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Taipei Tech Career Fair 2017 was held on March 15 on campus. Over 100 enterprises participated and released over 5,500 job openings in the annual event. Many well-known companies such as Everlight, Chicony Electronics, Hon Hai, Taiwan Semiconductor, DELTA, Formosa Plastics Corporation, CTCI, and Yong Feng Yu were looking for the right candidates to work for their companies.
In order to promote Taipei Tech through LINE, we now have our own Line Sticker called Taipei Tech Lion which has officially released in March, 2017. The design team leader Mong-Fan Huang, Project Professor of Department of Industrial Design, noted that the school’s mascot is lion and by using bright color in the design, he hoped to provide a happy and energetic feeling to users.
Digital printing for textile is a promising industry. In order to cultivate related talents, Ministry of Labor and Taipei Tech set up a textile industry technique training center on Feb 13, 2017. The trainees are expected to get a raise and become a professional after taking center’s courses.Taipei Tech noted that Taiwan has put a lot effort into technology textile industry for standing firm in global market.
In order to foster academic cooperation and clinical application, Taipei Tech and Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on November 30, 2016. Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital has always been active in communicating with top academic research institutions.
Taipei Tech invited Dr. Kai-Fu Lee, Founder and CEO of the Sinovation Ventures, to give a speech about internet innovation and trend in China on November, 22. Dr. Lee thinks that now is a perfect time for AI startups. In the past decade, AI’s biggest progress is deep learning such as Alpha Go, robot, and self-driving cars. He predicted that 90% of current jobs will be replaced by AI including driver, translator, security guard, and reporter.
“I hope that I can have a mouth pen to write with” said Xuan-han Wang, a junior high school student at National Hualien Senior High School who suffered from a rare disease called Achondroplasia. This disease affects Wang’s hands and legs, and the only way he can write is to lie on a table and hold a mouth pen. Nevertheless, this special pen made from Japan is going to stop production soon. Without this mouth pen, writing for Wang, seems to become even harder. Jia-chang Wang, Associate Professor from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Taipei Tech, lead a 3D print team to make a new mouth pen for Wang. From booking train tickets to carry heavy professional equipment, Wang’s team went to Hualien 3 times conducting a customized mouth pen and assistive device for Xuan-han.
In 2016, Taipei Tech has 42 students in its new 4-year IAIE program in furniture and carpentry. Leehter Yao, Taipei Tech’s President, noted that students in this program will focus on learning professional knowledge in first 2 years.Under solid instruction, they will be encouraged to obtain National technique certificate in the first semester of their third year. Then, in the second semester, students are required to embark an internship in related domestic enterprises. In the fourth year, student will spend the whole year in Vietnam as an intern.
Since Taiwan is gradually entering an aging society, long-term care become more and more important. Taipei Tech gathered professors in related fields to form a long-term care research team. The research team also cooperates with many medical institutions such as Tri-Service General Hospital Beitou Branch, MacKay Memorial Hospital, Taipei Venteran General Hospital Su-Ao & Yanshan Branch, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Science, and so on. On Oct 30, a joint press conference was held at Taipei Tech that focused on releasing the latest long-term care R&D result. A total of 25 items in 4 different fields, i.e. Neurological Rehabilitation, Remote Monitoring and Sensor, and IOT and Modular Long-term Care.
Happy 105th Birthday Taipei Tech! October 29, 2016 is the celebration ceremony of Taipei Tech’s 105th anniversary. The Ceremony and the Conferment of Honorary Degrees for Kim Y.C. Tsai were held at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. Under applause, President Ing-wen Tsai arrived at the ceremony. She believed that students should be proud of Taipei Tech and they had made a wise choice entering this school. Before finishing the remark, Tsai pointed out that cross-disciplinary ability and problem solving are two crucial competences that students should have in order to adapt to future industry trend.
Taipei Tech research team from the Institute of Environmental Engineering and Management conducted a study of comparison the effectivity between 11 different air purifiers and deodorizer. The result showed that activated carbon-zeolite filter performs best in keeping nitrogen oxide which is a common indoor air pollutant away among its competitors. This research was presented on Taiwan Public Health Association Annual Academic Conference for the first time.