Dean's Message
Spring 2015 No.26
Talking Points
HKIE-MI Contest Triumph
A team of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management undergraduates received the first prize in the HKIE-MI Student Project Competition 2013/14. It was the second consecutive year for HKUST students to triumph in the prestigious competition, organized by the Manufacturing and Industrial Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE-MI). The team comprised Jeffrey Chun Hei Chan, Adam Kin Lok Cheung, Raphael Ming Him Chui and Quentin Ting Kwan Tsui.
ECE Industry Day
ECE Final Year Project Industry Day 2014 helped Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE) students and industry connect by showcasing the project work and ideas of graduating members of the department. Both demo and poster sessions were held and close to 200 students, faculty members and company representatives attended. Judging the top three projects in the demos were panels comprising representatives from Analog Devices, ASM Pacific Technology, ASTRI, Guangdong Hiway Integrated Circuit Technology (HK), RS Components, Synopsys (Beijing), Micom Tech, Texas Instruments, The Hong Kong Electronics Industry Council/Protronic (Far East), Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association/Cell Technology Limited, Advanced Card Systems, and ViXS Systems HK. The gold award was won by Wing Hong Chan for his "Wearable Gesture Input Device" project.
Science Toy Challenge
The Science Toy Design Competition, organized by the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, gave HKUST students the opportunity to create an educational toy that would be produced and marketed by NSI International Inc, a leading designer and manufacturer of educational toys in the US. The gold award went to undergraduate Kai Ho Lau, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, for his "Key and Lock" toy.
Shadow a CEO Winner
MSc student Yue Ma, Electronic and Computer Engineering, was chosen from a competitive field to join the Classified Post’s “Shadow a CEO” Program, spending several days witnessing the daily work of Ir Joseph Choi, Managing Director of Hsin Chong Construction Company Ltd. The experience provided valuable insight and tips on management skills in real-life work situations.
Committee Chair for Construction Productivity
Prof Christopher Leung, Head of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was appointed Founding Chair of the Committee on Productivity and Research by the Hong Kong Construction Industry Council. The Committee will benchmark or set standards for processes involved in a construction project, recommend strategies to enhance industry productivity and competitiveness, and co-ordinate construction research and development to assist practical application of research results.