champion in the MATE International ROV Competition 2019. This marks the second time that the team receives all-around championship in this international competition since they first participated in 2011, after the first time in 2017.
The HKUST Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Team defended their champion title in the 14th Hong Kong Regional of the MATE International ROV Competition. The ROV Team, a sub-team of the HKUST Robotics Team, has been named champion in this competition for the ninth consecutive year.
School of Engineering professors, students and alumni were recognized with three awards at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, the flagship conference of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society. Held in Montreal, Canada on May 20-24, the conference was attended by over 4,000 global participants and received close to 3,000 submissions of high-quality papers from around the world.
Dr. YU Xianghao, a 2018 PhD graduate from the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been named the winner of the School of Engineering (SENG) PhD Research Excellence Award 2018-19.
A team of five HKUST School of Engineering (SENG) students brought home the championship at the Kerry Logistics Hackathon last month, a competition that sought to explore the possibility of using drones to help run smart warehouses.
FONG Ho-Ming, Year 3 student in Mechanical Engineering and General Business Management at HKUST, is part of a 3-student team to have advanced to Round 2 of Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2019, a global student competition in search of ideas that will transform the future of the aerospace industry.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) co-organized the Innovation Contest 4CSRtech with the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong & Macau and Orange Group on November 3-4, 2018, with eight finalist teams coming from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan and India.