HKU Engineering team served two reconstructed schools in the Sichuan in the Earthquake ten-years-on

A team of 20 engineering students studying Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering joined the Sichuan reconstruction project jointly organized by the HKU Faculty of Engineering and the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). This project was supported by the China 1000 Exchange Program. The team went to Chengdu, Deyang and Yingxiao in Sichuan from 4 Jan to 10 Jun 2018 and served the two reconstructed schools. The PC lab environment, which was built by the former engineering students in the last few years, were upgraded with STEM education facilities. Electronic teaching materials on coding and computational thinking were installed in their computer lab and our engineering students served the schools by being STEM tutors and teach the local teachers and students knowledge on computer programming.

The delegate also visited the Sichuan Science and Technology Museum, panda incubation base, the Sichuan and HK Youths’ Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre and the UESTC Artificial Intelligence and Robotic Laboratory. This experiential learning mission was very successful and students gained not only an experience but also friendship with students in Sichuan.

HKU Engineering team were welcomed by students from UESTC at the airport

UESTC students welcomed the delegation from the University of Hong Kong

Visit the Yingxiao Middle school – the Principal told the team about the re-development of the school

Yingxaio

Memorial ceremony in Yingxiao

The tech team work hard for the installation of the STEM education and computation thinking education platform in the PC lab of the Yingxiao middle school

Taught students in Yingxiao middle school

Deyang

HKU students turned into teachers and taught the local students

Dr. Rex Ng introduced the Flipped Reading Platform for language teaching

Teaching materials developed by the HKU team were introduced to the schools. We help to uplift their knowledge on STEM education and computer coding

Dr. Wilton Fok coached students how to write codes

Chengdu

Visited the Robotic Lab in UESTC

Encounter the intelligent robot in UESTC

Playing badminton with the intelligent robot

Group visit to the AI and Robotic lab in UESTC

Visited the Sichuan and HK Youths’ Innovation & Entrepreneurship Centre

Visited the start up companies in the Tianfu Science Park