In 2019 summer, the Department of Electrical Engineering organized two student activities: Summer Exchange Programme for Overseas Students and EE Summer Taster Programme for Senior Secondary Students. The Department partnered with four overseas universities for the Summer Exchange Programme this year. They offered EE-related courses along with company visits, local field trips and cultural activities for our 50 EE students. In parallel, we ran our on-campus-residential summer programme during 5 July 2019 – 10 August 2019 to receive 57 overseas students of our exchange partners. Themed “Remote Controlled Land Hovercraft”, the training was conducted on combined lecture-laboratory basis. Students built a mini land hovercraft from scratch, starting from circuit and signal design, 3D printing, wireless control to Android programming.
To promote STEM among high school students, EE organized a summer taster programme for local high school students by adapting materials of and being run concurrently with the International Summer Programme. The programme aimed at cultivating secondary students’ interest in engineering innovation and boosting their confidence in communicating in an international environment through team work. There were a total of 45 school-nominated and alumni-nominated S4-S5 students participated to enjoy a fruitful summer.
Thanks to the generous donation support from industry and charity foundation, the programmes were enriched to make them most beneficial to students. The donors are: The Hong Kong Fujian Charitable Education Fund, Toushi Group, Tan Siu Lin Foundation and RS Components.