HKUST Engineering Showcased Innovation and Experiential Learning at Alumni Reunion and STEM Day

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HKUST Engineering Showcased Innovation and Experiential Learning at Alumni Reunion and STEM Day

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HKUST Engineering showcased innovation and experiential learning at Alumni Reunion and STEM Day
At the HKUST STEM Day, alumni and their children worked together to assemble graffiti robots at the DIY Corner. [Download Photo]

The HKUST Alumni Reunion 2024 on Saturday, January 13 provided an incredible opportunity for alumni to catch a glimpse of the latest developments of their alma mater. 

At the “Satellite Remote Sensing” mini-lecture, Prof. SU Hui, a former NASA researcher and an atmospheric scientist of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, gave an in-depth look at HKUST-FYBB#1 - the first satellite launched by a local university, generating a great deal of interest among the audience in the future plan of the HKUST satellite program. 

Held in the Fei Chi En Dream Team Open Lab, the “Little Engineers” workshop was fully occupied by children of our alumni. Under the careful instructions of current HKUST students, participants of elementary school age were able to get hands-on experience with small motor car project, leaving them wide-eyed with excitement. 

HKUST School of Engineering places a strong emphasis on experiential learning, it is important to commence STEM education at a young age. Coinciding with the Alumni Reunion, interdisciplinary teams within the School of Engineering joined hands to organize the STEM Day, which featured a wide array of entertaining and educational activities for primary and secondary school students. Led by the Center for Global & Community Engagement and elite competition teams, current students helped organize around 20 DIY activities, workshops, and tasters, offering the young participants a fully immersive and highly interactive learning experience. 

The student teams contributed to the STEM Day were: