Technology contest grooms budding engineers
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CityU’s Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management (MEEM), the Hong Kong Technology Education Association and Chinese Technical Press Ltd jointly organized the Project Competition in which more than 200 students and teachers from 25 secondary schools exhibited 120 of their outstanding projects.
Projects were judged on the criteria of creativity, application of technology, appearance, production technique and presentation. Officiating the prize presentation ceremony, Professor C H Chan, Dean of CityU’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, encouraged the participants to pursue a future in which they could capitalize on their talent in technological engineering. He said that the blossoming manufacturing industry on the mainland has a strong demand for engineering talent.
Another officiating guest, Professor David Liu, Secretary General of the Chiang Chen Industrial Charity Foundation, commended the participants for their original thinking andcreativity, which were among the most critical factors in the success of the manufacturing industry in Hong Kong in the 1950s and 60s. “Technology Project Competition for the Youth 2005” was sponsored by Chiang Chen Industrial Charity Foundation to inspire secondary students’ interest in pursuing undergraduate education in manufacturing engineering.
CityU’s MEEM offers professional education in the fields of engineering management, mechatronic engineering, technology management etc. These academic programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, combined with placement opportunities and exposure to real industrial settings, are grooming the next generation of quality engineers and mid-level managers to sustain economicgrowth in
The Project Competition was the first in a series of activities in MEEM’s “Revival in Manufacturing Engineering and Its Education in
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