Prof Tongxi Yu and
Dr Ricky Lee of the Mechanical Engineering Department
have been elected 2003 Fellows of the American Society
of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), a leading professional
organization with a worldwide membership of 125,000.
The honors also highlight the contributions the Department
has made towards the advancement of knowledge and research
relevant to the economic development of Hong Kong.
A study based on
the Science Citation Index (SCI) finds that the Mechanical
Engineering Department ranked among the top three in
the world from 2000 to 2003 in terms of the number
of academic papers published in SCI journals per faculty
member per year. This places HKUST alongside other
universities such as Princeton, Stanford, Caltech and
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
A team of four
undergraduate students from the Global Business stream
of the School of Business and Management, Hannafew
Hang Ting Chan, Vishaal Prem Lalwani, Brian Ho-kei
Lee, and Mandy Man Kuen Lee, took the top prize at
the McGill Management International Case Competition.
This is the first time a team from Hong Kong has won
the prestigious award. The judges commended them for
an engaging and professional presentation and their
thorough and practical recommendations.
Two civil engineering
graduates from the class of 2003, Wai Hang Lee and Ivy
Yee Man Chung, won first prize and first runner-up prize
respectively in the Best Final-Year Geotechnical Project
Competition, organized by the Geotechnical Division
of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. Another 2003
graduate, Wing Sze Tong, won the Best Undergraduate
Student in Geotechnical Subjects Award, also organized
by the Division. This is the fourth year in a row that
HKUST Civil Engineering students have taken top honors
in HKIE competitions.
Tsz-wing Leung (Accounting
and Finance, Year 2) was named champion in the China-Hong
Kong Investment Simulation Competition 2003-04, sponsored
by SHK Financial Group. The prize included a scholarship
covering one year of his tuition at UST. More than 8,000
university students from Hong Kong and the Mainland
participated in this year's competition.