Lam Lam and Naihe Song are recent graduates of the Department of Electromechanical Engineering (EME) at the University of Macau (UM). Two of them won the “Dean’s Final Year Project List Award” for their research on Hyperthermia for Non-Newtonian Fluid inside an Imitation Circular Vein. With the continuous improvement of manufacturing technology and robotics, their research could potentially assist in using micro-robots with heating functions to detect the phenomenon of cell destruction at higher temperatures in artificial veins and blood, which is particularly relevant due to the continuous improvement of manufacturing technology and robotics. Standing out among many final year projects, Lam and Song also feel encouraged, and the recognition from the judges have strengthened their determination to continue studying.
Support and Guidance from Professor
Lam Lam is a graduate of the Honors College and a recipient of the Golden Lotus Scholarship. Reflecting on her four years of study at UM, she constantly challenged herself and gained benefits from both professional knowledge and extracurricular experiences. To continue receiving the scholarship, Lam had to maintain a certain level of GPA each year. She admitted that she had high expectations for herself and her grades, and had experienced pressure when her grades fell short of her expectations. She shared, “At that time, I was worried about losing the scholarship and disappointing my family and professors because I didn’t do well in one of my courses. My professor noticed that I was struggling and approached me to offer support and practical advice, which helped me improve my grades in the end.” Although her academic journey was not without setbacks, Lam felt fortunate to have received appropriate help and guidance from her professors. She plans to continue studying at UM and further improve her expertise in this field.
Early Exposure to Industry and Broadening Horizons
Another outstanding graduate, Naihe Song is the Vice President of the Macau Institution of Engineers Student Members Division. She shared that EME has maintained a good and close relationship with the Macau industry for many years. In addition to visiting and attending lectures to meet local professional engineers, students are also provided with platforms to learn about the industry and expand their networks, which broadens their horizons. She acknowledged that the department’s curriculum is challenging in terms of Mathematics and Physics, and although sometimes it can be stressful, the courses are highly practical. In addition, the internships offered by UM allowed Song to identify her interests and aspirations early on in her learning journey, and she will pursue a master’s degree at Tsinghua University to prepare for her future career. She hopes to work in the Greater Bay Area after completing her studies, using her skills to contribute to the industry and prove her worth.
Summary of Four-Year University Experience
As they embark on a new journey, Song and Lam hope that their experiences will inspire other students in the Department. They suggest that students participate in extracurricular activities to enrich their university experience and broaden their horizons. Song is a member of UM Badminton Club, while Lam is a member of UM Literature Creation Society. Both have frequently participated in and organized different activities, which have been rewarding experiences and created many unforgettable memories. In terms of academics, the Department requires students to integrate and apply their knowledge, and exams are often open-book. This differs from the learning style in high school, and two of them also feel that open-book exams can be more challenging. Regular revision and flexible application of knowledge are necessary to achieve good results.