Held on 31 Aug, the AIS Welcome Party was a delightful event that marked the arrival of new postgraduate (PG) and undergraduate (UG) students into the AIS family. As the first Welcome Party after IPO being renamed as AIS, it provided an opportunity for new students, faculty and staff to come together and join activities such as experience sharing and mass games.
The AIS Welcome Party started with a warm and inspiring address by Prof. Huamin QU, Dean of AIS, followed by greetings from faculty members and a career advising introduction by Ms Vanessa CHAN, AIS Career Advisor. An ice-breaking session and an AIS quiz were also organized to get the students involved in the event.
Afterwards, parallel sessions were held for PG and UG students respectively. At the PG session, Prof. Huamin QU presented the Best Research Award to recognize PG students who had conducted exceptional research:
|PhD Category at Hong Kong campus
||CHU, Mengyuan (PhD in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Year 4)
||Transportation Emission & Air pollution measurement
||ZHANG, Wentai, (PhD in Atmospheric Environmental Science, Year 3)
||Quantifying Marine BVOC emissions Using Satellite Remote Sensing
|PhD Category of Guangzhou Pilot Scheme
||GAO, Ziqi (PhD in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Data Science And Analytics), Year 2)
||Graph Machine Learning and AI-aided Drug Discovery
||TAO, Chengyu (PhD in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Smart Manufacturing), Year 2)
||Quality Control and Data Analytics
||ZHUANG, Qinru (MPhil in Environmental Science, Policy and Management, Class of 2022)
||Sustainable city and green infrastructure planning
||JIANG, Xiaohui (MPhil in Public Policy, Class of 2022)
||The Effects of Data Governance on Innovation for Smart Cities in China
The awardees further shared more about their research to inspire fellow students to pursue their own research endeavors.
At the UG session, Prof. Arthur LAU, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Studies) of AIS, presented the Outstanding Student Ambassador (SA) Award to 5 AIS SAs who were committed and had outstanding contributions to AIS SA Program:
• SUN Zihan (Environmental Management and Technology, Year 2)
• CHEAH Ian Yi Chen (Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management, Year 2)
• SAM Siu Chuen (Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management, Year 2)
• NG Tsz Long (Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management, Year 2)
• HUI Hoi Hung (Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management, Year 2)
Mass games brought the UG students closer together and built up their team spirit. Through a series of fun activities, students not only had a blast but also had the opportunity to connect with their fellow AIS peers on a deeper level.
We wish all AIS new students a happy and fruitful study life at AIS!