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Experiential learning and service learning summer programmes

Nov 25, 2016

The summer in 2016 was meaningful, busy and fun! Three teams of HKU Engineering students went to Sichuan, Tianjin and Vietnam for school reconstruction projects and robotics challenge programmes in June and July respectively.

Tianjin Robotic Challenge 2016

20 engineering students from the Departments of Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering joined the International Summer Interflow Programme from July 4 to July 23, 2016. The Programme was jointly organized by the HKU Faculty of Engineering and the Tianjin University under the China 1000 Exchange Programme supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China. The theme of the Programme was Robotics Challenge. Prof. Francis Lau, Associate Dean (Development and External Relations), was the guest of honor and gave an opening address in the opening ceremony on July 5, 2016. This programme gave HKU Engineering students not only an opportunity to learn practical knowledge on robot design and construction, but also let Hong Kong and Tianjin students exchange their cultures and share their university life.


Robots built during the competition lined up before a battle

Details: http://www.eee.hku.hk/news/international-summer-interflow-programme-with-the-tianjin-university-robotic-challenge-2016/

Sichuan Reconstruction Project 2016

Another team of students from Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Engineering Science joined the school reconstruction service project from May 30 to June 5, 2016. The Programme was jointly organized by the HKU Faculty of Engineering and the University of Electronics of Science and Technology of China, also it is under the China 1000 Exchange Programme supported by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China. Dr. Wilton Fok, Assistant Dean (External Relations and Knowledge Exchange), officiated the HK-Sichuan Students Interflow Conference. The team served the reconstructed schools in Yingxiao by teaching the local students and teachers with e-learning. They also conducted the annual maintenance works on the solar system installed in the Deyang Primary School in the first mission in 2009.


Maintenance of the solar power system for the reconstructed school

 

Mingde project: Building a library for a local secondary school in Vietnam

13 Civil Engineering students and 7 Social Sciences students participated in the Vietnam Internship Programme from June 12 to July 29 for helping to build the library of a local secondary school and conduct need assessments in Tien Lu. The team also taught living values classes for local secondary students and assisted in commune services. Our students experienced local customs, culture and life style during this meaningful and unforgettable trip.


Students assisted in placing tiles


Library decoration by students

Details: http://www.civil.hku.hk/mingde/pdf/news/trip20160612-Vietnam.pdf