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On 18 July 2018, CEE Summer Programme 2018 was successfully held between ten teams from different secondary schools.  This year’s programme comprised an introduction to CEE programmes by Ir C.L. Kwanopening, Campus Mini Tour to House of Innovation, laboratory tours and the paper structure competition.

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Ten teams, each with four members per team, were given two hours to fabricate a paper structure. The paper structures were judged against maximum loading, lightness, and aesthetic and innovation. The competition provided an opportunity for youth to develop their analytical and communication skills and to acquire structural engineering knowledge through building and testing a paper structure.

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We were surprised by the participants’ creativity and were delighted to see them putting in a lot of effort in design and fabrication. To close the event, Prof. C.S. Poon, Associate Head of CEE, congratulated the participants on their outstanding performance and presented prizes to the winners.

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We would like to express our gratitude to colleagues and student helpers for guiding the laboratory tours and assistance in the loading test of the paper structure competition. We would also like to acknowledge the Judging Panel formed by academic staff, administrative staff, research staff and alumni for the assessment on the paper structures.

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Judging Panel

  • Ir Rex Cham, Engineering Manager of IC, representative from CEE Alumni Association
  • Ir Edmond Wong, representative from CEE Alumni Association
  • Ir P.K. Chan, Professor of Practice of CEE
  • Ir Paul Pang, ex-Professor of Practice of CEE
  • Ir Prof. William H.K. Lam, Head of CEE
  • Ir Dr Eddie Lam, Associate Professor of CEE

Loading tests of paper structure competition

Technical support was provided by the following staff: Structural Engineering Research Laboratory: Mr Alfred Yiu and Mr Henry Cheung; Computer Room: Ms Veronica Yick; and other supporting staff and research personnel, etc.

Organizers and coordinators

Ir Dr Eddie Lam, Ir C.L. Kwan, Ms Betsy Yip and Ms Connie Pang

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Dr S.Y. Zhu (Deputy Programme Leader of Civil Engineering Degree Programme) and Prof. S.C. Lee (Programme Leader of Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development Degree Programme) gave introduction about CEE Academic Programmes.

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Final Remarks

We hope this competition is appealing to you.

May we see you as our undergraduates some time in the near future?

Our Academic Programmes

BEng (Honours) Degree Programme in Civil Engineering

BEng (Honours) Degree Programme in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development

Higher Diploma Programme in Civil Engineering

 

For more information about CEE and its academic programmes, please visit:

https://www.polyu.edu.hk/cee/