On 23 July 2022, around 50 alumni from various disciplines and generations gathered at PolyU to join the “85A Alumni Tourcation”, an event jointly organised by the Alumni Affairs Office (AAO) and PolyU MILES Alumni Association (MILESAA), and supported by the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and the Federation of PolyU Alumni Associations (FHKPUAA).
Mr Eddy Wu, President of MILESAA, and Ms Wanze Li, Section Head (Alumni Affairs and Associations) of AAO, gave a warm welcome to the participants at the Alumni Atrium. The group first set off for the new landmark of PolyU – the enhanced main entrance – where they took good snapshots preserving this homecoming moment. Next, they were divided into two teams for the interactive guided laboratory visit, which consisted of six laboratories in total: State Key Laboratory of Ultra-precision Machining Technology, Aviation Operations and Control Laboratory, Cyber-Physical Systems Laboratory, Ng Tat Lun Digital Factory, Integrated Product Design Laboratory, and the PolyU-Microsoft Enterprise Systems Centre. Apart from introducing their state-of-the-art facilities and equipment in detail, the staff and researchers from ISE also gave demonstrations, amazing the participants who had been eager to know more about the daily applications of the systems.
After the lab visit, the group continued to reminisce about their campus life by touring round Stephen Cheong Kam Chuen Memorial Plaza, the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, the iconic footbridge in the northeast boundary of PolyU, and finally the sky garden located on the rooftop of Block Z.
The event was highly acclaimed by all the participants. They were enthusiastic about the upcoming Tourcations.
To celebrate PolyU’s 85th Anniversary, a series of themed alumni campus tours will be organised. Apart from exploring various favourite campus spots and iconic buildings, the tours will feature different PolyU blocks and teaching facilities as well. Please stay tuned!