The success of engineering students with excellent results was celebrated at the Dean of Engineering Scholarship Presentation Ceremony, staged across two evenings on November 27 and 28, 2013.
The ceremony was first staged in 2012, with the 2013 edition expanding its scope to embrace not only students with at least one 5** subject, but also those with at least two 5* subjects at the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination. A total of 158 students were presented with scholarships – more than double the figure of 2012.
Dean of Engineering Prof Khaled Ben Letaief was joined by Associate Deans Prof Roger Cheng, Prof Hong K Lo, Prof Christopher Chao, department heads and faculty members for the two ceremonies. It was pleasing to see in the audience around 90 principals and teachers from the students' secondary schools, who looked on proudly as their former pupils had their achievements recognized. In total, around 300 people attended the two gatherings.
Prof Ben Letaief highlighted the expanded scope of the scholarship scheme in his speech. "This does not only enable more top students to benefit from our first-rate education, but also further consolidate the human capital of the School, which is critical to our continued success," he said. He also extended his congratulations to the principals and teachers.
The evening continued with a presentation on the pioneering tri-modal education, newly developed for four-year students, by Prof Roger Cheng. There followed an enchanting musical performance by scholarship recipients: Mary Wong played violin and James Cheung played the electronic piano. Particularly valuable for the scholarship students was the sharing session with awardees Mary Wong, Johann Chung, Ben Lee and alumnus Jeff Li, who all spoke movingly about life at the University and in particular their experiences at the School.
Recipients will enjoy a range of privileges, such as bonus points in internship and exchange programs, empowering them to make the best of the wonderful opportunities presented by the University.