Two teams of EEE students won two First Prizes in the 12th National Challenge Cup in Dalian from Oct 15th to 20th, 2011. The Challenge Cup is known as a national academic and technology ‘Olympic’ event of college students in China (http://www.tiaozhanbei.net/).
One team was awarded the 1st Prize in the Technology Innovation Category B. The team members are the E-ComE graduates Mr. Au Yeung Hoi Hang Eric and Mr. Law Kam Yuen Ken. The project titled was “iClass—A Mobile Learning Platform” (iClass互動教學系統), which uses smartphone as an effective way to enhance the interaction between students and teachers in class. Another team was also awarded the 1st Prize in the Category of Philosophy and Social Sciences Study. The team members include Tu Yiheng (EEE M.Phil) and Ms. Wu Xiaoxi (CS Ph.D.). The project title was “Economical Analysis—-The Relationship between Income Distribution and Consumption of Chinese Residents” (中國城鄉“收入——消費”差距的經濟學分析與政策建議), and the students use both Mathematics and Engineering knowledge to analyze the income and consumer policy in China.
There were 1402 projects from 31 provinces in China, among which, 682 projects were selected in the final competition. In the Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan region, there were 81 students with 51 projects participated in the competition, and four teams from HKU won two 1st Prize, one 2nd Prize and one 3rd Prize.