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Branch Activity Report
Student Branch: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
Region: VII International Section: International
Web Presence (Facebook, Website, Twitter, etc.) http://aiaa.ust.hk
Old Branch Officers New Branch Officers
Student Branch Chair Student Branch Chair Name: Angus Law Member Number: 591676 Name: Nicole Tse Member Number: 543474
Student Branch Vice-Chair (external) Student Branch Vice-Chair (external) Name: Nicole Tse Member Number: 543474 Name: Ching Yu Ng Member Number: 509291
Student Branch Vice-Chair (internal) Student Branch Vice-Chair (internal)
Name: Wilson Wong Member Number: 591824 Name: Lam Wai Shing Member Number: 496660
Promotional Secretary: Promotional Secretary:
Name: Yuen Wai Tat Member Number: 591415 Name: Pang Yat Hang Member Number: 474617
Name: Vishal Chanana Member Number: 505659 Name: Wu Kwok Ping Member Number: 607708
General Secretaries/ Other officers: General Secretaries/ Other officers: Name: Cheng Qi Lu Member Number: 506597 Name: Chak Ka Ho Member Number: 643274 Name: Alex Law Member Number: 591552 Name: Tsoi Kam Fung Member Number: 469710
Name: Francis Chan Member Number: 591857 Name: Kwong Chak Wai Member Number: 688670
Name: Ching Yu Ng Member Number: 509291 Name: Leung Liang Kim Member Number: 489179 Name: Tang Cheuk Nam Member Number: 593002 Name: Shum Long Yan Michelle Member Number: 607695
Name: Leung Liang Kim Member Number: 489179 Name: Tang Ho Yee Member Number: 644300
Name: Chan Ho Cheung Member Number: 676742 Name: Tse Tsz Yan Member Number: 620160
Name: Kwok Kei Kwan Member Number: 530163
Name: Mooltham Man Keung Member Number: 496096 Name: Liu Ho Yin Member Number: 513931
Name: Lo Yat Kan Member Number: 512070
Name: Tse Tsz Pui Member Number: 543522 Name: Ngai Cheuk Yu Member Number: 489082
Name: Francis Chan Member Number: 591857
Name: Cheng Qi Lu Member Number: 506597 Name: Yuen Wai Tat Member Number: 591415
Name: Tang Cheuk Nam Member Number: 593002
Name: Alex Law Member Number: 591552
Old Faculty Advisor: New Faculty Advisor:
Name: Larry Li Member Number: 513119 Name: Larry Li Member Number: 513119
Do you have a tax id number under the AIAA umbrella? If yes, have you completed your IRS form 990-N
(online only) for the latest tax year?
Please indicate responses below:
1. Did your branch participate in local section events? Yes No
2. Did any members of your branch participate in any AIAA conferences? Yes No
3. Did you have any members participate in the following student programs?
Scholarships Yes No
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The HKUST Student Branch of AIAA organized a number of different educational, enrichment and technical
activities over the past year:
[Talks by Industry Professionals] Open Climb delivered by Captain Gabriel Yu
This talk was delivered by Mr Gabriel Yu, an airline captain who has been working in
the aviation industry for more than 20 years. Around 35 students attended this talk.
Captain Yu discussed his experience in aviation, how he started his career as an airline
pilot and what to expect when young students first enter the aviation industry. Students
asked a lot of intriguing questions about the industry, particularly regarding how they
can better prepare themselves for it within and beyond the university curriculum and
programs. This talk gave students from all across the university (i.e. engineering,
science and business) a better idea of what positions are available in the aviation
industry and how they can better equip themselves for the challenges ahead.
[Talks by Industry Professionals] Insider News On the Importance of Pilots in the Next 20 Years by Nigel Leung
Nigel Leung was formerly an airline pilot with the Hong Kong Dragon Airlines
Limited (now rebranded as Cathay Dragon). He quit his job and later established Aero
Institute AI-HK. Around 25 students attended the talk. Most of them have strong
passion towards aviation and would like to make it a lifelong career as an airline pilot.
Nigel shared a lot of important and useful advice, with lots of interactions with the
[Tour] Aviation Tour to Mainland China
In order to give HKUST students greater exposure to aviation and to prepare them for the aviation industry, the HKUST AIAA
Student Branch organized an aviation tour to different places every year.
In December 2015, the Student Branch organized an aviation tour to mainland China for HKUST students. It was a 6-day trip in
Shanghai, Tianjin and Beijing, starting from 20th December 2015 to 25th December 2015. The trip included 3 faculty members
from the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and 23 HKUST students who are extremely enthusiastic about
aviation and would like to work in the aviation industry in the near future. We spent around 2 days in each city, visiting well-
known aviation-related companies, as well as universities in China.
The trip was very successful thanks to the generous support of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, the
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management,
and Tianjin University.
Visit to Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd.
We visited the final assembly
line in COMAC. C919, the
largest commercial airliner
designed and built in China,
was being assembled when we
visited COMAC. We learnt
some of the advanced features
of C919. We also gained
important insights into how the
aviation industry in China
Visit to GEs China Technology Centre
In GE-CTC, the speaker kindly introduced the companys background and what the
centre does. We learnt a lot of essential engineering management procedures, as
well as other engineering disciplines.
Visit to Tianjin University
We visited the History Museum of Tianjin
University. We learnt some important events
related to Tianjin University in the timeline of
Chinese History. Furthermore, we visited the
laboratories where postgraduate students used
to do experiments. The visit to Tianjin
University was really enlightening and
Visit to Airbus Tianjin
We visited the Airbus Tianjin Final Assembly Line. In this assembly line,
the A320 Family aircrafts were being assembled. We had a better
understanding of how the A320s airliners are assembled and delivered to
Visit to Civil Aviation University of China
The visit to CAUC was very impressive. We saw a wide range of retired
aircraft engines and retired airliners in the university, some of which were
very famous and important in aviation history. Students were very excited to
see all those retired aircrafts.
Visit to China Civil Aviation Museum
The museum was built to showcase the development of China's aviation industry and achievements China has made in this
sector. We could see some retired aircrafts in the yard. Inside the museum included different areas, some of which exhibited a
wide variety of both model and real airplanes.
[Tour] Visit to the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department
In order to let students better understand how HKCAD works and what HKCAD does within the aviation industry, we organized
a visit to HKCAD in early February 2016. Around 20 students participated in this visit. An HKCAD officer showed us a mock-
up of the actual office where air traffic controllers work. He also explained to us a lot of responsibilities HKCAD bears. This visit
actually gave us a lot of important insights into the industry.
[Competition] 2016 AIAA Design/Build/Fly Competition in Wichita, Kansas
A team of 15 HKUST engineering
students participated in the 2016
Competition, which was held in
Wichita, Kansas. They spent
countless hours working on their
model planes, designing, building
and test flying their engineering
concepts. Throughout the
competition, they demonstrated
teamwork, ingenuity and
perseverance, achieving second place in Asia and first place in Hong Kong.
[Competition] Airbus Fly Your Ideas
Two teams of HKUST students participated in Airbus Fly Your Ideas competition. They came up with innovative ideas to solve
real-world engineering problems in aircraft design and aviation. For example, one of their ideas was to design and build modular
aircraft seating that can be replaced on-demand depending on the relative balance of passenger demand and cargo demand. They
successfully reached Round 2 o