In 2020, Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) established a partnership and have successfully held two online summer schools. This summer, through the joint planning and organization of the International Cooperation and Student Affairs Office and the College of New Materials and New Energies, 30 students from SZTU finally came to the beautiful Lion City for the 2023 SUTD summer school.
Garden by the Bay [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
The eight-day overseas learning program started on July 27 with a theme of “Designing Energy Systems (DES)”. The first day of the program was to visit the campus and laboratories. Professor Wei Lek from SUTD extended a warm welcome to the SZTU group. He introduced the main concept of the DES course, which covers system design, maximizing energy utilization and simplifying operations procedures. The course constituted a variety of activities that enable the students to better understand DES course through these hands-on activities.
Field Trip to NeWater [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
Alongside the knowledge-learning courses, the students also visited renowned local energy companies such as NeWater and Kepple Group for enrichment.
Solar Boat Workshop [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
The informative course of study taught by the SUTD teachers instilled theoretical knowledge in the students. On the last day of the summer school, the students were divided into groups and were tasked to design and make their own solar-powered boats. The teachers used incandescent lamps to simulate light sources in the laboratory and built a small outdoor lighting environment model for students to test. Most of the groups encountered technical problems during the boat-making process, but none of them gave up. With guidance from the teachers, all groups managed to overcome the problems and completed their unique solar boats.
Marina Bay Sand [Photo/International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office]
During this summer school, the students also visited the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University as well as the famous local landmarks such as Merlion and Marina Bay Park. The unique experiences and valuable knowledge they have gained from this summer school would definitely broaden their cultural horizons.
Drafted by Janet（张芮珊）/ International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office
Revised by International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office
Edited by International Cooperation & Student Affairs Office