The College of Engineering held a welcome ceremony for the freshmen of 2016 on Wednesday, September 7th.
The ceremony, taking place in the Sunny Hall of Yingjie Overseas Exchange Center, got together many of the College of Engineering (COE) administrative leaders and faculty members to meet with the new entrants, a total of over 300 undergraduate, master and Ph.D. students.
Dean Dongxiao Zhang welcomes the new entrants
“I’d like to warmly welcome you to this booming college, which has been growing remarkably since its re-establishment eleven years ago,” Professor Dongxiao Zhang, dean of COE, addressed them before making a brief introduction of COE. “COE aims to become a first-class education and research institute in engineering in the world. Students are at the center of our endeavor. We provide you with teaching from first-class faculty members and a comprehensive, interdisciplinary and international syllabus to help boost your growth and career development.” said Zhang.
Teacher representative Yue Yang speaks at the ceremony
Teacher representative Yue Yang, assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Management, COE, pointed out that in order to enhance innovative capability, one should study hard, experience different things in life, and try different approaches to solve problems which could help gain inspiration of innovation.
Alumnus representative Yaohua Zhao delivers a speech
COE alumnus Yaohua Zhao (1986’), now director of Department of Architecture Environment, College of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, delivered an inspiring speech to the young generation. He shared his study experience at Peking University, and suggested the students to arrange their college time properly, to find their goals and become not only a wise man but also an elegant man.
Senior student representative Beiqi Sun, freshman representative Wangrong Jinzi and first-year graduate student Sheng Zhai also shared their stories and aspirations on the ceremony.