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MAE Students' Innovative Design Wins Awards

Three students, Yip Chun-wa (1st left), Lau Ka-chun (3rd left) and Lam Ho-yi (2nd left), from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering (MAE), won the first runner-up and the most innovative award in the Second Greater China Design Competition. Hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (North East Asia Region), the competition was held in the South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, on 23 and 24 March.

The participants were required to design, build, and perform test runs for a model car that was propelled by the gravitational potential energy generated by the falling of one litre of water at a vertical height of one meter. Led by Dr. Li Yiyang (1st right), lecturer, and Leung Yun-yee, technician, MAE, the CUHK team designed a prototype device inspired by the 'golf swing', featuring high performance and excellent stability.