Built a Solar-powered Multimedia Satellite E-learning System for a reconstructed school in Sichuan

From 2nd Aug to 6th Aug 2009, EEE teachers Dr. Wilton Fok, Dr. Alfred Yu, Dr. Philip Pong, Dr. YC Wu led a team of 43 HKU students to build a Solar-powered Multimedia Satellite E-learning System for a reconstructed school in Sichuan. In this project, there were a number of sub-systems including solar energy power grid, multimedia classrooms, satellite education TV system, e-learning system, educational TV server and computer laboratory. These systems had been installed by the team in 3 days.

This project is an initiative under HKU “512 Earthquake Roundtable”, which joined hands with the 512 Young Engineer Alliance, the Association of Engineering Professions in Society and other organizations after the earthquake to relay the care of the community to the victims. More information about the project is available from the website: https://www.eee.hku.hk/~sichuan/

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The project team with 43 students and 10 teachers and staff departure at the HK International Airport on 2 Aug 2009

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On 5th July 2009, Hon Henry Tong, the Chief Secretary of the HKSAR Government, visited the Yuanjia Primary School to inspect the progress of the project

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On 2nd Aug 2009, the HKU reconstruction team marched into the construction site to start the installation work of the Solar-powered Multimedia Satellite E-learning System for the school.

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2nd Aug 2009 5:00pm: When the team arrived, the Multimedia Computer Laboratory is still empty

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5th Aug 2009 2:00pm: The Multimedia Computer Laboratory is ready for the first Sichuan-HK on-line interactive class

Caring activities

Besides engineering works, the team, together with other students from almost all other faculties in HKU, also played with the local students and showed our care and concerns.

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From Left: Dr. Philip Pong, Dr. Wilton Fok and Dr. YC Wu encouraged the students in the Yuanjia Primary School

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Memorial activities

On 6 Aug 2009, the team went to the Han Wang city, where it was seriously destroyed, and conducted a memorial activity.

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Dr. Wilton Fok and Dr. P.T. Ho led the memorial activity and shared their feelings with the students.

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