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