Two teams of EEE students won two Excellence Awards in the 2008 Samsung Joint Universities Creative Technology Talents Awards. The final was held in the Hong Kong Cyberport on 16 February 2009. Twelve teams shortlisted from the first round of 56 teams presented and demonstrated their innovative ideas to the judging panels.
One team called “Elite Innovators” comprised four Information Engineering Year 2 students: Cheng Ka Chung, Cheng Ho Yin, Wong Wing Kit and Ho Chun Yin won an Excellence Award with their prototype using an old refrigerator as an organic food incubator. Another team called “Green Revolution” comprised of students from Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering: Kelvin Ma (EE-1), Chan Yee Wah (MedE-1) and Chan Pui Wai (MedE-1) won another Excellence Award with their project of perfume printer.
“We are very surprised that our team can win the Excellence Award as all members in our team are just year 1 students.” said Kelvin Ma (EE-1) the leader of the Green Revolution team. “We are very happy that we can learn a lot of practical knowledge through this competition. We would like to thank for the supports from our Department, especially the assistance and advices from Mr. C.L. Chan and Dr. Wilton Fok.” said Cheng Ka Chung (InfoE-2) the leader of the Elite Innovator team.
Dr. Wilton Fok was very impressed by the students’ performance and enthusiasm. “I am glad to see that our students are so creative and innovative. I am very impressed that they can apply their knowledge and turn their ideas in to real prototypes within such a short period of time.”