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First Capstone Convocation for the Class 2018: A Kickoff of Graduation Season

First Capstone Convocation for the Class 2018: A Kickoff of Graduation Season

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June 12, 2018. Fan Gongxiu Honors College Capstone Convocation, recognized also as the graduation thesis defense, was held in the 4th Lecture Hall, the primary locus for their four year academic life. The Capstone project at Fan Gongxiu Honors College is a research thesis or creative project in the major program students have selected to graduate with. It starts from the Spring Semester of their junior year and lasts till the end of their senior year right before graduation. It is their third and the most comprehensive project in the past four years that demonstrates their integration of achieving student outcomes developed, both theoretically and practically, from the undergraduate programs. Graduating seniors routinely cite it as the most important academic part of their undergraduate education. The annual Capstone convocation showcases…
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160001 Receives the Award of 2017 National Vigor Youth League Branch

160001 Receives the Award of 2017 National Vigor Youth League Branch

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March 4, 2018. Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China released the list of “2017 Awards of National Vigor Youth League Branch”. 160001 Branch from Fan Gongxiu Honors College were honorable to receive the title, being one of the two awarded branches in the university. The establishment of the "Vigor Youth League Branch” selection process is a concrete task of implementing the relevant spirit of the "CYL Central Reform Program”. It is an important measure for the in-depth implementation of the project of "vitality enhancement" in the higher education. 160001 CYL branch consist of 30 elite members, yearning for being international talents in the field of engineering. As a part of the model CYL branches of the univeristy and the good-style delegation branch, members’ weighted average score was…
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Reading and Sharing Panel Held as Part of the “One Book One Community” Project

Reading and Sharing Panel Held as Part of the “One Book One Community” Project

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In the evening of December 5th, 30 freshmen in Fan Gongxiu Honors College held a reading and sharing panel discussion in Room 610 of the 4th Lecture Hall. From October, students began their reading activities under the instruction as described by the One Book One Community Project, which is intended to build an intellectual and social rapport among honors students and community members through the collective experience of reading, thinking and discussing challenging ideas and themes that raise important social issues. They were required to read the book Silent Spring written by Rachel Carson and then share their opinions with the whole class. Xianzhi Li, the monitor of the class, first gave out brief introductions of the book. Silent Spring begins with a fable depicting the mutation of a beautiful…
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Fan Gongxiu Honors College Welcomes 30 Freshmen

Fan Gongxiu Honors College Welcomes 30 Freshmen

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Beijing, China – Beijing University of Technology welcomed more than 6000 new students to its campus on September 7 to kick off the annual Student Welcome and Orientation Week, among which another class of students formally joined the Honors College of the University. Thirty new students were admitted to the Fan Gongxiu Honors College, established in 2014, aiming at selecting and educating outstanding engineers. “I’m so happy to have them join our big family and they make us complete”, said the upperclassman Jialin Shao. This year those 30 freshmen from all over the country gathered together and ran through various tests till they stand out from the group of 60 candidates. ‘‘I remembered those difficult exams almost exhausted me, however, when I looked back now, I should be grateful that…
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International Students Spend Summer in Silicon Valley, Designing Products

International Students Spend Summer in Silicon Valley, Designing Products

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[caption id="attachment_266" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Members of group one, Li Bo, 20, of Zhejiang University, Shao Jialin, 20, of Beijing University of Technology, Gui Jiaxi, 21, Beijing University of Technology, Cui Ze, 20, Beijing University of Technology, Ga-In Ryu, 23, Gyeongsang National University, with team mentor SJSU materials engineering student Crystal Pereira, 23, right, introduce them selves during the Summer in Silicon Valley program in the College of Engineering at San Jose State University in San Jose, California on Monday, July 10, 2017. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)[/caption] They came from China, Korea, and Spain, etc., — 53 rising sophomores and juniors at their respective universities — to learn all about high-tech in the Silicon Valley. For the next three weeks, these students will immerse themselves in the “Summer in Silicon Valley” program…
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Honors College Students Visiting Silicon Valley to Learn about Startups

Honors College Students Visiting Silicon Valley to Learn about Startups

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Monday, July 10, 2017 05:47PM SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Immigrants have been founders of about half of all startups in Silicon Valley, but a special visa to give more of them entry to the U.S. has been put on hold by the Trump Administration. Yet Silicon Valley remains a magnet for bright minds from overseas. Fifty-three college students arrived on campus at San Jose State on Monday. To spend three weeks in Silicon Valley is a golden opportunity for these engineering and computer science college students from China, South Korea, Brazil, and Spain, etc. And some may become part of the next wave of immigrants to do a successful startup here. Ga-in Ryu from South Korea thinks Silicon Valley is where she wants to be. "I think Silicon Valley is…
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