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Joint School Sharing Forum: Exploring the Role of Mechanical Engineers

22 Feb 2024

Department and Staff News

On February 22, 2024, the Caritas School Social Work Service and the PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering joined forces to organize a school visit and a joint school sharing forum at Tuen Mun Catholic Secondary School. We were delighted to spend an afternoon engaging with the principal, vice principal, teachers, and students, learning about their studies and aspirations.

The joint school sharing forum welcomed approximately 150 Form 5 students from Pope Paul VI College and Tuen Mun Catholic Secondary School. We extend our gratitude to our esteemed industrial partner, REC Engineering Co. Ltd., for their enthusiastic support. Ir Antonio Chan, the Deputy Managing Director, played a pivotal role in facilitating the collaboration between Caritas and the Department. The forum commenced with Antonio's insightful discussion on the practical needs of the workplace. Subsequently, the Caritas School Social Work Service hosted an interactive quiz game, where students eagerly sought answers to general engineering questions.

Next, our Department Head, Prof. Su Zhongqing, provided an in-depth explanation of the research areas and modern applications of mechanical engineering. Following Prof. Su's presentation, student and graduate representatives shared their personal experiences in both studying and working in the field. Mr Jeffrey KIM Jaeyoun, a Year 4 student pursuing a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, captivated the audience with his account of the wonderful experiences gained from the PolyU E-Formula Racing Team's involvement in Formula One races. Additionally, Mr Adrian WU, a 2018 graduate of the BEng (Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design programme, currently serves as a Product Manager in Asia Pacific at BELIMO Asia Pacific Limited. He shed light on how his work directly impacts everyone's lives.

Following the sharing sessions, Dr Henry Chu, the Scheme Leader of the BEng (Hons) Scheme in Mechanical Engineering, invited students to explore the study of mechanical engineering at PolyU. He specifically highlighted the new Intelligent Robotics Engineering programme and the recently established DSE Entry Scholarship. The event concluded with an open forum, chaired by Dr Tracy Choy, the Chairlady of the Publicity Committee, accompanied by Dr Chu, Jeffrey, and Adrian. During this session, students posed thoughtful questions to gain a better understanding of the engineering industry and to prepare for their personal development.

To further enrich the visit, the ME delegation explored the school's workshop, gaining insights into the students' design and engineering projects. This visit proved to be highly fruitful, deepening mutual understanding and providing students with first-hand information to guide them in their future studies and career choices.

Overall, the Joint School Sharing Forum proved to be an invaluable opportunity for students to explore the multifaceted world of mechanical engineering, empowering them to make informed decisions about their academic and professional paths.


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